The first month was spent sorting out the formalities and the necessary stuff associated with a death. It was not a very nice period and there were days when I felt quite lost and low.
I’ve kept busy. I’ve taken time out to grieve. I’ve taken time out to do things I had not done for a long time. One day at a time, as they say.
Because of our big age difference, Bill had said to me that I should live my life to the fullest in whatever way I can with or without him, which is something I do anyway, and have always done. My mother brought me up to never waste time. Time is so precious.
Two months on and I feel quite relaxed. I have a lot I want to do achieve. My days are filled with activity and sometimes I feel there are not enough hours in the day to do what I want to achieve.
The weather looks good today. The sun is out and it should get quite warm later. It will be a good time to tidy up the allotment today as autumn draws near. My allotment neighbour convinced me to get a greenhouse, which he will help me erect. Next year I will plant tomatoes and cucumber plants. I won’t bother with spuds because once again, the crop was very disappointing due to the inconsistent weather and temperature.
So as you can see, lots to do!
Carpe diem – seize the day!