Tuesday, 12 January 2016
A week of things....
The last week or so , well it hasn't been my finest. I've been told things and found things out regarding family and and a issue nearer home here that well left me angry but more upset than anything. Not a ideal start to the year but I refused to let either sour my New Year and have sadly made my peace , dealt with them and both are now gone. So that's where I have been for the last week or so. I have never liked confrontation..I like to think I am a peacemaker .....but sometimes even I have to admit somethings are better completely out of your life than hovering in some limbo
that you know will never get better or ever be the same it was before.
Today I am expecting to get my photo's sorted so I can post the Christmas swaps, sorry for the delay
But they need organising as they are in a random mess at the moment.
Well lots of blog authors have started the New Year with inspiring aims, words or ideas....... As many I do not make resolutions but have resolved to do two things. One is to slow down (a bit) and notice things and the other is to appreciate in whatever form it arrives in my life things that make me happy and bring me joy.
Well this last week I found joy when ....and noticed ...
My son for some reason has started to call me "Tiger", no one has ever called me that before and I
burst out laughing the first time and nearly squeezed the life out of him!!!!! He knows how to make his mummy happy.
Seeing for the first time a woodpecker eating from my bird feeding station.
Sitting quietly and showing the children on the internet all the birds that visit our garden. Then watching them, watching the birds with obvious interest and telling me who we have visiting today.
A new black calf arriving in the field next to us and my son naming him "Dave". Another funny for me!' The children always notice the new calves and the names they chose always make me laugh. Before we have had Digby (I still do not know where that came from as I don't remember them seeing the film about the dog) , Pansy Cake ???, Twinkle Moon and Trevor!!! to name a few, not yet a "Maria" but I expect that day will come !!!Quite a combination and always guaranteed to bring a smile to the farmer's face when Little Miss informs him!!
Not so funny, husband telling me he has arranged for out spare room to be decorated...good I thought
..until he told me I had 3 days before the man was arriving to empty it!!! Oh and I needed to
dismantle the old bed and choose the paint!!!!! I did it though and did a clear out at the same time.
Nothing like a time scale to work to, if that doesn't motivate me, nothing will!
Going to my first WI. Another funny I am the youngest by at least 20 years! Having said that everyone was friendly and inviting and we had a lady who gave us a talk on Istanbul, a bit about
Turkey in general and the carpet making there...two and a half hours flew by. I will be back.
On the craft front I am doing a bit of sewing , trying to finish a cross stitch and stitchery but am getting a bit distracted. I blame Pinterest and having time to really explore it this Christmas and I have not been alone as my dear girl spotted things too. The result, me and her having lovely play times crafting, when really I should be sorting out house things.
Our garden chap has chopped back our huge bushes at the front.....they really were a pain sprawling onto the drive and already buds are forming. He tells me this year the blooms will be a wash out but
then next year it will all have been worth it. It seems strange seeing the field over them.
So many bulbs waking up in the garden and daffs peaking out here and there...not sure they will like the forecasts of snow expected "soon" I"m told we need frost before the snowdrops and bluebells will appear, that too is. apparently on it's way. Everyone says it is mild but here the last week the heating during the day has been on (much to my DH's disapproval...his body thermostats is obviously set quite a bit higher than mine! ) . Our oil tank gauge seems to be a constant sign of interest for DH as the moment .. Working out how many litres etc are left...beyond me I'm afraid .must be a man thing!