Good morning everyone on this Tuesday - the day when I am minus carer and have to cope alone. Oh yes, I can manage it but it does take much longer because she moves like lightning doing the menial jobs like bed making and getting my breakfast. Also I often have a lie in. Because she comes at half past seven I usually arise at half past six, giving me time to open all the blinds, unlock the doors, and watch the news headlines. This morning I got up at eight o'clock - just in time for the news.
I pottered around doing all the little jobs which need doing every day and then as the sun was shining into the sitting room as soon as I had finished the mind games in the Times I went to get Priscilla, opened the garage doors and found it was raining. So here I am opening a post for today. It is lunch time and today's lunch (brought by my carer yesterday and ready for the microwave ) is roast beef, yorkshire pud, cauliflower cheese, sprouts, cabbage, carrots and mange-tout - and a jug of gravy which she tells me has thyme, marmite and red wine in it. It will heat well - it always does. If the meal includes chips or anything which does not microwave well then it goes into the Remoska to crisp up. Yes you will say - but not like the beef carved off the joint and put onto your plate with fresh veg. You would be correct but that sort of cooking is really beyond my capabilities these days and second best it might be but it is always good.
It is now a quarter to seven in the evening, all the blinds except the one where I am sitting at the computer are drawn. It has neither been fine or been raining all day - that in between when there is a bit of a drizzle in the air and the sky is just plain grey. And I suppose my day has been fairly similar in that nothing much has happened. No carer so no chat first thing, no walk because the weather was unfit, one long chat with my son and a quick chat with friend S who called with some fruit she had bought for me on Hawes market earlier in the day and that's it. It is still cloudy and we don't in any case live on top of a hill because apparently we would only have to be a little bit further North this week to possibly catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. But in any case cloud conditions are not right this evening.
Hopefully our new television mast will come into action tomorrow. Just for a little while at lunch time the News came from our local station and was not being viewed through iplayer but just when I was thinking the whole saga of the destroyed mast was over the thing went off and we went back to iplayer. Friend S tells me that it is hopeful that by tomorrow evening everything will be back to normal for almost everyone ((I hope that includes us - something to do with the new mast being a bit shorter and not quite reaching everyone).
See you tomorrow when hopefully there will be a bit more to write about.