I really hate, loathe and detest this year already, and we're only just over a quarter of the way through it. I've just heard of the death of another of my WI friends, in her sleep this morning. Her husband went to take her a cup of tea in bed and found her. That's two in less than a month, and of course I cannot attend the funeral, whenever that may be. Nine or ten people I know from the village have died this year already (none from CV-19 - one friend is recovering from it).
Post by goodlookingone on Apr 3, 2020 21:03:03 GMT
Is anyone Listening to that Programme (on right now) on The Electric Radio..? It's about people changing from Worker to Retiree. It is exactly how I feel now. There was something I meant to do last week - Couldn't remember now what it was, but I overslept. Once up and Vertical I started to worry about what I'd cause re other people. The Foreman, Workmate, The Client, ... but of course, it didn't matter a damn. I was in fact, more like a Housewife who could do the shoping today, or the washing or to put it off to tomorrow.
B****** uncomfortable life though - Not much I can do about it. Just thinking about Who is Doing the work that I started - I really must dispose of fifty odd years of Files. If there is still someone out there working to abandon "Working (or not) from home" and get rid of my torn-up records from my weekly rubbish...
It's quite a fine bright day here, so washing will soon be conveyed from machine to line. The Saturday paper doesn't take long to read today. Half the content for the same high price.
The nursery where we buy bedding plants, which is staffed by volunteers, is putting a selection of plants outside the gates every day and asking for donations. Sounds like a good idea which could be copied by others.
Afternoon all, a very busy morning for me. After my early walk I got home and tidied the back garden, moving the bins to their Summer accommodation, then cleaned the windows followed by cutting the grass. 🤣😂🌈. Smug? Moi? Not really but highly satisfied
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Greetings, villagers, from warm and sunny Oxfordshire.
It's a day for working in the garden. OH has cleaned the Eglu. He'll be jet-washing the backyard, paths and patio later. I'm sorting out flower pots and seed packets, and hoping last year's seeds will germinate. I've started some lamb's lettuce and radishes already. Fingers crossed. We only have potting compost, so that will have to do. All the garden centres are closed.
YD was working in her room but has stopped because she has developed a headache, a sure sign that she's been looking at the computer screen too much.
Chicken report: two eggs this morning, from Dottie and Lilith.
Post by goodlookingone on Apr 4, 2020 15:32:30 GMT
I'm minimising Shopping frequency.. and Saturday was the day - safe(?) in the knowledge that the Minimal bus service that we have round here wont be crowded my the "working days" workers??? Couldn't manage to get to the (alledged) early morning Supermarket access for "The Elderly"... They are running a "Sunday timetable" every day, so the first bus from Here was not until 08.24. Got to twon Centre (Nearest Supermarket) to find the Queue (not elderly) queueing through the Shopping arcade (about 12 shops) then a 90 degree bend out-of-sight for another queue to get on the queue of about the same lenght, then through the door, passed Debenhams (assuming that it is still a viable store), past Primark, and into the Town Square... Thought it might be better to aim for another bus from there to Sainsbury because that is down in the Industrial Estate, possibly less crowded by Weekend Shoppers. The queue there looked shorter, so, crossed the road, into toward the car-park end-of-queue. NO, 'twas not the end of the queue, it went beyond the Builders Sheds was the REAL queue.. three widths of the car park. OK, people were 8 or ten feet spaces betwixt customers - but (yes, you knew there was a "but") - the querewers passed each other virtually next to each leg of carpaek width, the queue not always the same dustance fromm each other. Bought more than I immediately needed to avoid having to do a second Shop Most were car users so could carry more than my meagre £16 quidsworth. Rather unfortunate that I missed the stuff that I would have listed for a second trip if if planned...
Greetings from warm, breezy and sunny Oxfordshire.
OH brought his thicker winter clothes downstairs to put in the wash. They are drying nicely on the whirligig.
OH is giving the inside of the cars a spring clean. The outside of them doesn't need to be done because we haven't been out for over a week.
I've been dead-heading the daffodils and pansies. There was a brimstone butterfly in the back garden earlier! The blister on my left palm from yesterday's digging is uncomfortable so I can't do much today. I woke up in the middle of the night with it stinging and weeping so much that I had to take the plaster off, apply TCP and put a new plaster on. I've now taken that off so the skin can get some air, and it's dried up for the moment.
YD is working on her latest university project. I'd like her to go outside and get some sunshine but she's too busy.
Chicken report: two eggs this morning, from Lilith and Dottie. I haven't checked for more yet.
Went for an afternoon walk and, honestly, if you didn’t know there was this horrible virus, you would think all was well with the World.
Blackbirds are getting brave because they have young to feed. Coming right up to my back door looking for Mealworms. Good job I stocked up. I noticed a little Chaffinch with a Club Foot but otherwise healthy. It’s apparently quite common for them but looks awful. I am putting some seed on the ground for him as I doubt he could perch. I also see a little Wren bobbing through the plants. They are delightful birds. The usual flock of Starlings, Collared Doves & Wood Pigeons plus a greedy Pheasant.
Oh, I forgot to mention a pair of Pied Wagtails that have been visiting my garden since last year. They are getting brave too 😀😀