I am and there are a couple of reasons. Firstly I have an assignment to complete for my online University course. I thought that I would just write it off the top of my head but it is taking a bit longer than that. Added to this is the difficulty with the typing. So I have written it long hand and will have to type it and then submit it online. You have no idea how nervous this makes me. You would never think that I have a Master's Degree.
The second reason is that I went away on a religious retreat for the weekend. I really needed this time to separate myself from all the hassles I have had this year. It was wonderful to be with friends and just spend the time in contemplation. I went for an early morning walk along the waterfront at Scarborough on the Redcliffe peninsular where we were staying. This is about three and a half hours drive away at the northern end of Moreton Bay and it was interesting to see the same red rocks and trees that we have on the island.
What is different is the number of people around. I see no one on my walks on the island but here there were bike riders, walkers, swimmers, and people digging worms.
It was interesting looking into the courtyards of some of the villas. Some were very conventional while others weren't.
The third reason I am behind is because I spend every spare moment doing hand and arm exercises. My typing has improved, although my hand does ache. I can use a knife and fork again and not have to get someone (my husband) to cut up all my food. The knitting is almost perfect again but the crocheting is still problematic. I will just have to keep at that one. Washing up and drying dishes are still beyond me, as is making beds, ironing and doing the vacuming. (Isn't that a shame!) Today was my day in town and my physio tells me that because I have kept trying to embroider my fine motor skills are far better than is to be expected. See I wasn't wasting time with that cross stitch, although I don't seem to have made a lot of progress.
The Guild is closed for repairs at the moment so the Tuesday group met at the city library. What did I do? More of that cross stitch.