The last four days have been lovely – not for any specific reason, just lots of little reasons all piled up.
Friday, spending time with my friend Louise in her shop, and then with other friend Emanation at Booths Book Shop cafe eating spanking hot chips with garlic mayo and sipping to die for real hot chocolate. M then came back to mine and we crocheted and talked until after 10pm when she departed and T finally got home from work. Huge enjoyment to have company for the evening and to be treated to part of M’s life story.
Saturday was also a treat because T didn’t have to start work till 6pm so we had the whole day. Utterly freezing out so we just had to go for a walk of course. Took a new track that passes up the side of Hay Cemetery and then follows a stream up to common land finally returning via the path that leads to Hay car park.
I love being able to walk through the countryside like this. The people here are really lucky to have all these right of ways and paths.
T did his good deed for the day by removing the huge sheets of ice in the sheep’s water trough. They were so thirsty they ran up straight after and started drinking. It was so cold that not even all the exercise over heated me and my face was going numb. Then we had a walk up to the Co-op for supplies and home for soup and toasted sandwiches – bliss.
Sunday again very restful, ending the weekend with wine and nibbles at our friends house and a brisk walk home.
Now today – Monday, I have talked to my friend Kate in NZ, posted parcels, got a job application and done some packing. It is so good being well.. such a novelty. I keep thinking something really good must have happened but there is nothing specific – just being well, good-humored, not over-anxious, not tired for no reason, no crying, no dwelling on all of lives manky bits, it’s simply bloody wonderful.