What to do on a dreary, miserable day in lockdown...
I don't know about you, but when my wings are clipped* and I'm stuck indoors I feel both relieved and frustrated in equal measures.
Frustrated because I cannot get out and do the things I'd like to do, (walking and looking at beautiful views, for example) but relieved because I don't have to do the things I don't really want to..(cleaning up outside in the back garden).
Today was such a day.
We are in Lockdown 3.0 and quite content to remain indoors unless absolutely necessary, working from home, going out only to walk and exercise the dog. I can't enjoy a packet of biscuits and a cuppa because I'm on a diet - it's January and I'm female - and so I don't have any sodding biscuits in the sodding house.
And the weather outside is dreary - rain, dark grey skies, rain...
It affects the indoors because I have laundry hanging up in two out of our five rooms, the dog refuses to go out for a wee as she doesn't like getting wet, there is little light indoors so the electric lights are on, it makes my joints ache and me feel cold...yadda, yadda, yadda!
So, as is my way, I look on the brightest side of things.
What did I achieve today rather than what I couldn't, and what do J have to be thankful for?
I'm writing to you with laptop on my lap (it's in the name) so I'm lucky to have the electricity and wifi (remember before wifi? We had to look things up in books or write them down to ask someone when we phoned them after 6 o'clock because that's when it was cheaper).
I have had three hot cups of tea today (with soya milk and no sugar) that have gone down a treat.
I have some cinnamon in my porridge oats today - lovely!
I finished my reading book (from the great haul I got the other day): A super story.