I've written before about my friend Jane McPherson (the sex therapist). She's very wise and comes out with some very memorable statements. One classic was 'trees don't care what they look like so why should you?' and another is 'always wake up with a good energy.'
Betsy cat and I have woken up with a good energy today. We seem to have shaken off yesterday's lethargic state of wanting to recline on the fainting couch and now we're all action.
Betsy was on the roof at daybreak. I heard her up there watching the sunrise. She uses the ramp I set up for her, making it easier for her to enjoy one of her favourite activities. But that wasn't an end to her energy. We came down to work, as per usual, but she was soon off and into the bush, climbing about with the vigour of a youngster, perching on the retaining wall, watching the birds and the bush activity. She blends into the natural world so well, you may have to search the photo to spot her sitting on the post.
I am feeling better today, restored especially by the news from our Prime Minister yesterday that things are looking up. She is cautiously optimistic that at the end of our four-week lock down, we may be able to get out a little more, some services may re-open. But it's still very much 'wait and see' and she thanked us all for doing our part during this difficult time.
That raised my spirits because the last two weeks haven't been easy for anybody and we've done pretty well, apart from the 'covidiots' who have let us down by breaking their bubbles and spitting on people and doing all manner of irresponsible things.
As my Mom would say, 'There's always someone ...' How true.
Anyway. The day is bright, the rainy squally weather from yesterday has blown over, it's cooler this morning but the sun is out, birds are singing, all is calm and still in the neighbourhood apart from the runners and the dog-walkers.
Good days, not so good, and bad. That's life, as they say, but getting up with the 'good energy' can sure help put a brighter spin on things.