It’s 11.15pm on Sunday night and I haven’t written today’s blog. It has been a busy day but that’s usual so why isn’t the blog written?
I had a lazy start to the day. The sun was shining brightly and I had been to the library yesterday so had a new clutch of books. I decided that it would be good to sit in the sun for a short time and read The Sinner by Terri Geritsen. This is a writer new to me and I found her book absorbing. So much so that it was suddenly 10.30 am and I wasn’t dressed and had to be in town to help at an Open Home at 11.45am. So rush rush.
It was such a lovely early summer day – the temperature at one stage reached 21*F such a difference from the past few grey days that I felt like singing. Luckily common sense prevailed because I think I would have scared anybody within hearing distance. I do like to sing but only if I am alone with only my small dog to hear me.
We had a short walk and then it was home to make dinner for friends who were prepared to chance my cooking. Have I told you that I am no cook and in fact had to learn all over again once my husband died?
Well dinner was a success – or at least everybody was polite about it. Stir fried chicken, mushrooms and vegetables on rice with asparagus and a side salad. I really couldn’t go wrong.
But then, after they had gone and the kitchen was restored to order I was sitting enjoying a last cup of coffee with the one remaining friend when I remembered my blog.
So just to keep faith with myself and my commitment, this is a very short blog today. I shall do better tomorrow when I shall tell you about the last movie I saw at the Italian Film Festival.
A man is generally better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table than when his wife talks Greek.
Samuel Johnson, English author, poet and essayist.
- The movies once again (growingyoungereachday.wordpress.com)
- Gretchen Rubin: To Be Happier: Look Out the Window. (huffingtonpost.com)