.... still a tad stiff in th2e hip and lower back area but much more supple than yesterday which is a blessing as I hate being cooped up and do not make a good patient. There is so much to do and so little time to do it. However today is still going to be an easier day. Sometimes you just have to listen to what your body is telling you and take heed. It was a wet horrible day here yesterday and very blustery a house day. Whenever it is wet or humid I experience problems with the old arthritis etc. and I am sure the barometric conditions play a big part in whether or not I am good or bad. I have said to you before that if you stick me on a wall I would make a good barometer.
Today its warm and the sun is out and I am moving more freely thank goodness there is only so much sitting down one can do.
I have thus far been clearing out the rubbish and shredding it ready for the recycling. We tend to get a lot of flyers etc. through the letterbox. In Peterborough the City Council have really got their act together with recycling. We have a small compost bin, and a larger one where food waste is placed and then they generate energy from that and compost getting two products a compost and energy from the waste. We also have large wheelie bins for general household rubbish and recycling.
I wish I had a fire as all my waste papers would go on that in the form of homemade paper bricks. The other week I did invest in a paper brick maker not just a single one but a foursome. I have no need for it at present but it was a good price on ebay and I had not seen a foursome one before and one never quite knows when serendipity and the universe will intervene and present me with the fireplace and home I so crave and then I will be all geared up. I already have the fireside companion set and copper and brass scuttles, toasting forks etc. for a fire.
As my dad used to say "One day" you have to keep positive and you have to keep working towards the dream no matter the side steps (you often learn the most from the side steps). Everything I do on a day by day basis is in practice towards that. Yes I am a bit of a dreamer but in order to achieve things you have to have the capacity to dream and to envisage - it helps to bring things into existence.
However one thing I do know is that you can have an idea of what you would like to do and how you are going to achieve it but real life often throws a curb ball and things don't happen how you think they should. Its alright getting frustrated that things are not proceeding as you think they should but in reality the universe is playing a part and you quite often find out that the way things proceed is often a lot better and a lot kinder to you in the long run. So let the ego go, tell it to butt out and trust in what will be which is not easy to do especially for those of us who have to be "in control". We don't need to be all the time however we should never ever lose our inner trust that everything will eventually turn out fine. There is far more to life than can be seen and so many options.
Right I had better get a wriggle on.
Catch you a little later on and hope you have a lovely day - fancy being down in Cornwall today - one day!