Does anyone else have a problem with social invitations being issued very far in advance?
At the very beginning of January, we were invited to a 70th birthday party that is taking place in July. Last week, we had a verbal invitation to a wedding - for autumn NEXT YEAR (the actual date hasn't been set yet). I had actually forgotten about the 70th birthday party until it was mentioned to us again a couple of weeks ago, it's a neighbour so no travelling involved. The wedding, however, is up in the Midlands - we were told that they want to know numbers to make appropriate arrangements.
I don't plan things that far ahead - how on earth do we know what we'll be doing so far in advance? I have no idea whether husband will be in good enough health to drive that far in the latter part of next year - or even whether I'll be in reasonable health, for that matter. To be brutally honest, as it's so far ahead, the couple concerned might not still be together by then! (one of them has a track record of getting engaged and then splitting from previous partners, although this latest partnership does seem to be a strong one, to be fair).
At the other end of the scale, we know a few people who issue invitations with next to no notice, which kind of makes me feel that they think we have nothing else in our lives and are ready to just go at the drop of a hat. A happy medium would be nice.
I'm still not feeling 100% - physically that is, mentally I'm alright. I'm just so very tired all the time, everything is an effort. I went upstairs to read yesterday afternoon and promptly fell asleep for an hour. Didn't feel like doing anything elaborate for dinner (actually, I never feel like it lately!), so just put a couple of pork chops and some leftover boiled new potatoes in the air fryer, both chops and spuds came out crispy and gorgeous. Added some peas and that was dinner, done with no effort, other than smearing the chops with honey and mustard and tossing the spuds in a tiny bit of oil and herbs. I'm loving the air fryer.
Today I'm doing a large tray of Mediterranean style veg, including yellow courgettes and baby beetroot from the garden, and another large trayful of jacket spuds, so they'll need to go in the big oven, I'm doing enough of both to freeze for several more meals. I've got a small gammon joint to cook, I might do that in the air fryer rather than boiling it. Well.....I say that's what I'm doing, that's my intention but whether it actually gets done (by me at least) is another matter. As well as the overwhelming tiredness, I've now got the beginnings of a scratchy throat and my neck glands feel sore, I think I might do another covid test today, just to check. So I might end up doing nothing.