Dear Diary: 16th November 2019

Another small triumph today followed quickly by a second.
The first was having a shower and washing my hair therein on my own.
It doesn’t sound a lot I know, but it’s still awkward raising my right arm above my head, so instead I took my head down to my arm to lather up. I then stood under the showerhead and let it rinse me off, using my left hand to eek out the suds. Result and one very pleased (and clean) me!
Drying it isn’t so bad as I just add my anti frizz stuff and comb it through to the ends, then attack with the hair dryer for about ten minutes. I bought two new scrunchies yesterday so I’ve tied it back as normal.

The second thing was a long walk. Not as long as we have done of course, but today my goal was to walk round the park to see what they are doing to the lake as they have been draining it.
This is looking down towards the far end of the park towards the white bridge which marks the half way border.

Row boats and swan gondolas are usually moored above in the centre for the season.

The water level is at least a foot lower than usual, and any fish were supposedly ‘stunned’Β  and removed. We doubt many, if any, survived the chlorine treatments of a few months ago, and saw a small dead carp floating on the top.
The ducks are as numerous as ever though, and geese numbers have fallen back as the majority of the flock have moved on for the winter.

This is the view from the far end of the park looking back towards the bridge from the other side.
I couldn’t resist taking this picture of two gulls on the swinging mooring board.
I’ve given it the caption: Guess the new diet’s not working for you then.

We finished off with a walk round the block so I’ve done exceptionally well today.
I cooked dinner too. Hubby had fish whereas I had my tomato pasta, adding some odd mushrooms and sliced peppers.
I’m tired, but it’s a ‘good’ tired, and that’s me done for the day now, so I’m just going to laze around and blog for a bit, then might take a nap.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Dear Diary: 16th November 2019

  1. Sadje says:

    This of great news. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Wow! Fantastic! You’ve earned a rest.

  3. πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ and 😴!

  4. Congratulations, Di! You are doing fantastic!!! I really enjoyed the photos too!

  5. It sounds like a really good day, Di. Very nice pictures too.

  6. SarahC says:

    well keeping busy should help any recovery of course! And the milestones of shower and walking i completely understand, nearly danced a jig myself when mr recovery hit these high points! Be sure not to over do, ha what do i know as i reinjured knee, hip back this month LOL

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