… is always a good place to start, especially for a journey.
Things are happening in my life that are stressful – in the words of the well known “Serenity Prayer” …
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
… well I know I cannot change the stressful things directly – they are caused by other peoples’ decisions; decisions that those other people have the right and choice to make. Some of those stresses will naturally dissolve away – others will have a significant impact on my future and in the long term they are probably a positive outcome for me – but getting to the outcome is the stressful bit. Read More…
For the second day running I am writing not knowing whether I will be able to post this for you. I don’t know if it is my computer or the wordpress servers (certainly I am getting server errors and yet no other websites are a problem).
This first picture is just showing you some existing upcycling in the garden with the cobbles and channelled bricks making a path and a patio. The second picture is my current upcycling project – I am rebuilding the “square foot” veggie garden using the discarded soffit boards – these are UPVC so will not rot – although in time they may split?
I am going to leave it there although I have other things to tell you because I don’t want to spend time typing it all out and then not be able to post it or lose it. Please bear with me the next few days if posts don’t appear.
…swallow … swallow … swallow … swallow …
Yes five swallows!
Mum and Dad brought their three bairns to say hello this morning …
And the day ended with another wildlife extravaganza courtesy of Pup … who decided that Huff needed a playdate …
I knew as soon as I went out into the gloaming that Pup had the hedgehog on the lawn. So he has carried it up from the end of the garden and was rolling it round on the grass.
Poor Huff was not a very happy hedgehog. Pup was brought in and out I went with the supermarket shopper to collect him and reroute him. Pup did leave him when h was allowed back out and told to come away. I actually think this might have been Huff Sr – it seemed bigger than last week!
It has been a horrid week in many ways – the weather has been all over the place and I have had a migraine hanging on in the background – possibly related to the pressure of the thundery weather. Yesterday I just reached the overload point and I just could not sit long enough to do the blog post.
Today has brought violent thunderstorms including some right over the house which made the front porch shake – I have things crossed that that is it resolved.
I didn’t think to make a picture of it but I posted a card that I made today – my Mum and Dad are celebrating their Golden wedding anniversary tomorrow – well done and congratulations to them.
Then I had the nightmare of having to make a good photo of me – I’ll tell you more about why over the weekend.
Now I am about to fold up for the night and try and finally sleep off the migraine …
So it has been a better puter day today and mostly it has kept working. We have had another day of dreichness – but no more storms and it has started to get very stuffy again! I have several strategically placed insect bites which are driving my batty and then I have Pup!
Pup has just been caught digging his way down under – the Roos disappeared as I went out with the camera and I just managed to hauled Pup back before he set off on his very own yellow brick road to see the Wizard of Oz!! You’ll be telling me flying monkeys really exist in a minute? So I have refilled the crater and admonished the little black furball and at least today there has been nothing alive for him to pick up and take away!
Yesterday I managed to get some nice pictures – which I then couldn’t upload with my technical glitches so here they are:
I had better go and check on the digger – he has disappeared back outside again …
… and it is already tomorrow and I am tired and grumpy and there is lightning outside … so I am going to quit and tidy this up tomorrow. The red dangly things are no more – the birds have eaten them and Pup has picked up a decent size toad and is now fixated on finding it again … and why? well do you think having 666 drafts in my gmail might have been a factor … arrrrghhh!
Found under the clematis bush this morning … available for re-siting if preferred!