A very busy and productive day today. After breakfast I walked to do the Tesco shop, dragging my tartan granny shopping trolley with me. Daughter refuses to be seen with me when I use this trolley, and Mum says she'll get one one day when she's old enough! As I'm not at work till September (hooray!) I'm trying not to use my car for distances that I could easily walk - unless there's too much to carry. So that was a total of 1 and a half miles walked, with added drag factor on the way back.
When I got back I prepared the main meal of the day, putting it in the slow cooker. I used the meat left on yesterday's roast chicken together with red pepper, onion, celery, mushrooms and carrots to make a delicious thick stew.
Next, with help from an agile 17 year old, I achieved my aim of putting two boxes of old, but still precious, toys into the loft. However I also ended up with loads of bags of old letters, bank statements etc (belonging to a certain hoarding Male) being brought out of the loft to be disposed of. So the dining room is now all cluttered up with those! There is too much to shred at home, and it takes ages to burn in the metal dustbin-like incinerator, so I think I'll actually pay to have these shredded.
After eating the delicious stew with rice and a bread roll, it was off to choir practice next. That was another 1 and a half miles walk all told. Needed two big, heavy music hymn books today so used my other trolley to carry them. This one is a beautiful wicker basket on wheels with a walking cane handle. I got it from Ebay and I love, love, love it! It's only disadvantage is that it only holds half as much as my tartan one, but it's perfect for little jobs like this. Had a great sing-song, practising hymns for Sunday's main morning service and special 'choir's choice' Songs of Praise in the evening. It was very hard trying to pick just one hymn - there are so many beautiful words, tunes and memories to choose from. Eventually I picked "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation". I sing Alto in choir but requested that we sing the last verse in unison so I could let my voice soar for "Let the Amen sound from His people again, Gladly for ay we adore Him." Yessssss!!!!
Finally I'm now on my computer telling you all about it! A good day - praise God!
Me in my choir robes - taken about a year ago.