New Monday, new plan. So I started my plan round about Thursday; but round here, right now, it feels like we can start the weekend - or the new week - any day we choose. And that's why on Thursday Operation Get Out of the House began: because if my patient is to return to work before Christmas, as he plans to, he'll have to stay upright and awake for more than a coupe of hours at a time.
|I'm a cheap date: trees 28p each, new gingham tea towel £1.14, handful of buttons £1|
It's the best time of the year for trying to Get Out of the House. If I mention Christmas shopping, his eyes light up. He likes Christmas shopping. I suppose, for an Accountant, it goes under the heading of Allowable Essential Expenses, and so it's guilt free. Thursday afternoon, we started out in town, where we discovered a new shop, Sostrene Grene. It's like a very chic Tiger, mixing Ikea's natural wood with a Woolworth selection. There was yarn.
On Friday afternoon we drove further out of town, to another new-to-us gift shop. There was a whole room dedicated to yarn. Sian, I thought, you've got a good thing going here: where to Saturday?
Another little village, out in the country. Ah, no: no wool. But second best: a new museum, a tiny one, for us to visit in the old courthouse. Sunday, then. Could I pull it back? Could I achieve wool piggery for two weekends in a row whilst masquerading as a concerned caregiver and enthusiastic trip adviser?
Yes, yes, I could. We went to the Narnia themed Craft Fair we had enjoyed so much this time last year. There was a stall piled high with hand dyed yarns. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Today? I've set him to sand one of the chairs we ought in the junk shop. Exercise sitting down, he said. Can do, no problem, I replied. Just let me answer this text from your daughter:
Just paid to go ice skating in the bucketing rain. At least I'm one step closer to finding out what I'm good at, because ice skating is not that thing
There's exercise, and there's exercise; and there's sitting down exercise and there's sitting down hard in an unplanned kind of way. I'm sticking to knitting, when I'm sitting.
Have a good week!
But before you make a start, how about a memo? Do anything new at the weekend? Learn anything you didn't know before? How about making a note! Write it down in a memo, this Monday! We'd be delighted to hear all about it.
Last week Alexandra, Deb, Helena, Jane, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Karen, Maggie and Barbara shared their weekend goings on. GIve 'em a wave! Wish them all the best, this Monday.