In the middle of last month I said that the last nineteen days of June were going to be much better than the first eleven. I bemoaned my lack of energy, the bleugh feeling, and I said I wanted life to be a little more purposeful. So how has it been?
Not bad, is the short answer.
I've been swimming three times. Swimming isn't easy for me but I have been going with a friend and we have kept up each other's morale. I don't think I'll ever get back the standard I had (that would be unrealistic as the years go by) but I am now almost enjoying the sessions.
I've put the garden back into order. I had to admit defeat on doing a lot of it myself. Bending at the knees and maintaining my balance is very difficult so whatever I did meant bending from the waist. I can easily bend from the waist but if I stay bent I then feel very dizzy when I stand up! Anyway, I managed to find some help and although my garden isn't as wonderful as in previous years, it is now a pleasant place to be. Photos will appear on my other blog over the next few weeks.
I've made a very good start on sorting the conservatory/utility room/back porch. Until very recently this was a pleasant place to sit but since my kitchen repairs it just hadn't recovered and even getting laundry into the machine was a challenge. It will soon be a useful room again.
I've organised a family picnic (report here) which I enjoyed. I seem to do an awful lot of visiting of the sick and housebound and it was good to get out with some of my extended family.