Woken up by the wind howling outside and rattling the windows (they're double glazed but old and poorly fitted - the curtains even move!). No chance of getting back to sleep with that going on, so I've been downstairs reading since about 4 am. Not looking forward to taking Betty out.
Sue, you asked why I never learnt to drive....I did actually have lessons, twice (2 separate periods of time that is, not 2 lessons) - the first time in my early 20s, and then again in my 30s. It didn't work out either time - around both times we had a car accident...not whilst I was driving, I hasten to add, husband was. It wasn't his fault on either occasion, both times I suffered whiplash and was in a collar and having physio for several weeks. And then my cousin, a front seat passenger, was killed in another car crash. It all left me too nervous to drive after that, so that was the end of my attempts to learn.
My brother and I were discussing covid conspiracy theories the other day.....beats me how people can say it doesn't exist, it's all an attempt to control us - what do they think 50,000 people have died of then? Presumably, the theorists don't know anyone who's had it (lucky them!). Personally, we have several relatives who've actually had covid - 2 of my nephews and my cousin's husband all had it (and recovered, thankfully) early on in the pandemic. Recently, 2 of husband's siblings, their spouses and their adult children have had/still have it, one is seriously ill in hospital. And several friends of my sister have it too, one hospitalised. We've not come into contact with any of them, none of them live near us and we haven't seen any of them since mum's funeral back in January, so no danger of us becoming infected. All those infected seem to have caught it in places where there were lots of others around - work, for several of them, and with several of husband's relatives, from a holiday camp (!! Why anyone would want to go stay in a holiday camp during a pandemic is beyond me - I certainly wouldn't. But each to their own, I suppose).
Well, I certainly don't think it's a conspiracy, I do my best to stay safe, and I've just signed up to go on a list of volunteers for covid vaccine testing. That's another thing I don't understand...the anti-vax brigade. Why would anyone not want a vaccine to protect oneself against a deadly disease? Well, again, each to their own I guess.
I've just weighed myself, for the first time in weeks....my diet has completely gone out of the window, can't be bothered with it at the moment, so was expecting to have gained a few pounds. Well, to my amazement, I've lost more....in fact I've now lost the 10% of my body weight that my consultant recommended (ironically, since my op has been postponed for 6 months!). As a matter of fact, I've actually lost a pound more than the 10%. Must be all the dog walks.
Betty's just got up, asked to go out and did a big wee in the garden....good, so no rush for me to take her out now, we can wait till the wind dies down a bit.
I've been doing a lot of deep thinking lately whilst I've been dog walking, or marooned at home. Things are going to change in the new year.