It’s been an odd day, but productive. I did waken until noon, so I had fourteen hours sleep and I feel better for it.
A friend sent a text to say she was going to a store and I thought that she keeps doing far too much.
I was writing and making my dinner. My cell phone rang and a man said ”Is this Chrissie?”
I said I was and he told my friend had collapsed. Since I was her most frequently contacted name on her phone he called me. I told him her daughter’s name but he couldn’t find her number so I gave the name of her brother.
Then I dashed up to see if I could reassure my friend. The paramedic was about to close the ambulance door but I asked him to tell her I had come. it’s reassuring when you know someone gives a damn.
I came home. It was raining and I got plenty of strange looks as I was not dressed for rain. But I care more about my friends than I do about getting wet.
At 9pm she said she was home and had no milk. I put some milk in a jug and took it to her.
She didn’t look good but who does after that? Ordinarily she would have stayed in hospital overnight, but at this time it is a risk.
I had a brief chat with the guy who took my call at switch. They are undervalued and not thought of. He appreciated my thanks as they always do.
The rain! Great for my garden. Great for keeping people who gather in groups at home.
I’m so grateful for my garden. My friends and the local hospital. My daughter was fabulous while I was ill last week and has brought shopping again.
I am bucking the trend. I am drinking less alcohol since lockdown and not over eating. I am content with my very local friends, but I do miss the ones further afield who I see regularly.