I keep quiet here if I can’t think of anything good, nowadays and it’s been a difficult week. But I felt a degree of resolve today and got some things done. The first five boxes from Tim’s house, for a start, as well as washing all the bedding and towels i’d brought back.
I’ll tell you what went awry another time, but I’ll be positive for now.
1 Polly bantam is still carrying on, hobbling about but eating well. I’ve remembered that her great-granny (probably – at least), another black girl, was also very poor in the legs as she got older. Russell was very fond of her and cosseted her, as I do Polly.
2 I’ve had a lot of school meetings in the last couple of weeks, most of them in Framlingham, which is three-quarters of an hour’s drive away and mostly meant early starts. But they’ve all gone very well and have rekindled my interest in school stuff, whilst confirming my decision to get out of school governorship. Too much like hard work, nowadays.
3 A week ago, I was scouting around for another 8-10 lots for October’s auction. No longer.
4 My lovely friend Lynn sent me flowers today.
5 My lovely ex-neighbour in Reading sent me a warm, kind WhatsApp today.
6 My sister Wink bought steaks the other night and I suggested barbecuing them. As I looked up how to light a barbecue, I realised I’d never lit one entirely by myself before. It was fine, of course, there’s not a lot to go wrong really. But another first.
7 It’s not 9 o’clock yet and I really want to go to bed. I’m nearly always exhausted in the evenings. However, I said last autumn that my blood pressure was so resolutely high that I wasn’t going to check it any more, because it was adding to stress levels. But I did, the other day, and it was 113/75 and so that’s another thing to dismiss from my mind.