My thanks to Sue from A Smaller and Simpler Life for the tip about ordering the Radio Times online as a subscription. I always get it if I can - it's a good read, there's quizzes to entertain, and keep your brain going and, of course, programme listings. Also, it will be really nice to have something popping through the door each week.
Well, I did the PE with Joe again after Thursday's little cop out . . . or, as the subtitles have it, 'Pee with Joe' which really does put a whole new slant on the thing, doesn't it? He probably shouldn't have done it yesterday as he had an operation on his hand (something broken, I think) later in the day and was 'nil by mouth' as they say. The poor chap kept looking round for his non existent water bottle and by the end he seemed knackered, he really did.
I caught up with the Jamie Keep Cooking programmes. There were three available and now I've set a series link so won't miss any. OK, so his idea of store cupboard ingredients is maybe a bit more lavish than mine but that's a very personal thing and it's not hard to swap in other stuff. Some really good ideas so good on ya, Jamie - and Joe - and all the other celebrities who are rising to the occasion and helping out in their own way.
After that I walked to Morrisons, gloves on and scarf around nose and mouth and feeling a bit foolish and rather over-heated but I wasn't the only one. There was a queue, a long queue, but they let me in because I was just going to the pharmacy so ten minutes later I was walking home again, feeling all the better for the exercise and the fresh air.
The washing went out on the line, making me feel good as it billowed out in the breeze. It was all white things which always look great and fill me with satisfaction. I saved the ironing for today!
Beth and I had another video chat which was really lovely. We've decided to do this every other day so the next one is Sunday. It's very reassuring to actually see her and we chatted about all sorts of things. I do wish Dad did this too, but he doesn't. Never mind, can't be helped.
To my surprise and relief, the cleaners turned up, professionally garbed in gloves and masks. I suppose they are counted as a support thing; I know they clean for quite a number of elderly people. I sort of hoped they might as I hadn't heard they wouldn't but you never know at the moment. Anyway, they washed hands and faces, gave me space to vanish upstairs and worked their usual magic before calling up that they were leaving.
Today has started early with a two o'clock wake. I did try to get back to sleep but it eluded me so I'm downstairs at just before four. I've done an inventory of the pull out unit in the kitchen and now all I have to do is the main part of the chest freezer.
I'm combining some of my 'somethings' - there were far too many. I guess they are a work in progress until I'm totally happy with the headings.
Something energetic (inside and out):
No Joe today, it's not a school day so I'll stick with Lindsey's programme and maybe some salsacise
The front strip is showing a few weeds so I can rake over that and I want to move some strawberry plants that seem to have strayed along the bed rather too far.
It's quite hard when you can't see anyone. I do try to be really encouraging on our local SW fb group page and I'm in touch with family via email very regularly - must do an update today!
Something in the house:
An inventory of the pullout cupboard in the kitchen - already done.
Ironing and sorting out one of my bedroom cupboards
Having found an embarrassingly old pack of dried marrowfat peas, I'm in the middle of turning some of them into mushy peas. When they're cool, I'll portion them out and freeze them. They're great as a veg and in soups.
Knitting. I rarely sit down without doing some.
I'm loving The Crown and looking forward to watching a few more episodes today.
What are your lockdown plans for today?