LT has gone on one of his regular trips to his house – it hadn’t originally been planned for this week, so it left me with a couple of spare days, I thought. But so far, they’re turning out to be busier than expected. I’ve found myself running several times, not to waste time in more leisurely ambulation.
This doesn’t suggest I’ve been working especially hard, and some of the reason for hurrying was the couple of hours spent at a local pub/restaurant having a chatty lunch with Rose, but the only parts that had been planned originally were the bread making and the laundry, and no gardening has been done unless you count grabbing a few handfuls of grass and weeds to give the chickens.
A friend of mine is in hospital with a broken pelvis, having been thrown by her horse, which was spooked by something – her instructor was videoing her, because it’s a good way of discussing technique afterwards, and she sent me the video. It was quite upsetting: she was cantering along and rounding a corner when the horse started to dance sideways; next thing was a gasp and “oh shit!” from the instructor and then there was the sound of people running to her, catching and reassuring the horse, reassuring Charlotte, phoning for an ambulance and so on. No one filmed her as she lay, which would have been awfully intrusive – it was just the phone in the instructor’s hand which hadn’t been switched off and filmed the grass and whatever it aimed at as she ran. Anyway, Charlotte is in a lot of pain and became dizzy when she tried to stand today. I’m not sure how long she’ll be in hospital, but it’s all going to be awkward as she lives in an upstairs flat, out in the country, and she’ll be out of action for a couple of months. I’m going to visit her tomorrow.
For the past few nights, I’ve been puzzled by my electric toothbrush. Easily confused, you will think, and I can hardly deny it – but the toothbrush didn’t feel right. And it didn’t quite look right either. It needed a new head, so I changed that, but it still wasn’t right and I couldn’t think why. And then it started to go slower and sounded tired. It dawned on me that it wasn’t my toothbrush at all, not was it LT’s, so it must be Wink’s. When she came to stay, she put hers next to mine and she picked up the wrong one.
About a minute after realising that, it died altogether, so I took it to the charger. I have three chargers; two for toothbrushes and one for an inter-dental spray gizmo. This fits none of them. So Wink and I both have useless toothbrushes for the next few weeks. I went and bought a new toothbrush. Then, asking Charlotte if there was anything she needed, she asked if I could bring her a toothbrush and toothpaste. So I went back into Boots, rather hoping I wasn’t served by the same assistant – who probably wouldn’t have noticed that I’d been in twice in an afternoon to buy toothbrushes and toothpaste, now I think about it.
While Tim is away, I’ll mostly be eating eggs. And asparagus and strawberries, of course. But mostly eggs. First, I’m going out to see if the chickens all go into the shed together tonight.