So here we are, at the beginning & the end:
the beginning of a new month; but the same one which inevitably heralds the end of the year. Rather than the plethora of things I’d anxiously planned for us to do together I ended up spending a solitary day; poor Tony, still feeling jaded & feeling decidedly unwell, did not get out of bed until almost 4pm therefore I ended up having to do everything on the farm, alone.
Compared to yesterday’s misery it was thankfully a reasonably pleasant day; although typically not without its smattering of icy showers (which as always seemed to bombard the farm every time I needed to go out!). I spent the majority of the day outside working with the animals, punctuated with hourly, fruitless attempts to persuade Tony to stir from beneath the duvet! The very strong wind persisted however, making the day feel unpleasantly cold.
By the time I’d almost finished the evening chores a light had appeared in the house, signalling that either the cats had got clever or that Tony finally felt sufficiently recovered to get up. I stole a rare half-hour of relaxation by watching a little bit of TV after which I worked on the computer following cooking the supper. Tony continued planning on his design for the Dairy Complex Process Rooms & attempted (unsuccessfully) to get the DVD player working before I headed off to bed & he, unsurprisingly not tired, stayed up to watch the latest ‘Shrek’ film, until about 3am; when, restless & concerned, I went downstairs to persuade him to go to bed – regrettably I suspect he won’t be up early yet again, tomorrow; & owing to today we have scheduled an even busier day, ahead….
I did feel sorry for Tony today, feeling so very much ‘under the weather’. Mind you, he does enjoy his snoozing – & is rarely out of bed before 10am! For my part, I cannot (alas!) remember when I last enjoyed the luxury of a lie-in; nor can I anticipate having one any time soon, either (but then again, what farmer ever does?!). Am I being greedy??