There was no reason for it, but I was awake before 2 and fell asleep again after 6. I don’t get upset about it, I get adequate sleep overall and I’m used to it being spasmodic.
Ro and Dora took me out to lunch at their local pub and I finally met their kitten, Jasper. He originally belonged to Dora’s sister, but she proved to be allergic to him and had to let him go. He’s very attractive, with large and pointed ears, very big eyes and a small, attractively marked body. He’s also friendly and inquisitive. When I arrived, he was at the top of the stairs and hesitated until I looked up and smiled at him, when he came straight down to check me out. He was clearly not tetchy so, when I felt we were getting acquainted by having my hands sniffed, I bent my face for him to check it out too. I’m getting much better at reading cats, I never used to quite understand them.
This evening, I was tired and not especially hungry, but I eat properly at all times of course so, after a long soak in the bath, I cooked poached eggs on toast. I’m going to have to make more bread soon, I’ve only got enough for a couple more days. Ro was quite enthused by my description of the naan bread, he’s interested in flatbreads and keen to try them himself.
I haven’t anything in the diary tomorrow, so hope to get some things done in the house and garden. On Wednesday, I have an appointment with my solicitor to go through the documents for probate. I feel very anxious and emotional about it and I know it’ll be awful once it’s gone through and I put everything into my name. Someone who phoned me a couple of weeks after Russell died said “so, you’ll be a woman of property now” – he wasn’t very well and so less tactful than usual and I didn’t know what to say in reply – I mean, yes, but not in a welcome way. I’ve warned my children that I’ll fall apart again, there’s no doubt about it. But then I’ll pull myself together again and it will be another job completed.
First, I have to hope that the application goes through without a hitch. I’ve no idea how likely that is. Nothing is ever simple where Russell is concerned.