Saturday, 8 June 2013
A June Kind of Daybook
Outside my window...out front there is a whole heap of junk from a weekend clear out of two garden sheds, currently awaiting collection. My word it was very cathartic getting rid of so much rubbish - some of it has been sitting there for years!
I am thinking...about my poor friend who lost her father very suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday morning. She had no time to say goodbye. Life can be very cruel sometimes. She is distraught, confused, unbelieving and feeling that life is a little surreal right now. Having only lost my own dad eleven months ago, its brought a lot of feelings to fore as you can imagine.
I am thankful...as ever, for my man, my children, my family. A.D.O.R.E. them with all that I am.
In the kitchen...umm.... remnants of a rather scrummy Saturday night feast full of nibbly tasty treats, lots of washing up, washing to be put away, and joss sticks scenting the air.
I am wearing...w ould you be surprised if I said....PINK? Thought so.... I don't like to shock people too much so as usual I'm in black!! Although my teeshirt has a rather natty pink leopard print heart on it!
I am creating...Nothing at the moment. Man has commandeered the craft pod to begin painting his HUGE Battle of Waterloo diorama. Sigh.
I am going...nowhere. And that suits me fine right now. I went to a work's 'do' last night and although I got glammed up and wore a dress (stop laughing) which wasn't black (shurrup!!) after hearing my friend's news my heart really wasn't in it and I left quite early on in the evening. Staying in is the new going out!!
I am wondering...why it is so bliddy difficult to find some decent garden furniture these days. I don't want foldy uppy, hollow aluminium, PU woven material upholstered chairs which will quail, and fold and retreat into itself at the very thought of my ample bottom sitting upon it. I want beautiful, solid, wooden stuff. Made from oaken girders (or summat), which will withstand years of use and, more importantly, cheap! £3.47 should do it. A fiver including delivery. Anyone?
I am reading...not much these days I have to say. I was once an avid reader but can't seem to concentrate these days for long enough to enjoy a good book.
I am hoping...that my mojo for blogging has returned.
I am looking forward to...planting my new plants tomorrow. I have lots to do and many beautiful new plants to bed in so plan to get up early and potter away with my potting and planting whilst man wields his saw and threatens bits of wood into submission as he constructs a new screening fence for the top patio! Disclaimer: You will note the word 'plan'. The process of "Planning" and "Actually Achieving That Which One Has Planned" basically depends upon how many times we play the "just one more coffee and we'll get up" scenario in the morning!
I am learning tha t I need to sort out my pain meds for my crooked back again as nothing seems to work. I need to get the pain back under control as I'm becoming quite disabled by it lately. Bloody arthritic old bint!
Around the house...erm...... lets draw a (heavily cobwebbed and very gothic) veil over that for now and categorically state that we have been "concentrating on the garden". Ahem. Moving on .....
I am pondering...some mahoosively big life changing stuff right now. Only I can do it and I have to take some informed decisions. I'm not ready to talk about it right now as I'm still going through internalised thought processes, but if the opportunity presents itself to me (which I wholly doubt) then no doubt it will be blogged about in due course. (Sorry - that's very mysterious of me isn't it? ........Oooh look!! a butterfly)
A favorite quote for today... The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.
One of my favorite things...Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens......... oh... that's two. Sorry.
A few plans for the rest of the week: potting, planting, painting, work (blech!), blogging (yay!), having two teeth pulled next Saturday morning (sobs into coffee cup)....
A peek into my day... I need to change the batteries on my camera but I'll share this short video of Harvey with you that my daughter took today. Harvey is OBSESSED with stones (oh his obsessions will fill another blog post!!!) and he will take every opportunity to pick one up and throw it at you for hours.... and hours..... and hours............
The link will take you to facebook but should load up ok - as they say - just press play!
My barmy mutt
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