11 October 2019

Daybook



Outside my window it is dry, hurrah, it feels like it has rained all week here, last night it sounded like someone was hosing my windows the rain was so hard.

I am thinking about my mum, she has a lot on her plate at the moment some of which I wish I could wave a wand and make easier for her.  It will all be sorted soon and then we can all breathe out.

We have all spend time with our friends this week I am thankful we have these lovely people in our lives.

In my kitchen it is rather messy, there are bowls of butter beans, nuts and seeds soaking on the side in readiness for cooking today and tomorrow, there is a big pile of washing up from breakfast, dinner  (we are having a picnic today) and hummus making, there are also a few bits and pieces drying on the side from yesterdays crafting.

My knitting needles are busy once again now that the weather has cooled, I am creating a cardigan for my nephew and a tunic for Alice.

It is Friday which means I am going into the local town later to do my weekly shop and take Cameron and Alice swimming with a group of their friends.

I am wondering about some things I was told yesterday about someone I have known for years, it explains some behaviour towards Cameron but is not by any means an excuse to treat him as he has been.

My parents came up for a visit a month or so ago and bought with them a big pile of books for us, we often swop books in this way, I am working my way through them.  Currently I am reading The Lunar Men by Jenny Aglow, a interesting read about a group of men who formed the Lunar Society during the Industrial Revolution.

We are heading up to Scotland next week to stay with friends, I am looking forward to some family time and of course catching up with friends we rarely see as they live so far away.

Around the house it is remarkably tidy at the moment, we had a group of friends over yesterday for the day, our monthly craft group meet up, it is amazing the effect visitors have on the state of my house!

What you resist, persists is a favourite quote at the moment as I try to make sense of some of the things going on in my life right now.

We have several birthdays coming up in the next month so I have a few plans for presents to make and gift.

As it it Friday, I am pondering things to do this weekend, I have various jobs I need to do in readiness for our time away.

I have started to listen to a TED talk every morning whilst I potter in the kitchen making breakfast and sorting food for the day, I am learning so much in these interesting and inspiring videos.

I am wearing a blue needlecord dress with a dandelion seed head print and navy leggings, I am still not wearing socks in the house, preferring instead to go barefoot.

I am listening to Caillou en Fran├žais on You Tube our Friday morning listening whilst our French group is having a break this term, we are keeping up with our learning.

A peek into my day.

14 comments:

  1. I have been scrolling through your Daybook entries and loving the format. What a great way, using prompts of telling your everyday life. I must get into those Ted talks, always inspiring and impressed with your French studies. Hope things with your mum sorts itself out and you have a lovely break in Scotland. B x

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    1. Thank you! I remember when I first came across this idea, somewhere on the web, I too thought what a lovely way to tell people about the everyday. I love writing these posts and try and do one at least once a month.

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  2. I hope things are soon resolved for your mum, it's a worry when our loved ones have too much on their plate, only natural that you wish you could take some of the burden off her. I'm still in bare feet too, in fact I'm still in sandals when I go out, but the weather is just too cold now, I think the socks and boots will be out very shortly. Enjoy your time in Scotland, how lovely to spend time with family and friends.

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    1. Wow, still in sandals you are brave! I am in shoes without socks but I don't think I could manage sandals. Thank you for your kind words about my mum, it is true that we worry about loved ones and want to make things easier for them. I am hoping in the coming weeks that things will ease somewhat.

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  3. loved seeing what you are thinking about - hope your mom's stuff sorts out quickly!! I like that you are watching TED talks - I should give it a try.

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    1. Thank you Karen. I have been a sporadic listener/watcher of TED Talks for a while now and wanted to make it more of a habit. I too hope my Mum's stuff is sorted soon, it is a worry.

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  4. I've loved this little peek in to your day. I do hope your mind is soon at ease in regards to your mum's situation and you can relax and enjoy your break in Scotland. X

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I am really looking forward to going away, it is just we all need right now.

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  5. Love this idea of having a template to fill in. It is always interesting to see what other people's days are filled with though I fear mine are filled with nothing a lot of the time as I don't seem to have achieved much at the end of many days - age related no doubt! Thanks for your kind comment on my recent post.

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    1. I don't believe you will have achieved nothing, it doesn't have to be something that can be measured. Sitting resting IS achieving something!

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  6. Have a lovely time in Scotland. It's good to have a break away. I hope everything is ok with your Mum. My own Mum is having a bad time of it at the moment, being older is something I'm not looking forward to. :(

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    1. It is good to have a break, this is one that I am really looking forward to. I am sorry to hear that your Mum is having a difficult time of it too, I do hope that eases for you both soon.

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  7. Prayers for your mum. I hope the break away does you good :-). Your day book is a lovely read and a reminder to look for the little things xx

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    1. Thank you so much, hope you are all keeping well too x

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