Row Row Row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily Merrily Merrily Merrily
Life is but a dream
I’ve been plodding along living my life peacefully this past few weeks. The days are getting longer, lighter earlier and staying light a bit later each day and even getting a (tiny) bit warmer. Warm enough some days for open doors and windows and even – not have any heating on 😊
Not warm enough for salads yet – still a bit of stewing going on
All of which means I’m slowly emerging from my winter hibernation, starting to paddle about, leave the house willingly and actually enjoy being out and about.
With the arrival of better weather I’ve returned to choir after a break during those cold wet weeks – night driving in the wet was beginning to worry me so best not to do it. I missed that weekly sing song so if we ‘winter at home’ again next year I’ll try to tee up with someone and arrange a lift. No chance this year – locals close to me were either away or crook Our ‘flu season is still going strong, thousands have been struck down with several unusually young ‘healthy’ deaths. So I’m not sure if it was due to our ‘flu jabs or good luck the virus didn’t strike either of us.
A trip to the cinema last week to see Victoria and Abdul meant we were finally able to use the balance left on a gift card from last Christmas – the cinema at Chirnside Park has lots of little theatrettes so we thought it might be fun to mix and match…..two visits in the standard but very comfortable $10 seats and two in the more upmarket recliner $15 ones 😊
The Golfer decided on American Made & Dunkirk – La La Land along with Victoria and Abdul were my choices. So many ‘fabulous’ reviews for V & A and I’m probably in the minority here but it was a bit so so for me. A truish story line, beautifully set and wittily acted but it didn’t seem quite right.
Honestly this change in seasons seems to have filled one of my friends with a sense of the ridiculous – she had me in a fit of giggles as she entertained me at lunch the other day.
Some of our supermarkets are having facelifts and installing these carousels to hold the plastic bags. As one bag is filled the cashier gives it a turn and starts to fill the next one, after a few turns the bags reach the customer who then lifts them off and puts them in their trolley. It appears the young cashier didn’t quite see the funny side when B asked if she could have a ride on the roundabout. B is well into her 80s and not quite the slimmest of people!!
And then when she returned from visiting the “ladies’ she asked me how long there’s been a gents urinal over the lavatory pan. With no idea what she meant I had to go and have a look. The café had installed one of those water saving sets – a new special hand basin over the cistern unit. Push the button to flush and the water comes out of the tap draining into the cistern – there’s no plug and it’s a regulated fill amount (same as any cistern) no need for a separate sink unit. Only drawback I could see was washing your hands with cold water and remembering to put the lid down. Wouldn’t want to lose a watch or bracelet while leaning over to get to the sink.
And I certainly seemed to be living in a dream the other day.
Put a load of washing on – came back expecting it to be finished – yes I’d put it on but didn’t close the lid (top loader) which meant it got as far as drain and spin then stopped. Safety feature – doesn’t spin with the lid up. Senior moment all right 😊
Didn’t help I’d been up to our local supermarket (one without the wiz bang plastic bag carousels) and as the young lad who was serving filled each bag he actually placed them straight into my trolley. Now that’s never happened before – they get usually filled and put on the shelf beside the till for you to pick up.
When I said Thank You he replied – “I thought you looked rather weary today so decided you’d be my ‘good turn for the day'” I wasn’t sure if I should be pleased or upset – he really did do me a good turn but did I really look that tired and weary??
So how are you all?
Have you been merrily rowing down the stream of life?
What are you dreaming about today?