Good morning. It is just getting light here nd I am wide awake ridiculously early. My sleep patterns are all over the place and have been for the past week or so. Only to be expected, I suppose, and I'm not fighting it, I'm working with it until it stabilises again.
I got quite a lot of small things done yesterday. Most of the ironing, including some very outstanding ironing (bedding!!) got done and put away and there's just a bit to finish off today. Some old glasses ended up in the recycling bin and the new-to-me glasses put away in their place. I wrote and posted a sort of letter authorising John to act on my behalf in executor issues, something advised by the solicitors. I planned some healthy eating menus and made a shopping list.
And I picked a cucumber. Yes, they are ready. They are not huge long cucumbers, they're around six to eight inches long and the one I picked yesterday is lovely and not at all bitter. I had some with my salad and some to decorate my dinner salmon. Like this.
After talking about using best china yesterday, I thought of a little collection I have in my cupboard that isn't exactly 'best' but - well, ages ago I was wandering around Debenhams (which is now closed, sadly) and saw a very pretty set, nothing posh but I thought it very attractive. I treated myself to a cup, saucer, tea plate, teapot and milk jug, just for afternoon tea sort of thing.
Since then, I bought extra bits on eBay and now have a very uneven number of different bits. Lots of tea plates, a few dinner plates - that sort of thing.
It's about time I used it properly although not all the time as I don't like to put it in the dishwasher.
Here's yesterday's late afternoon cuppa . . .
(The owls in the background are new-to-me from Mum and Dad's home)
I was very pleased to hear back from Real Care Solutions, the company that provided carers for Mum in the past and for Dad until he went into hospital. They have a charity they support and they took all of Mum's clothes that I didn't have myself (so most of them). I contacted them on Sunday and they got back to me saying they would love to take Dad's clothes.
So that's the main job for Sunday - putting them all in black bags and leaving them in the car port for RCS people to pick up on Monday.
Something ticked off the very long list!
Once I'm washed and dressed, the first thing today is to get that shopping done. I've decided to go across town to M&S and then Aldi like I often did in lockdown. M&S fruit and veg is such good quality and doesn't seem to go off as quickly as that from other shops.
Then I will potter, make some bread perhaps, sort out, tidy up, etc, until Chris comes round, hopefully, for a chat. When that is over, I'm off to Lindsey's for some massage, some advice and a good old chat.
And that's today. Nice, gentle and not too demanding. One day at a time is the way to go and I am sure the sleep patterns will sort out if I don't stress about them.
Have a really good day, whatever you have planned and remember to keep happy, safe and content. xx