Good morning. Friday, last day of the working week, nearly the end of August, Autumn peeping around the corner and it looks as if we might get some sunshine today after a damp and drizzly day yesterday.
I drove over to Sainsbury's first thing yesterday morning and got my 'bit' (ha ha) of shopping done, home and away before popping over to Chris, bag of runner beans in hand, for coffee and a chat.
We braved the patio chairs for around fifteen minutes before deciding that it really was just that bit too chilly and moving inside. As always, it was a great hour with lots of chuckles and catch up.
Then I came home to sort out a rather muddled email. I have a very dear friend who, sadly, has early onset Alzheimer's and is currently in a very pleasant residential home. What with her moving there, the issues with Dad's illness and so on and various other things, I haven't seen her for months and months.
At first I thought she was inviting me to her home (it was very muddled!) so I turned up at the designated time, only to find it empty. Luckily, I had my phone with me - I don't always - so I looked up the address of the home, set the Sat Nav, and headed in the right direction. I was pretty late by that point but not to worry.
However, when I arrived and spoke to reception, I was told that they had found two diagnosed cases of Covid 19 in the home so were in lockdown. They do have a visitor's lounge but my friend gets very distressed at the transparent screen between her and her visitor and doesn't understand the need so it wouldn't be helpful to use that.
So I left my love with her and wished I had brought some flowers or something with me although, thinking about it, maybe they wouldn't have been allowed either.
So I came home again. At least now I know how to get there.
So that was my day. Three things which is quite enough!
Today it is the Slimming World meeting first so fingers crossed. Then I will be sorting out a few piles of clutter before the cleaner arrives. When she does, I think I will pop off to the gym for the first time in absolutely ages and have a swim. I really fancy that and it will get me out from under their feet while they work their usual magic.
If there's time and inclination, I could pop off to the allotment for some picking but, if not, that's top of tomorrow's list!
The sun is still doing it's best to shine so let's hope for the best. Take care, I hope you have pleasant weather and a very happy day. xx