Saturday, 25 March 2017

Oh The Smell Of The Earth

Well this morning as planned I did a little weeding

Just a little

Due to a certain annoying issue!

Anyway

I smelt the Earth

You know the smell

The one that wakes you up from deep inside

Somewhere you've been slumbering all through the Winter months

So now I really don't want to be inside

Laundry is gently billowing in the breeze

Heidi and I had a most beautiful woodland walk





We took lunch with us

I brought home some twigs to hang eggs from

Once they are decorated

Something to do with The Daughters!

My mind is racing with plans

But what to do first?

The area around the patio basically has had a few bulbs chucked in it and a couple of really old rose bushes

Oh and lots of weeds

I'm contemplating removing everything once the bulbs are over and really cleaning out the soil

Hard work this year

But hopefully it would pay off in the future

Now there's a hint!

The huge arch that hubby made me a couple of years ago was just plonked down

It needs levelling

And loving

Maybe the solar lights reinstated up it

And now that I've smelt the Earth I'm up for the challenge

Hope you're all enjoying some beautiful weather

Blessings J. x





 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Subluxation

Also known as

OUCH

Subluxation

A partial dislocation of the shoulder

As I said

OUCH

Actually I've been muttering a few other unprintable expletives

Lots of things waiting to be done

I need to heal

And I don't think it's going to be in five minutes flat

And how I thought that continuing to play skittles was a good idea I'll never know

It wasn't

Nay mind

I'm rather looking forward to the clocks going forward

Lighter evenings

Extra walks

More steps

A little more weight off

Hopefully

So what tomorrow will bring I'm not quite sure

If it's warm enough a spot of left handed weeding

Laundry

Baking

Walking

Time alone will tell

Blessings J. x



Thursday, 23 March 2017

Why?

Why?

No words to explain

No powers to understand

No patience for those who wish to harm others

Just why?

Blessings J. x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

It's Spring...So I'm Told

The Spring Equinox is past

We're rolling now to the longest day

I'm not sure why our clocks don't go forward at Ostara

And why is Easter not the same time as Ostara

Religious politics maybe

I know I now wake to the sound of the dawn chorus

And am ready for bed fairly early

Maybe next week I'll feel more in tune with the clock

Today I feel really shattered

A slightly sore throat has been rumbling along for about three weeks

It's cold but I am reluctant to light the woodburner this early

The cupboards are fairly full but with ingredients not prepared morsels

I think some good music will be in order to encourage me to mould myself around the kitchen area today and produce some eats for the cavemen

For now though I await the arising of youngest

I need her to strap up my shoulder

It kind of popped out yesterday afternoon

It hasn't been strapped for about a week

Obviously showering Heidi took its toll

Ouch

Actually I think I will light the fire

No fun in being cold

The first of about a zillion hoops has been successfully hopped through

Not without difficulty though

Several more to go yet though

Hopefully by the end of the year I will have good news to share

Blessings J. x



Sunday, 19 March 2017

All By Myself

Another Sunday finds me all by myself once again

I gave permission for hubby to go on yet another tractor run

Youngest and her caveman are visiting Sonshine

So

Have I moped

Nope

Fire is lit

Super shop from Booker has been fetched and portioned

Large pack of chicken breasts and bargain box of noodles all vacuum sealed

Budget transactions updated

Logs in

Dog tired out

Not a speck of housework done yet

But I'm not feeling guilty in the slightest

Nothing fancy being prepared for tea

Pate on toast sounds good

Blessings J. x


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Just How Much

Mending and making do

But how much is decent

Hubby has a problem in a delicate area

Repeatedly!

The crotch in his work trousers is constantly in need of repair

I don't quite know the intricacies of what causes this wear and tear

But I'm wondering if the botched repair I've executed today is a stitch too far

After all

I wouldn't want any chafing in that department

I'd never hear the last of it!

Another two pairs of my woolly tights have also seen yet more stitchwork

Every extra days wear has to count for something surely

Talk of the devil

He's just returned to the fold for an afternoon of rugby watching

I'm sitting tight in my chair basking in lamplight

And the fire is trying to burn

Albeit not very well in this wild wet weather

Blessings J. x


 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Now Known As

Mum's Boiled Fruit Cake

-

4oz each currants, raisins, & sultanas

25 glacé cherries (halved)

2oz mixed peel

6oz soft brown sugar

4oz butter

1/2 pint milk

1/2 tsp bicarb

1 tsp mixed spice

2oz walnuts

Place all above ingredients in a saucepan and allow to come gently to the boil.

Keep boiling for five minutes.

Leave to cool slightly.

Stir in 3 beaten eggs and 12oz self raising flour.

Place mixture in a greased and lined tin.

Ensure all mixture is removed from pan with a spoon, and that spoon is licked clean!

Baking...

Fan oven 150C for 40 then 140C for 30 mins

Conventional oven 160C for 40 then 150C for 30 mins

Best left for a week to mature...but this hardly ever happens!

Blessings J. x