Where did the time go?
Did it evaporate?
Am I lost in a time warp?
I have been a busy bee, flitting from room to room. Moving things, some have moved right out of the house.
The sunshine and warm days have meant longer and slower walks and lots of garden time.
Washing pegged out in the warm bright air, windows and doors flung wide open. All conspire to make the whole house smell so fresh.
We now have storm Freya lurking in the wings, making ready to cause chaos with heavy rain and strong wind.
But, right now it is just a bit breezy, the sun is shining and the garden is a warm and welcoming place to be.
I hope to get out there soon, just have to do a bit more of that housewifey stuff first.
I will be totally honest here, I have done more housework in the past 2 weeks than possibly the past 2 years. That is probably a slight exaggeration, but that is how it feels.
What is very strange is that, once over the shock to my system, I am quite liking it. Perhaps I am coming down with a virus.
I do make a daily list of things that I want to achieve, without it I would just potter about aimlessly and get nothing done. I shopped yesterday and that is is for a week. It was not particularly large but I did stock up the medicine cabinet, I will need to make a proper list for that ready for the next shop.
Dog stuff filled a bag, they needed shampoo, cream for Ben's dry patches as well as food and tooth chews. I know that Vet's say they are a waste of money but both dogs enjoy them, and so important for Herbie they contain very few calories.
Ben has never had a weight problem but Herbie, like me, only has to look at a dish of food and get fatter. He is so active that it is really a pity but it is what it is and we deal with it.
I picked up a huge bag of Coriander, reduced by 2/3rds to 85P. It went in 2 recipes (and I was generous with it) and a load was chopped and frozen. It freezes very well, I store it in a rigid plastic box and use it straight from the freezer.
I have started 2 projects with my yarn haul from Tuesday, both in their infancy, as soon as there is enough to see I will share.
Apart from all of that I can think of little to write today, my mind is in the garden I think.
We had a Green Thai Curry with Sticky Jasmine Rice, it was okay but I felt that I should have put more ginger and lemon grass in.
Tonight we are having a crustless quiche, stuffed with lots of veg and the end of a pack of St Augur cheese, some of the Coriander and some fresh mint from the garden.
I think that is it for now, back to the job list and then, fingers crossed, the garden. I have some purple primroses to go in the window box, once the winter pansies have been removed.
I hope that you are all keeping well, in spite of the variations in the weather. There have been some real extremes out there.
Snow yesterday here on the east coast of the US. Snow last night. And another storm tomorrow...!ReplyDelete
I do not like the amount of snow that we get here, I can scarcely imagine those quantities.Delete
Hey Pam, make the most of the good weather while it lasts. It's funny how the first rays of sunshine have me emptying cupboards and washing windows... It must be a sickness associated with the shock of a few days without rain or drizzle. Have a lovely weekend. xReplyDelete
it was lovely, if a bit wet and windy.Delete
down in the south west weathers starting to pick up a bit now, wind starting to build but not raining yet!ReplyDelete
We had lots of wind but the rain was not as heavy as I expected.Delete
It sounds like you've been a busy bee. I think it's the good weather, I've had washing drying on the line, and even got up to date with washing Archie's bedding and towels while I could get it dried outdoors. It's quite gusty here and more to come, I hear. Definitely a change in the weather.ReplyDelete
The sun brings out the washer woman in me. I search the house for anything that I can class as grubby.Delete
Storm Freya hit this afternoon but not as bad as expected but no ferries.ReplyDelete
There were loads of Gulls in the valley so I expect it was rough on the coast.Delete
Freya seems to have just arrived here in the East Midlands 6.20pm. I've moved my hanging baskets to the greenhouse just in case and folded the rotary line down.ReplyDelete
I tucked every possible movable object away in sheltered spots. Now I have to put it all back.Delete
Sounds as if you kind of enjoyed your "virus", can you send it my way please.ReplyDelete
Cold here again after two days of nicer weather. Polar vortex seems to have hit the prairies of Canada once again.
Sorry Jackie, I need to cling onto my virus for as long as possible.Delete
Sun, rain, wind... we've had it all today. Suns back out now so i'm off for a walk to drop off a birthday card to a chap from the community garden as its his 70th tomorrow, that'll bump up my step count for the day.ReplyDelete
We are having that sort of weather today, a little bit of everything.Delete