The first thing to happen today was that my neighbour, who I last saw on Friday, rang to say she had tested positive for Covid. Because today is the day my monthly cleaner comes I immediately tested and luckily so far I am clear.
Yesterday I worked - for me- extremely hard and so it is hardly surprising that I am very tired today and have taken it easy. Tonight I have a headache so don't feel I am in the clear yet as far as covid is concerned - so fingers crossed.
I went out at lunchtime to water my tubs. When it is showery it is easy to think tubs are getting watered - sadly it is rarely the case and mine were extremely dry and between us my cleaner and I gave them all a good watering. The sun is very hot but there is a strong wind blowing. Half way through the afternoon the heavens opened and there was a downpour. Judging from which windows the rain poured down the wind seems to have gone round to the North and boy did it rain. It is raining still, two hours later no doubt the garden is delighted.
I have enjoyed the athletics from the States this afternoon - an amazingpole vault - a new world record. The dedication of all these athletes - they are on T V all the time at this time of the year in one sport or another - just fills me with admiration.
I shall now go and concoct something for tea - can't say I fancy anything (ominous sign?) maybe a poached egg will fit the bill. This reminds me of a bit I read yesterday in "Excellent Women" our Book Club book for this month where the narrator - speaking of poached eggs says she always finds that the white ends up floating about like a sea anemone. (Lovely book - maybe a bit dated but so beautifully written -a smile on every line almost).