I was tired and weepy last night so took a sleeping tablet and went to bed at 9.30, read for half an hour then put the light out just after 10 and was asleep within minutes. Dog woofing woke me up around 11.30 pm, she must have heard something, she settled back down straight away so I didn't need to get up. Drifted in and out of sleep for a couple of hours, heard fireworks on and off in the distance - nobody around here has any, living in a very rural farming area people are respectful of livestock. Betty didn't make a sound, so she wasn't bothered by the distant fireworks. Husband said he never heard anything, not even the dog, so he must have been sound asleep in his room. Maybe he'd had a drink before bed.
Really hard frost this morning and the sky looks full of snow, although I don't think we have any forecast. The field out the back finally, after several weeks, no longer looks like a swamp, it's hard and frozen. That meant husband could take Betty in the field and let her off the lead for a good run around, for the first time in ages. I watched them from the window, she was charging around like a mad thing, clearly enjoying herself hugely, so lovely to see.
I've not been dog walking much at all the last couple of weeks, husband is fit enough to do it now. Since I've stopped doing it regularly, my hip pain has eased considerably, so the orthopaedic doctor I had a phone consultation with was obviously right when she said the increased walking was exacerbating the problem. Which is a shame as I do like walking, but don't like the pain. It still wakes me up every night when I turn onto my right hip, which is a nuisance, but the reduction in pain during the day is good. The doctor said lots more walking, especially on uneven ground, was putting too much strain on my already inflamed bursas and tendons. Ah well, I'm a fair weather walker anyway so not doing many walks right now is fine by me.
I have no idea what the future holds for me, the worsening covid situation has put paid to my immediate plans. All I can do is get through one day at a time. I have lots to keep me occupied, although being stuck at home both because of Tier 4 and my self isolation leading up to my operation, doesn't make for comfortable living. The sooner we get the vaccines, the better.
Wishing you all a happy new year, certainly a better one than last.