Outside my window... wind and rain pound the windows, grey surrounds us and the sound of the wind is often unfriendly and noisy.
I am thinking...about organising my life, enjoying the best bits of it whilst giving my full committment to those area's which aren't maybe so much fun (e.g. laundry) so I'm tackling these with great gusto and a song to get them out of the way (biting the frog, I hear its called)! Thankfully we live a long way from anyone, no one can hear me squack.
I am thankful...to have the space to breathe and think, finally. Its been a really busy month at work and I need to rethink how much working I want to squeeze into one week. And, I'm thankful for fish fingers (the nice ones), which are, the food of the gods and make excellent sandwiches.
In the kitchen...sauces, casseroles, pots and pan bubbling away - the fridge is clean, the freezer is organised and the supper is cooking for several days ahead. Radio is on, the puppy gently snores at my feet.
I am wearing...are you really ready for this? I'm wearing spotty PJ's (even though its after lunch), over these I'm wearing purple sallopets, a large jumper and a woolly hat. Its freezing outside and inside! (Again, thankfully no one can see me)
I am creating..a royal mess in the chaos, but it always gets messier before it gets tidier doesn't it? Please tell me it does.
I am going...around the bend, but after that, I'm going to town to meet up with my daughter for a celebratory tea (a large piece of work is submitted) and then on to a musical in the local theatre which she's playing precussion in.
I am wondering... about the actual carbon foot print of a tomato which is home grown and one which is shop bought depending on where its from. Food miles often make me wonder and ponder. And tomatoes are often in my thoughts. I've just finished last years frozen red canonballs. I'm also wondering when the elder will ACTUALLY flower as we need more cordial.
I am reading...'The complete countryman' by Alan Titchmarsh, a nice 'guide' to traditional lost skills in the UK. [I'm also reading many gardening magazines, but to be honest they seem to be fictional in our current climate, but the pictures are pretty!]
I am hoping...I may find the bottom of my bedroom floor when I finish tidying up, I'm a messy girl.
I am looking forward to...seeing both men in my life return over the weekend, the young chap on Friday and the scruffy musician on Monday.
I am learning...taking the beast by the horns is much simplier than dithering and putting things off. Why has it taken me YEARS to figure this out. Grasp the nettle, then move on.
Around the house...the puppies are playing together, charging around the house and Radio Scotland is on the radio.
I am pondering...my holidays - two whole weeks at the start of July, we're planning an adventure of epicness. Oh, yes, I'm excited. And, when my son leaves for university in September, how will the change be for all of us?
A favourite quote for today...
|“The man that cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot”|
Andre Breton (French Poet, and co-Founder of surrealism, 1896-1966)
[It made me laugh].
One of my favorite things...a day at home working and pottering about, productive and cosy.
One of my LEAST favourite things,.....the current weather, not fun, although last week was glorious.
A peek into my day... when the weather was nice, last week, we all headed to the beach before tea - 6 wellingtons and 8 paws all plodded down to the beach. The young people (hardly children any more) chatter and the dogs stand beside them, can you spot the dogs? There are two there in the seaweed hiding from the camera.......I cherish moments like this - family time.
Thats it from us for June - hope you're enjoying yourselves whatever you're upto.
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