Good morning. I had chosen this handwriting style font today, very similar to the style I was taught as a little lass around sixty (eeek) years ago. I find it clear and legible but I think some would find it harder to read so I'll leave this bit as an example and change it to one called 'Schoolbell'. Please let me know. By the way, this fancy one's called 'Homemade Apple'.
Yesterday worked out extremely well. After whizzing around at home for a while, I popped off to swimming which was really lovely. I happened to be first in the pool and breaking through that clear, calm, still surface is a lovely feeling. They must have had a full list (sixteen max) because they were checking names but the most there was at any given time was seven and for most of the time it was five or fewer. Fine by me, I like a clear space to swim.
I did my half an hour and then went home to shower and sort myself out. After breakfast (lovely pancakes!) I say down with my planning files and worked my way through the lot so now the whole week's work is ready, resources and written out. All that needs doing now is to have a quick read through as I get everything out for each session. I won't have to do any for the following week, of course.
I finished off the ironing, bedding and all, before enjoying my lunch and then driving round to daughter Beth's for coffee and a chat. It was lovely. I sat down and almost straight away Freddie came to investigate, decided he liked me and plonked himself down on my knee for pretty much the whole time.
I've told Freddie's story before but, just to recap, he was one of Indigo's kittens (Indi is Beth's Tonkinese cat) and was born with a damaged back leg. A lovely lady said she would have him for her son and Fred (not called that then) departed happily and settled well. A while later Beth got a message from the cat chip people, whatever they are called, to say that Fred had been picked up living rough in a barn and could she come and pick him up, please. This came right out of the blue for Beth and she was upset and shocked; she loves all her cats and worked very hard to get good homes for each kitten. After investigation, she decided to keep Fred as part of her own 'menagerie' of cats - she really loves cats! - and she travelled a considerable distance to pick him up.
Fred had other ideas though and, after settling for a while, he decided to explore the area and, eventually, to adopt Beth's neighbours - a sort of reduced down version of Six Dinner Sid.
After discussion, they decided that the neighbours would take over the responsibility for health and welfare but Fred could use either house as home (and nick Beth's cats' food if any is lying about).
So when I turned up yesterday, Freddie decided to come in to investigate, as he often does, decided he remembered me and promptly allowed me to tickle his chin and do other tactile stuff that cats love so much - on their own terms!
After some chat, I managed to sort out Beth's birthday present and sundry family Christmas gifts as well so that was very helpful.
Once home and after dinner, I was so tired I went to bed early, accepting that it might mean a very early awakening, but no - I slept pretty much through until five, my usual time, a solid nine hours of sleep and I feel so much better this morning.
Today is quite a simple day.
I'm planning to go into town early (in car not on bus - I don't feel quite that brave yet) and I have a list of four things. I need some baggies from Lakeland (oh, dear, what a shame), some magnesium tablets from Boots of H&B, a non stick pan (mine decided to not-non-stick yesterday) and, last of all, I am being very brave and going for some leggings for the winter. I think they will look OK as long as my tops are long enough and M&S do different lengths. I may look in Primark too - I'll see how it goes in M&S first.
Jeff is round this afternoon to do some garden magic, good old Jeff, and then it is tuition.
So a full day but not a hard day. I'm looking forward to it. Have a good one yourself and stay safe and well. xx