This morning I did the ironing. Before that, I fought the gale force gusts and pinned laundry on the rotary drying line. I learned my lesson a long time ago, don’t go chasing the whirly line, grab it and bring it back to me…where I am standing, not quite where the wind doesn’t blow, though in a better place from which to pin up the washed garments.
The first load did quite well, it is now folded and waiting to be ironed. The second load got pulled in when it looked like serious rain was descending. It soon passed so…………out I went and pinned up that load again on the rotary drying line. It’s getting dark, time for finally rescuing the laundry.
I’ve also been making up parcels this afternoon. February through to early March is a busy time for family birthdays. I admit it, I am glad the job is done and dusted. Making up all the birthday parcels in one go is a bit of a marathon; there’s a lot to be said for my habitual pattern of spacing out the task.
The reason for getting all these jobs done, is, I am trying to cover in advance as many tasks as I can, as I am expecting to be a lot less mobile than usual after the end of this week, jut for a short while. I will be under orders to put my feet up and rest for the first two or three weeks.
With that in mind, I have checked out the laptop computer, which, has not had a great deal of use for a while. It’s now updated and firing on all cylinders. I do prefer a tapping keyboard rather than a digital touch one on the tablet computers. The digital touch screen keyboards do not work well at fast typing speeds. No amount of auto correction sorts out the gaps and gobbledygook that regularly appears.
I’ve got some books waiting to be read; there are a couple of films on DVD I have not yet watched and horror of horrors, I could even get into the habit of watching daytime T.V. I wonder if that’s enough to keep me glued to a chair. A bit of wriggling about should keep numb bum at bay for some of the time The doctor said that there is about six weeks recuperative time after the job is done, then, I should be able to stand on my own two feet.