In the time of the virus: day 25

Today seems to be a day when I’ve been low in spirits but reasonably high in energy, so I’ve managed to get a lot done.  Which is better than being low in both spirits and energy, and hopefully tomorrow will feel better.  No big reason, just generally worrying about what the future will hold, especially for our children’s generation.  Doesn’t feel good, and the government’s statement today about pushing on with Brexit regardless has added to that feeling of gloom.  Either one of these catastrophes would have been bad enough (especially with the added issue of government incompetence), but to plough on with the self-inflicted damage of Brexit just feels terrible to me.

Anyway, focusing on the positives:

Garden/allotment – I have cobbled together a hopefully good-enough fruit cage, using only materials I already have, all tied together with garden twine.  My plan was to buy some wood and new netting, but I left it too late so that will have to come later (I hope in time for next year).  In the meantime I’m viewing this as a no-cost prototype, and can redesign for next year if needed.  I’ve also given some seeds to a neighbour and posted some off to my sister, as seed is now almost impossible to come by – another reason to continue with my plan to save as much of my own seed as I can this year. [Do what you can with what you have].

Exercise/stay fit – I had a lovely walk this morning, and one with a purpose: when he was out walking earlier this week Malcolm spotted a table with bedding plants and an honesty box.  So I headed off there with a tray, and came home with sweet pea seedlings and lobelia plants.  I’m looking forward to planting them over the next few days.

Another one I hadn’t noticed before

The view on my walk home – if you look closely you might spot one of Bath’s famous Georgian crescents across the other side of the city

Craft/making – crochet.  Always.  Tomorrow I’ll count up the tally of squares – I think I may be close to having enough for a blanket.

House/home repairs, improvements – of course not.

Admin – yes, I’ve managed another few bits and pieces I needed to do.

Kind deeds/something for others – just look around you, you’ll see so many examples out there.  And sometimes we just need to do something nice for ourselves, be kind to ourselves.  If we can’t do that, how can we be kind to others?

Stay sane! – yoga.  A walk.  Time on the allotment.

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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