If there is one thing in life which I hate most it is having to wait for anything. I admit to being impatient when it comes to waiting, I want things to happen there and then. Why do we have to wait at all? Obviously there are several reasons and the list could be endless. Top of the list is perhaps waiting for someone else to play their part in our lives in whatever capacity that may be. Unforeseen circumstances preventing us from proceeding with a plan or a schedule is another reason we are kept waiting. At this precise moment I am being kept waiting by myself! I write this on a wet and dismal afternoon on 18 th January. It is presently raining outside but earlier we had sleet and light snow falling, not a day to be outdoors if it isn’t necessary. However E has just left the house on an errand. She will be doing the same again tomorrow and on Sunday though on those two occasions it will be to do with her club and not just to the local shops. I won’t be going anywhere for a few days having decided not to do any work but to rest because of my muscular troubles (see previous posts). I find it so hard to relax sometimes I have to discipline myself to do it. Just now I am waiting for my period of self discipline to end though I must also wait for my muscles to have recuperated first. There are jobs to be done outside. There are leaves to sweep, trunks to chop down and various other things I am impatiently waiting to get started on. Just being outdoors is a blessing for me because I like to be out in the fresh air. So here I am sitting and waiting for the upturn.