If today goes smoothly, all the plants and some of the bulbs should be in the ground by the end of the afternoon. Danielle's Covid test was thankfully negative and she texted to say she will be here today.
I've also received notification that a parcel will be delivered some time this morning, which I'm hoping is the Italian language course book I ordered. I'm not planning to go out so I'll be able to get on with learning the intricacies of Italian grammar if it is.
This will be my third consecutive day of walking around the house and garden. I've settled on achieving a minimum of 4,000 steps a day for starters, which seems to give a good balance between actually being more active and managing the joint pain. The 4,000 steps are just the ones where I consciously make the effort to walk rather than the steps taken as part of my normal movement around the house. The short term aim is to increase this to 10,000 total steps every day. At present, the 4,000 steps are achieved through several short bursts of activity but by the time I get to realising the 10,000 steps I want to be including a 30 minutes walk every day. I know this is achievable because I have done it before. As with the walking up and down stairs, which is getting easier, there's no time limit in which to achieve this - I'll just be guided by how I feel.