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Published: August 8th 2020
Week 20 . It is almost a week since I put pen to blog . Where has yet another week gone to? Trickled away and I have missed it . Monday - swim day. Lie in bed . Hard to get up. Sometimes you wonder what is the point ? Stay in bed late . Why not ? But somehow the inner body clock stops you going back to sleep. So used to getting up you cannot just lie there . As much as you want to . You know you have to get up and face another Covid Day . Motivation . Swings and Roundabouts . Perhaps I felt OK yesterday . How would I feel today? The days take on the same unrelenting boredom . We could go out . What will the weather be like ? Will it rain ? Will the garden need watering ? Will we ............Wont we? Cooking breakfast and drinking tea the idea of what to do once I get back from swimming go round and round . We cannot go out . Forgot - we are waiting for Tyrepal to deliver our tyre pressure caps and kits . They have been sent .
By Royal Mail . I dont think they will come today . That is too much to expect . If we go out they will turn up. If we stay in they will not arrive. Decisions to be made . Perhaps the weather in August will make up our minds .
Mahatma Gandhi said " Mans happiness really lies in contentment " Bah humbug I thought . Whoever thought up the days thoughts on my calendar had a theme in mind . It was happiness on Saturday . It is happiness today . The sky was overcast I queued outside the swimming pool . The regulars - the older ones have not returned to swim . It is only the young and the foolhardy who are back . I wondered if today would be a Covid Blue sort of day . No viewings booked for the house . What could I do with the rest of the day after my swim . Up and down I went . By the time I reached length 10 I had gone through all the excuses we hear about the house . Too small . We want to downsize but this is much
smaller than our house . Yes downsizing - think about the word . It is too big . The garden is too small . It is too big . The kitchen is too small or too big . We live on a hill . The reasons for not buying go on and on . We can never fathom them out.
We did go out for a drive . The freedom of the open road is something we have sadly missed. To Sheffield and back . To get an air bottle filled . It may not have been the most exciting trip out but a trip out it was and that was better than nothing . Gabby had a new compressor to blow up her tyres . Hopefully this one wont blow the 12 v sockets and will be more successful than the last one . Lets hope we dont have to use it .
Tuesday - no swim , no gym just back to walking again. The usual suspects were out and about . A cheery hello here and a morning there . I struggled to think of somewhere to walk. I ended up round the estate .
Looking at houses and into garden which are showing the signs of Autumn just around the corner . The nights are starting to draw in ever so gradually. The mornings have a chill to them . It will get worse but there is a feel of something changing slowly. I thought about Autumn colours as I walked . It would be a change to see the reds, the crimsons and the plum colours that Autumn brings in. There will be Michaelmus Daisies in the gardens . Dahlias of all colours . Chrysanthemums of bronze, gold and yellow. I dont want Autumn to come but it will do . I wondered as I walked if Covid 19 will have burnt itself out by Autumn . I feel less sure we will get away on holiday before Christmas . I needed a bit of sunshine to cheer me up . I needed a sunshine yellow sort of day . I love yellow . It is not a colour I would wear but I love the Spring colours of the yellow and cream daffodils , the yellow of the forsythia , the yellow of the summer roses . Who needs Covid Blue when you can have Sunshine Yellow .
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