Gah I'm bored. Bored bored bored.
Being unable to drive or move around much is really dull. Who'd have imagined it, eh?
Even my longstanding love affair with the Internet has worn thin...custom has staled its infinite variety, and laughing at cats with things on their heads no longer seems to be enough. I never thought this day would come.
It's like the end of something beautiful, it really is. Well, till tomorrow when I will find it all hilarious again.
The highlight of my day today? Making some redcurrant jelly, using the entire crop from our garden. Mr WithaY harvested the berries yesterday, I boiled them for about 20 minutes in water till they were all squishy, then we set up a complex arrangement of upturned chairs, elastic bands, muslin cloths and a huge bowl, and left them to drip overnight.
I did my cooking bit whilst standing on one leg, leaning on the cooker or the kitchen counters, in case you were wondering.
Today I carefully measured the amount of juice (half a pint), added the appropriate amount of sugar (half a pound) and boiled it till I got bored (about 12 minutes).
Hey presto, a really small amount of redcurrant jelly.
Other news: Bugger all. My ankle really hurts, I can't stand on it for any length of time, and getting up and down the stairs is a trial.
We dog sat yesterday for some friends, well for their dog, really, who was charming and well behaved. Other than the whole "stealing a shoe and running up the garden with it" incident, that is. But, it was an isolated outbreak and we made him sit in the garden afterwards and think about what he'd done. That'll learn him.
Bestest Mate is coming to visit tomorrow; he is threatening to take me to Casualty in Salisbury and make a scene until I get crutches and/or an X-ray. I will distract him with tea and chit-chat.
We have decided that we are officially old now. We had a chat about the best places to buy walking sticks last time we spoke on the phone. Maybe we'll go shopping tomorrow. I can sit in the car while he checks out the best stick bargains.
I can't wait.