Last night did not go well - another sleepless night until around 4am - possibly because of what was about to happen this afternoon - but more of that later.
Today, being Tuesday, was the senior screen. We had been waiting for "Suffragette" to be on the Senior Screen programme and today was the day. I took Sue - a friend from Church and the WI - whilst Jean was going to bring her two granddaughters. They asked what a suffragette was - I guess that they really need to watch the film and appreciate what these ladies did for us. Sadly, at the last minute they couldn't come.
The film was interesting - all the more so because it took a story that I am familiar with and then looked at it from the view of an ordinary married lady. Unfortunately the combination of warm cinema, mainly dark lighting on the screen and a sleepless night - well, let's just say, Jean had to dig me in the ribs!
This afternoon I had to pop into Louth to buy some beads to make some more poinsettias and to pick up some lining paper for the decorator. I had received a call from the Vets yesterday (hence, I think, my lack of sleep) to say that Katie's ashes were ready for collection -so I picked them up as well (and paid the bill!). You may recall that my initial thoughts were to take Millie on a walk and scatter Katie's ashes but I changed my mind and scattered them in the corner of the garden. When Katie was younger she would disappear into the bushes in the corner - initially to escape into the field (as I said last week) but then just to lie down in the shade and watch the world go by. One particular memory that I have of her was when I became aware that there were birds circling in the sky - something was clearly wrong. I shouted at Katie - who opened her mouth and a small bird hopped out totally unharmed. She hadn't got a clue what to do with the bird - and I guess that its part of her breeding! I have to say, however, that Millie did not want to come anywhere near me whilst I scattered the ashes - I know that we shouldn't put human behaviours onto animals but I would swear that she knows.
Talking of which I came across this today - an imagined dialogue between dog and owner. This is Millie to a T!