The Anonymous Widower

A Day Not To Be Alone

I’m not moaning, but I don’t think today, is going to be a good day.

I quite like my own company, but on a day like this when it’s only 16°C, overcast and the sun is on strike, there isn’t much to do. You can only go round your favourite museums and galleries so many times and it’s not the day to explore parts of London, I don’t know well at all.

My son and his partner are both working and where my three grandchildren I never see are, I know not. Two I’ve never seen and I’ve not really seen the only granddaughter since the death of my son.

There isn’t even any decent football or cricket on the television. Although after cricket yesterday, I would probably give that a miss if it were on. I won’t be watching the Derby on the television, as it’s on Channel 4 and I don’t do adverts. I’ll probably go down the betting shop at the corner to watch the race, if I’m at home.

I’ve even done all my household chores, washed my smalls, tested my INR and had my weekly bath.  The last is actually a lie, as I do bath more frequently than that!

We’ve also had a run of distinctly poor films over the last few weeks, so going to the cinema is probably not an option.

I’ve a choice of things to do for the rest of the day.

I can go and have lunch in Carluccio’s at the Angel and do a bit of food shopping for tomorrow. But I was there last night with a friend.

I will have to go and get a few things at the shops anyway.  The most pressing is probably two boxes of man-sized tissues for my permanently running nose. At least, I’m probably down to a box a week now!

At least this evening, I can watch a program on BBC3 called England’s Worst Football Team. Now there’s a program for the lonely and miserable if ever there was one.

I could really put the cap on the weather, by giving up on one of my principles.  I’ve never had a raincoat since I was about twenty or so. As I can afford it, I should perhaps go and buy one that I could wear over my favourite jacket. I can at least afford the best!

I think, it’s probably a good idea to do some cooking. I need to make a pie on the one to eat and one for the freezer basis. My only problem is to decide on the flavour to make. Should it be fish, fish, shepherd’s or sausage? Or perhaps a new variety!

June 1, 2013 - Posted by | Health, World | , ,

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