Good morning, everyone. It's so nice to wake up early to a house that doesn't feel a bit chilly. I'm definitely counting that as a positive after a trip to the shed to get out the day's supplies!
Yesterday turned out to be a most satisfying day - good and active in the morning and much more gentle in the afternoon. Surprisingly, I am not suffering at all after yesterday's digging, bending and stretching. That's the first time in forever and I guess I must be a fair bit fitter now than I was last year at this time.
I had intended to go back to the allotment today but I've checked the forecast and it is rain, drizzle, drizzle and rain for a few days to come. However, the weekend and into next week looks much more promising and, as it's so very muddy there right now, I'm leaving it for a few days. There's plenty of time although I would like to get some early broad beans in soon - it should have been January really.
Apart from the usual digging, weeding, etc, the next biggie down there is the shed. It's in a bad state. especially after having branches leaning on it all winter and could do with replacing. Personally, I'd like a bigger one, but Beth assures me that there's a limit to size so we'll have to stick with the size we already have and, maybe, one of those storage chests beside in. It seems daft that that's allowed but not a bigger shed although, presumably, it is to stop people turning it into a 'garden room' kind of facility.
We've decided to give wood a miss and are going for a sturdy plastic construction that won't need constant attention and treatment. Jeff has said that he will take the old one down, dispose of it and, with help from me, put the new one up so all we have to do is choose something and order it.
Yesterday afternoon, it was a struggle not to fall asleep. You know what it's like - waves of drowsiness sweep over you and the eyes close irresistibly. I'm trying not to doze off during the day at the moment so I fought and won! Consequently, I had a great night's sleep.
Today, there isn't much in the diary. I have my Tuesday chat with Dad which I'm very much looking forward to, and that's about it seeing as I did the weekly shop yesterday. There's always housework, of course, almost always ironing, and, if it's not very wet, I might deal with some hopefully emerging weeds in the little front strip. The bulbs are coming up well and it should be a picture in a month or so. Nicer for the neighbours than for me as I can't actually see it from the kitchen. All my other downstairs windows look out onto the back garden.
I can see that a regular thing for the next several weeks maybe, is checking the vaccination web site for somewhere local. At the moment, all that's coming up is places twenty miles or so away which is stupid as I know that there are centres very local to here. Oh well, if I don't find something suitable, I'll be contacted by my surgery at some point and, seeing as I won't be changing my behaviour anyway, I can wait.
(I suppose I might ask Beth to help me with a phone call but I'd rather not - she's very busy).
Having taken several paragraphs to say not very much at all, I'd better stop now. Have a super day and stay safe and dry. xx