Hello and a hearty good day to you all! I can’t say morning as I missed it.
I got up at 8.45 having managed to get back to sleep after Maggie got me up at 6.
It’s getting harder to get out of bed in the mornings, basically because we can’t go anywhere and boredom is setting in.
Years ago when I had my first panic attack in the street, it was five weeks before I felt confident to leave the house, and Mum and I went for a bus ride. She held my hand all the way to the bus stop as I was shaking like a leaf but determined to do it. We walked along the cliff top at Bournemouth before catching another bus to come home, and she never let me go. It was exhausting, but we did it, and I was back at work the following week.
It’s different now. Choice and fear have been replaced by necessity not of my doing and I’m not very good with that.
It’s another beautiful sunny day, even if it is cold, and normally we would be out with the dog either on the beach or in the park. Trying to find a suitable time to walk her without meeting up with everyone else with the same idea is very much a guessing game.
Hubby had terrible pain in his legs this morning and at 5.40 was walking on his own in the park. He met up with an elderly lady we befriended shortly after we arrived here who was walking her dog as she does early every day, rain or shine. He said they kept their social distance but it was nice to be able to chat to someone without having to have eyes in the back of your head, your elbows and your backside. She’s doing OK in all this and her dog was looking everywhere for Maggie.
The walk helped a little, but he has made an appointment to have his INR checked at the surgery before his first home visit as all this inactivity is not good for him.
We both took Maggie for a walk this morning just after 9 having discovered on Sunday that 10.30 am was busy, as was 10 am yesterday.
Dog walkers came at us from all directions, some ending up walking in the road, some changing direction, others crossing over, and we were practically kissing the fence. Everyone was chatty and obliging, no animosity, tuts, or grievances as we’re all just getting on with it and doing what we must. Sadly there are still some inconsiderate assholes in the supermarkets trying to crowd you, queue jump, or refusing to queue altogether.
I walked her on my own before lunch and met up with one walker, so it looks like the best times will have to be before 8 in the morning and early afternoon. Evenings aren’t too bad.
So what have I been up to today that’s made me late accessing my blog?
Cards. Not Christmas cards yet, just a few and some finishing touches to a couple already made for birthdays coming up in April.
Here are today’s efforts. No favourite today.
As always, keep safe and well everyone.