Age: 93 and 1/2
status: infirm but happy
source of joy: sitting in sunshine
additional source: ice-cream
I did give my mother the soubriquet ‘The Boxer’ for her fighting spirit, a predilection for television, and boxes of chocolates. For years that held true, now though, as old age ravages the once indomitable energy, it is less apt.
Also, I read somewhere that it would be unwise to trust anyone whose first name was ‘The.’
After drear and ruinous storms, yesterday’s sun was a gift, a blessing and a surprise. Spring is in the air and the step.
While no one was watching the hellebores have been doing their thing. Last year they were so disappointing – in our garden at least – and we lost many. What delight to find them thriving.
A strong believer in omens, I have the feeling that this year will be fruitful.
The sun is shining, the manuscript is in the post, and the day is mine to do as I please.