Eloise cat did come in the other night. At about 11.30, I went out and called her and she didn’t come so I went back in and locked the door. I was just turning off the light when she appeared at the glass door and called me back. So I was much happier. I wasn’t worried about her, but I missed her. She’s just come indoors now, after a frolic in the garden for a couple of hours. I’ve no idea what she’s been doing out there. she did an alarmed little dance as she came through the porch – when i investigated, she’d been startled by an earwig. I’ve no idea what that’s about either.
I never had realised how entertaining a cat would be. She’s lying on a pile of papers (my vertical filing system) on the table by my computer, having nuzzled it and walked back and forth for a bit. She decided to lie down when, having moved a piece of paper to the edge, she tried to walk on it, nearly fell off and had to pretend that she’d meant to scramble back, all along. My computer screen is tilted forward so that I can hardly read what I’ve written, but I suspect that’s her intention.
Dilly and Al have got a new washing machine being delivered tomorrow, on what should have been Al’s day off. But the colleague who was due to do his round has broken her rib playing basketball, or something that really doesn’t sound that dangerous, and is in a lot of pain. As she’s only worked there for 10 months, she isn’t given any paid sick leave yet – if this had happened after a year, she’d have been able to take time off. The boss has found her some indoor work, but either she’s have had to go off and do the deliveries for Al or else his lovely customers would have gone without their mail, which would have quite spoiled his day. So he’s volunteered to work and I’ve volunteered to wait at their house for the delivery. LT will arrive home around lunchtime, I don’t know if I’ll be back by then. Apparently, they’ll phone around 9am with an ETA.
I made bread today. It has turned out particularly well, even though I didn’t set a timer and forgot it for an extra few minutes. I caught it before it burned, luckily. I wish I knew what I’d done right in the making of it, though.