Thursday, June 28, 2012

Half-way Point

Last Sunday was the Feast of John the Baptist. It was also (gasp) the half-way point of the year. There is a connection between those two facts which was quite clear at the time, but I can't quite recall it. I do, however, recall the priest's horror that he hasn't got round to fulfilling so many of his intentions for this year. Nor have I.

In fact, as far as I am concerned, the year is pretty well shot. We are still involved with some repercussions from my sister-in-law's death. That involves dealing with a number of documents, and I am often relegated to the time consuming position of proof-reader, IT consultant (no laughter, please) and personal assistant. The weather threatens to be unpleasantly hot, and that means very little action on my part. Wimbledon approaches, and though I usually only watch the last two or three days, I can write them off. It doesn't sound too responsible to say I intend to sit in front of the television for several of the following weeks, but I love the Olympics. I feel like A.E. Housman. If fifty springs are little room for him to look at cherry blossom, I, who have used up my three score and ten, can't expect many more chances to watch the likes of Usain Bolt. I am expecting to be kept very busy toward the end of the year and before we know it, Christmas will be here. Followed by 2013.

On top of all this, I am gradually climbing out of a problem with vitamin B-12 deficiency which means that if a chore isn't done by lunch-time, there's not much chance it will get done at all. For now none of this is a a real problem, so I have time to read. Lots of time. Encouraging comments, anyone?


Maggie May said...

I hadn't realised about The Feast of John the Baptist, though I am well aware of the halfway mark in the year. (Longest Day!)
It is a pity as I feel that we have missed out on summer this year unless the weather bucks up unexpectedly.

Sorry about you sister in law. Also about the B12 deficiency that should be easy to rectify in this day & age. An old lady I used to know, who had this problem used to have to eat raw liver sandwiches to stay alive and then the injections came onto the scene when she was very much older. Being a vegetarian, I would have been in a mess.

Maggie X

Nuts in May

Kath said...

Don't feel guilty Beryl, if you can't kick back and please yourself a little after all those years of working and looking after others, then there's something wrong somewhere!

Liza said...

I can't think of a person more deserving of a good long read or sit down in front of the tv on a daily basis! I can only hope to be nearly as active as you in the next 10 years, much less to see 50 springs! Please do keep writing, I really enjoying reading your blog.

Cheers! Liza