Had a lie in this morning before dragging myself from bed, fighting with my trousers (second leg only, the first goes well most mornings). and eating breakfast.
Then I lost control of my day as Julia took over, sorting, decluttering, throwing away.
It’s not easy. We’ve just about filled the first skip and haven’t made much impression on the clutter mountain. I also had six bags of clothes in the back of the car, four bags of books and a bag of recycling.
However, when we left the house, the first job of the day was to buy replacement ear rings for Julia, who lost one yesterday. The books went to Age Concern, just along the road from the jeweller.
Then we went to a clean Salvation Army clothing bank. The local one is surrounded by rubbish and broken glass and we’ve stopped using it. After that we went to a supermarket car park with the paper recycling and did some shopping. Pasta bake again tonight.
After that it was Flu Vaccine for two and then home to tidy up.
We ran into some friends we hadn’t seen for a while when we were in the surgery – a sign of getting old I suppose. They are our age, but are grandparents now and have many more health conditions than we do. It sets things in perspective when you realise how ill some people are. When I’ve spoken to a man who takes 20 pills a day my five don’t seem too bad.
Julia is out at a meeting, as I write. She never stops.
I’m going to make tea in a minute.
It doesn’t seem much of a day. No visits, no scones, no bookshops. Pretty pointless really.
The featured picture is a fallen leaf – very haiku. It’s a reminder that I didn’t get my nature walk today.