My partial absence from Blogland has meant that I've not even posted a Thankful Thursday post for several weeks. Today I shall remedy that. In fact today has been a most enjoyable day so far. It's been a day of utter mundanity (okay there's no such word: I knew that before the spillchucker threw a wobbly). I woke and looked out. It wasn't raining. Odd. The forecast had been for torrential rain. I'd already decided that I was going to have a non-croquet day and, as my Christmas lunch with a friend had been cancelled because of a doctor's appointment - not mine, I decided to go and see if I could get my Christmas cards and a load of other things I needed in town. Firstly, though, I did some more catching up in Blogland. I'm almost up to date.
I viewed the sky and trundled into town with the lid on The Handbag. After lots of walking, shopping, coffeeing and crosswording and a trip to Tarradale for things I couldn't get in Napier (and another coffee) I arrived home nearly five hours later by which time the rain had well set in.
Oh, I nearly forgot to tell you that I also visited the library. I love soup and today was an ideal day to think about it. A friend in the UK knows a teacher of drawing with the right side of the brain so I thought I'd try and learn a bit about that too. I couldn't resist a book on modern manners. That should be worth a blog post or three.
One interesting thing I did find out today is that everywhere I had coffee and the New World supermarket in Greenmeadows all had free wifi. Now there's a real bonus I hadn't been aware of before.
This evening I'm getting ready to make some soda bread mentioned in Katherine's The Last Visible Dog and spicy roasted chickpeas done by Monica in Beyond The Lone Islands before I pop up to The House for a catch-up.
All in all it's been a very satisfactory day and one which makes me very thankful for the life I am able to lead and the health that allows me to make the most of it.