Been awake since just before 2 am, so gave up lying there waiting for sleep and came downstairs. I have a lot on my mind so I know it's that, and the ever present hip pain, which is keeping me awake. I'm trying not to think too much about the things that are worrying me...I do have a tendency to over think things and drive myself nuts. I'm coping with stuff by taking control of the things that I can, and trying to just let go of stuff that I can't control and put it out of my mind. Sounds easy on paper! I'm getting there though.
Husband's daughter and SiL offered to come down and stay with us for a few days when husband goes into hospital for his foot operation, they said they'll take him and bring him home after. Very nice of them, and pre-covid I would have said yes please and thank you. But they both work in customer-based jobs and thus come into contact with lots of people, and live up in the Midlands in an area that has a much higher infection rate than here. So that puts me off. Plus right now I just see it as meaning a lot of extra work and stress for me, having to prepare for, feed, look after and clean up after extra people. I'd rather not. In any case, neighbours have already volunteered to take/collect husband, and I don't have to clean and prep a room, feed and entertain them and wash all their bedding afterwards!
In any case, it's likely that around the time of husband's op, I'll be self isolating in preparation for my own op, so having visitors staying here wouldn't be allowed anyway.
And that throws up another problem....walking Betty. Technically, we shouldn't go out at all when self isolating, but she's got to be walked! We've decided that we'll just have to take her only in the field behind us, at times when we know there'll be no other neighbours around walking their dogs - we can see the field from our home anyway, so can see when it's empty. Husband obviously can't walk her when he's on crutches so it'll be my job, but if I can't because my hip is really bad, or if I'm recuperating from my own op, then another (dog owning) neighbour has offered to do it.
Other than that, I'm trying not to stress too much and just address problems as they arise, rather than my usual tactics of thinking up all possible eventualities.
I've started a new crochet project, a gift for a friend, it's lovely yarn and a nice pattern and I'm really enjoying doing it, so that gives me a nice bit of relaxation.
Think I'm tired enough to go back to bed now.