An Octogenarian Gets her Wheels
No I didn’t age and pass my driving test! The octogenarian in question is my friend Evelyn and the wheels in question are on her new Rollator (wheeled walking frame). I am so pleased and really do not understand why it has taken so long! I popped in to see her on my way back from Kirriemuir to check she didn’t need anything given the weather.
Before that little errand it was a normallish Saturday apart from Pup wanting to play out in the snow … lots! On my way out of the house I fund another food parcel on the doorstep. I did not look at the contents but did on my return glance at the wee note which tells me my neighbour is distributing food to lots of people and not singling me out and to leave it on her porch if I cannot use it.
1. The contents I did see included butter – we had a conversation about me not using ‘spread’ only butter the other day
2. After I said I did not eat refined carbs the bread being delivered switched to wholemeal – I don’t eat that either if I can avoid it but I had not stipulated that
3. Yesterday included pineapple cut up in a plastic tub – that isn’t something donated for distribution?
4. Someone who suffers from an illness which removes their choices really should understand that keeping on giving food to another person is undermining their ability to make their own choices … specially when food is one of the few choices left to them to make
5. With the time I spend caring for Pup I do not have time to keep running round to her porch.
I will deliver that back tomorrow with a note saying “I do not want any food thank you” … well I will providing a passing dog has not helped itself to the contents of the bag left outside my door overnight! I feel sad because I know at the bottom of this is an illness which is taking away her choices but her ill health is not my responsibility and I can completely understand why people regularly involve the police when she becomes too intrusive.
Foodwise the Phecken stock is made and is delicious and I have veggies to make some yummy soup tomorrow. I have UK apples again after a long stint without fruit – what a luxury. I also plan to use some over ripe bananas to make banana bread.
Weatherwise the snow is thawing underneath but more is falling on top – and for the second day running I have lived in my walking boots and gaiters.
On my return from Evelyn’s the bus passed me and I go waved at by the driver – think I know who it was but not 100%. Then it passed me again after it had returned to the town centre and I got a beep … I love my buses and some of the drivers are fun too!