I am lacking in it today and now - on my way to bed - I am sitting here trying to think of something to chat about. It is the first time I have had time today - friends S and T came for coffee this morning, no meal from my carer today for the microwave as my carer's oven has broken and she is having a new one fitted today. Friend D with her mother came for a cup of tea and a chocolate eclair this afternoon and then there was Country File, Antiques Road Show and, of course, Strictly semi final to watch. I had to agree with the judges that this year the standard is so high that it is really impossible now to choose.
Now, at a quarter to eleven I have come to get ready for bed. I am gradually getting more and more used to my new hearing aids and they are certainly very successful. Each day they feel more familiar in my ears and I expect that in about a fortnight - like with all new things - I shall be totally used to them.
The weather has turned just a little bit warmer but there is a lot of cloud and it is drizzling on and off. As I said the other day - we are almost to the shortest day. Then there is a week or two when the change is hardly noticeable and then suddenly people start saying 'the days are drawing out' and we start looking out for the snowdrops.
And speaking of Spring bulbs, I now have two lovely bowls of hyacinths - one red hyacinths and one deep blue . In addition I have a lovely Poinsettia - all three Christmas presents. Now all I have to remember is the hyacinths must never dry out and need to be kept damp but well-drained and Poinsettias need watering sparingly. If I can manage to do that I might keep all three into the New Year.