Good morning. The sun is shining brightly, the sky is a beautiful blue and Jeff is mending my gate which fell off its hinges on Saturday morning.
Admittedly, it had been going for ages and he was scheduled to mend it this morning anyway but the gusty wind just finished it off.
I slept very badly over Saturday night so yesterday ended up a very long day indeed. I sorted out the fridge and one compartment of the chest freezer. Precious little to discard, thankfully, and I dealt with the buildup of ice by getting a plastic thingy and scraping most of it down and then out.
I did all sorts of bits and bobs, just one little thing after another really. I was going to take a tentative trip to Hobbycraft to get sylko for the fabrics I want to make up but first of all had a look through they sylko Beth and I already have and I found matches for each one which is great. Then I went online and ordered some waistband elastic so that was off my list. If I need zips, I can do the same thing and if the match isn't quite right I can look upon it as an opportunity to practise the perfect concealed zip! Fortunately, I'm still at the simple pattern stage!
I finished one sock and started its partner. That's gone well, I'm past the heel so should finish that today. Then I wait for my order to arrive.
Dad and I had an email conversation regarding me going over - well, he said don't and I agreed! It's not sensible for him. He's very much in the vulnerable category for many reasons and, although I'm distancing and feel fit and well, you just don't know. I shall miss him but it's par for the course at the moment and I message him every day.
Today, once Jeff has finished the gate, I'm off down the road to tuition and then back home for the rest of the day.
On today's to-do list is less housework and more stuff I enjoy. I've dug out the patterns I want and have the fabric and the sylko so I will start on a skirt and a top (not matching) and see how far I can get today.
If I feel like it, I may start on the main body of the chest freezer but only if I want to. It can wait and I feel like being a bit more lazy - or maybe I mean self indulgent - today after a bitty and busy weekend.
I did get round to starting The Crown yesterday and it really is great entertainment. I can see it will keep me well occupied for a while to come, interspersed with less serious things like Star Trek and whatever offerings there are on the telly. I'm loving House of Games at the moment; a much more cheerful choice than the news! I see the Great British Menu is back - I approve of the changes - and there's always the latest version of an old favourite, Ready Steady Cook.
I'm not going to be able to catch all of the Joe Wicks PE lesson today so I'll do what I can and catch up with the rest later. I must write it in my diary until it gets to be habit.
It's a very bitty entry today, reflecting how things are at the moment. Most of the usual and ongoing things that give the week structure and shape have gone. It won't be long before I have to check the PC to remember what day it is!! No grumbles, one can get used to anything!
Stay safe and well, everyone. xx