I only realised that it was a week since I wrote anything here. It’s the social whirl in which I live! All go…
Monday I visited the hospital (again) – nothing new, just ‘come back in 3 months’. It seems that none of my symptoms are related to my illness – isn’t that great? I’m sick alright, but not of any of the things that are bothering me. And it only took 2 1/2 hours queuing up to get that result. Still, they were all very nice, and I wasn’t paying for the car park.
Conor’s Confirmation on Tuesday – I excused myself from the church part because seats are limited on these occasions and I hate when they all have to move up or squeeze in because Granny is here! (Incidentally I love Confirmations, even thought they go on for ages. And today’s young man is particularly nice). Anyway we all went for lunch in a lovely informal happy gathering.
Wednesday is Radio day – a news programme with three lovely friends. We have a very pleasant hour discussing whatever is in the news at the time. The publication of the Ryan Report on Industrial Schools/Orphanages etc was not a nice topic but you deal with whatever is on the agenda and it is good to be able to give a point of view. I have no idea how many people listen – it’s local radio – but we do our best to inform and entertain. I’m afraid the political scene these days leaves me cold. Most of the candidates/parties seem only interested in slinging mud at the others and the standard of debate is very poor.
Thursday is Newsletter day – I did a piece about the birds that visit my garden. Heaven knows they give so much pleasure that they are entitled to be praised. The place is alive with them – an amazing number of different species. I wish I knew all the names but I’m afraid my knowledge is very basic. The Newsletter day begins at around 10am until lunch-time (sometimes later for me because – surprise surprise -I talk too much). Back again at 7.30 or so until we finish printing sometimes after 10pm. Thank goodness for modern technology. It used to be midnight or beyond before we finished.
On Friday there is another radio show – about local events this time. In between there are grand-children coming in from school to be fed and ferried here or there. Saturday is Writers Day (this week – it’s once a fortnight and a total joy). Sundays I collapse!
So, here we are again…..another week started. I met a woman in the Supermarket today who liked my piece in the Newsletter this week. That makes it all worthwhile! Sorry if all this is boring and mundane, but I can only tell it like I see it. It was a good week!
And Various will be back at the end of this week to entertain you with more up to date stuff or you can check out Oubliette’s You Tube! ‘Mama’ is relaxing in Portugal after her exhausting Rugby season.