I can't give up all the things I have taken on overnight, and I know that there is a 6 week break from the school and the gym coming up, which is a good thing. I sent my apologies to two school events tonight, and it is likely that I shall do the same tomorrow and Friday. I may not go to a church meeting in the morning, either. I may make a visit to the doctor next week for some happy pills, as I call them, which might help me to get through this episode - it's a while since I had one like this, but they have got more frequent this past year, and I haven't done anything about improving the situation, so perhaps it is time I should.
The trouble is that this IS an illness, but it is an invisible one, and so people look at me and think I look OK and wonder why it is that I don't feel that I can do this, that or t'other.
UJ has a date for his hip operation - July 11th - which is a cancellation slot, we think! He is really pleased at getting one so quickly, and the FH is happy to go and stay with him once he gets out of hospital. I am thinking about some meals I can make and freeze so that all he has to do is pull them out, thaw and reheat, and maybe cook some veg or pasta or potatoes to go alongside the main part. I don't want the FH to be too hard worked whilst he is there, as his poor old ankles will suffer with too much standing around, cooking.
Gosh - what a rambling!!
The latest batch of chicks had their first day in the outdoor garden run today - and seemed very happy in the sunshine, although they are back in their box in the verandah for the night now. The older batch are now in the runs at the top of the garden and getting the hang of that lifestyle - if it rains, one has to go into the house, and they didn't grasp that yesterday when the heavens opened, so they got drenched - they'll learn!
And Murray is through to the semi-finals at Wimbledon - hurrah! The other chap just seemed to give up right at the end when it was Murray's service - he just let all the balls go right past him.
The girls have a day off school tomorrow because of the strikes, so the YFG has a friend here for the night, as we are looking after her tomorrow. They are going to have a great time as they get on very well together.