Sunday, 31 March 2019

Keep Driving Womenfolk!!!

Hello All
Here I am again. Away even longer this time, but have had quite a few plates in the air again.
In February David went for a small routine op as a day case patient. His recovery from this procedure wasn't straight  forward and he finally came home a fortnight later.! After six days at home he was very unwell again so in he went again to the Royal Derby and has just come home after a three week stay this time. So he has been in hospital for five weeks out of the last six!
Thank goodness that my job as a field Social Worker required many hours of driving each day, often up and down the country assessing appropriate residential placements. While I never came to enjoy driving I was a competent  enough driver
I have been driving backward  and forwards to the Royal  Derby plus carrying out all the other tasks that must be done by car e.g fodder rooms, vet visits, chemists, shopping and so on   I can't imagine how difficult this would be without being a driver. 
 Several of my female friends no longer drive, the major  reason seems to be that they find  the roads so busy and dangerous and also that  they are losing their confidence as divers.
I could easily have given up driving years ago as I have never enjoyed driving and my husband is an awful passenger.
 "Gears!", 
"You're coming up to some lights" or
"the cars in front are stopping". he shouts.
"Thank goodness you are with me, I wouldn't have seen that " I retort, or more usually,
"No shit Sherlock!"
Bad passengers, especially spouses, can make you question your driving ability, especially as, without exception amongst my contemporaries, men are considered the better driver in a couple.
It is easy to slip into being driven around by this paragon of good driving and to drive less and less until eventually you lose all confidence in your ability to drive at all or manage the appalling traffic on our roads. Don't do it womenfolk...Keep Driving !!!

Anybody who gardens or is a small holder knows that  this is a busy time of year so I have been attempting to get things started. We made the decision not to have poddy lambs this year, which was a good decision under the circumstances.

The vegetable gardens are just about ready for  planting but one of the chickens (called Mushroom)  keeps getting into the veggie plots from the paddock - just how much free range does this hen need?! Until I find out how she is getting  in I cant plant anything. Today I went around the fencing and filled in the tiniest holes. If I don't find her scratching up my newly dug beds tomorrow I can start planting . Hurrah!
The family have been round today and have weeded, cultivated, stacked firewood and moved heavy stuff around. They have put us back on track for the late spring jobs. Brilliant ! Love 'em !!

I went to Sainsburys yesterday and it was like walking into a funeral parlour...bloody Mother's Day again!! How I dislike this mawkish, commercially driven "event"
                                                                                                                                                                     Have you noticed how wonderful the stone fruit blossom is this year ?

Just read this post through and it seems somewhat disjointed, however I am determined to publish it tonight so here goes!
Love Gillx
                                                                                     


29 comments:

  1. Your post sounds like my mind....jumps about all over the place! haha.

    I don't drive, have had brief attempts at learning a couple of times but gave up each time because of lack of confidence. Now I wish I'd persevered...we live in a very rural area and husband (the driver) is due to have an operation on his foot and will be on crutches (and thus unable to drive) for 8 weeks. Oh dear.

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    1. Oops, I meant to say...I hope your husband's health picks up now. What a lovely supportive family to do all that for you.

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    2. Friends of mine are in s solar position .A dear friend's husband is in stage 4 cancer and she is reliant on others, who obviously set their the frames to help her support him. Hope your husband's op goes well x

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    3. Soz about predictive text!....similar not solar and times not the. I don't normally use my phone for replies!!

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  3. Your words hit home. I am not a particularly confident driver but I so appreciate the freedom it gives me that I keep it up and am glad that I do.
    I'm glad your husband is improving and how that continues. I'm so glad that your family is rallying round and helping you stay on track - families can be absolute treasures, can't they?
    xx

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  4. I don't enjoy driving either but I am glad it is a skill I have.
    How lovely to be having pretty spring blossoms. Gladly summer is fading here now and the weather is cooler.

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    1. It is good that we find joy in anticipating ALL the seasons. X

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  5. Good to hear a catch up, sorry that David has been in more than out, I hope this out lasts much much longer.
    The last few days have been much better for getting some work done outside, a bit of sunshine and warmth make all the difference.

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    1. The soil is exactly right for working isn't it? I am getting in what I can before it rains.

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  6. I am a very bad passenger. Always reaching for the phantom brake pedal.

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    1. David can get quite worn out from braking sometimes!

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  7. I am afraid to say in this family I am the terrible passenger.

    God bless.

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  10. I hope your husband in now well on the mend!
    I really enjoy driving and fortunately my hubby rarely mentions anything when I drive. He probably knows better :) My father in law made a comment years ago and I offered to pull over so he could get out. It was all very good humoured, but I made my point.

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  11. Good for you for keeping up your driving skills. I can understand why people don't like driving, mostly because of how careless other drivers have become, I suppose because of cell phones. My husband used to drive a big truck but is extremely glad to be retired now! Still, driving is a necessity in today's world. I hope David is getting back to normal!

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