Are you a list-maker or do you muddle through life doing jobs as they occur to you? My sister who was more than twenty years my senior and long gone, once said to me that she made 'mental lists' before she got out of bed in a morning but usually found that by evening she had only done about one thing on the list and it was most frustrating.
I try to make a bit of a list and one thing that is first at present is to UPDATE FILES. I have only one son. You may find this thinking macabre but I hope that when I die (let's face it however much longer I live one thing is certain - I have lived far longer than I have left on this earth) I leave my affairs (no not that sort) in such order that he has as little work as possible to sort them out. To that end my filing cabinet (a set of drawers in my computer room) has labelled files. They are all in the process of being updated. One has been done, updated and ticked off the list (and that one is the organisation of my funeral arrangements - with the proviso that if he wishes to change the whole thing that is his prerogative.) So that file is now the only one in the drawer.
The next one I intend to tackle is the Utilities file - Gas, Electricity etc. I shall start on this the minute I finish this post. I don't feel like it but I shall take it into the sitting room, tip the contents out onto the carpet in front of my chair and then update them as I put them back. Drastic it might be but when I have sorted every file out I shall feel 'cleansed' - a good feeling.
Now to other things - we have had a couple of cold days but the sun has shone non stop and the sky is a clear blue. Priscilla and I walked the walk this morning we saw only one couple (I always try to speak to everyone) and I was able to say to them "Good to see a joint effort" because each had a bucket of soapy water and a cloth and each was tackling washing one side of the same car. We had a bit of a laugh about it before I walked on. I didn;t find the walk as arduous as yesterday but I am tired now.
When I arrived home I heated up my roast pork and veggies in the microwave and then took my fruit salad and coffee into the sitting room. Then I watched Simon Reeve on iplayer in The Lakes - an absolutely excellent programme - so different from the usual 'travel' programme. Now it is almost tea time and the heating has just come back on. I hadn't switched it off but once the sun gets into my South-facing windows they soon warm up the whole bungalow.
Looking out of the window into the back garden I see it is a mass of self-sown yellow antirrhinums. I put them in as bedding plants at least five years ago and left some at the end of the season to go to seed- now they are everywhere and I love their feast of late colour. I wish I was able to get out there and do a bit of work but I'm afraid my gardening days are now long over.
Back again tomorrow - in the meantime sleep well and stay well.