My daughter is in London for the long weekend, so I have been Looking For New Appliances. You know how the salespeople (who are 12) hover around you and know absolutely nothing when you tell them you have a list of minimum requirements for a machine, which must also be the cheapest in the shop ......... I have met a few of them today. Give me strength.
I also had to look for phones. My landline phones have expired too. And the one with the fax. I have decided that I hate choice. If there was just one, if would be simple. Now my eyes glaze over as I walk down the aisles. And it is rather nice in a very quiet house. So I didn't get one. Not yet. I have written down prices, so we have made some progress. I paced myself!!!!!
And the vacuum cleaners......can you bear any more excitement! No. I haven't got one yet. The whole lot can wait till we get back in a week.
Today was aquarobics day again. Good heavens, we worked hard. The woman is a sadist. I am still aching. There was a lot of laughter along the way. And afterwards, despite an urgent need for a nap or something chocolatey, I felt good. Jean came along for the first time today and she loved it too. So tick the box for great exertion. I can't tell you how good it feels to be able to keep up with the class. In the water, I can do things I would never be able to do on land. And I have made a new friend. Ewa is 79. My goal is now to be able to do this when I am 79 too. She is amazing. And believe me, I am not going to let someone who is 79 outdo me. I grit the teeth and get on with it.
The secret is keeping my eyes on the instructor all the time. I lose focus very easily, and then I forget what I am supposed to be doing, lose rhythm and that does not work, so if I watch her all the time, I can do it. I love it. I feel normal in the water. Well, "normal" is a word which is open to interpretation!
And apart from that, I have been trying to put the garden back in place. My neighbours have now started erecting a fence so I am regaining some privacy and the wind tunnel is now under control. But everything had to be moved, so I will spend the weekend pottering in the garden. I have a funeral to go to tomorrow, and then we have a long weekend, and the sun, my friends, is supposed to be shining. I may even try a BBQ. I may also play with my camera a bit too.