Sounds as though you had a lovely week and having good company is often all it takes to lift the spirits a bit. Keeping busy indoors is not always as easy and it's when you are on your own that we can dwell on things. On the whole I have got a pretty steady by moveable routine and still doing a bit of part time work helps my week have a bit of structure (as much as it would be nice not to have to do it!!). My weekend was totally different to what I had in mind (was planning lots of walking as usual). Something I ordered and needed to be at home for was scheduled for Saturday so thought it best I stay in. Annoying because it was a beautifully sunny and crisp day. I potteredin the garden and refilled all the bird feeders yet again and definitely knew it was chilly (had to break ice on bird bath!!) when the parakeets actually came to feed as they usually just fly overhead. In the end the parcel did not come until late afternoon so the day was pretty much written off.
On the Friday evening I went to a local Christmas shopping event in aid of charity which had been organised by one of the instructors at the gym. It was held in the local church hall and just a 15mins walk so got there about 7.30 and stayed an hour. Picked up a couple of bits to add to decorating the lounge next month. Thankfully my actual gift buying is all done and ready for the festivities as wont feel like shopping once the shops are busy.
Went to the gym yesterday at 9am and came out to find a text from a gym friend wondering if I fancied a trip into Windsor so instead of walking on my own she picked me up and we spent a lovely three hours enjoying a catch up and lunch. I love a spur of the moment change of plans.
Have got up this morning to heavy rain so am catching up on my mail and then will pop to domy supermarket shop. Not exactly exciting but need some fresh food as did not shop over the weekend. Tomorrow I will pay my usual visit to see Mum. So sad to see her fading and nothing to be done, Always a difficult time as somewhat of a reminder of watching hubby though at 91 she has lived a long troubled life with her bi polar illness.She no longer talks but I usually bring her up to date with family news if she is awake or just sit beside her with a book. Afterwards I am meeting a friend for lunch and will probably then go to the gym as find this a great de-stresser.
Hope you have another pleasant week and hopefully some better weather so you can take George for a walk or two. Take care and here is a picture of that visiting parakeet. Jules xx