Saturday, 8 October 2016

A Long List but a few ticks.

 

The farmer is walking today with The Wensleydale Society so I am here alone (well Tess is here of course).   I have a long list of 'Jobs to do' but so far I have only done two and a bit.   You forget how much slower you get as you age.

I have baked a fruit cake for my son and his wife to take on holiday - they will not get it until the day they go because, like his father before him, once he knows there is a fruit cake in the tin he has to have a piece.  I have also cleaned out the remaining two drawers in the kitchen so now I have cleaned and tidied all of them (and in the process found one or two things I thought I had lost.)

Having taken Tess for her lunch time walk I felt in need of a sit down so thought now was the time to write a post - and at the same time complete job number three which was to order my niece's Christmas present on line.   That completed I can tick if off on my present list.

And speaking of ticking things off - if I make a list I get
a great deal of pleasure from that tick which says 'done it'.   Do you?

The drawers I have cleaned out this morning are in our old Welsh dresser, which stands along one wall of the kitchen.   The back houses some of my collection of Portmeirion plates and the drawers and cupboards house my cutlery and china.  Interestingly, this piece of furniture has been made from something else.   I don't know what but I have taken a photograph of the inside of one of the cupboard doors to give you some idea of what I mean.  It has stood along this wall ever since the farmer can remember and he is 73, so where it came from and what it was before is anybody's guess, but it has a 'churchy' feel about it don't you think?   I imagine it could tell some stories about the past.

I am off now to do my next job, which is a sitting-down one - I intend to do the menus for my friends' week end visit in a fortnight and a shopping list to go with it.   This will make life at the time much easier.

 Sorry that the pictures didn't appear; someone called just as I finished writing the post and I switched the computer off, intending to return and put them on after my visitor had gone.
An hour, and several cups of tea later, I forgot all about them.   They have arrived at the top of the post but sorry about that - at least you can see them now.

19 comments:

Tom Stephenson said...

Can't see the photo, Weave.

Derek Faulkner said...

Nor can I.
I do hope that in around 15 years time that I have the enthusiasm and energy that you have. You really are quite remarkable.

Rachel said...

I can't plan a meal for the day I am on let alone two weeks hence. I have to shop in the afternoon because I cannot plan for the evening meal in the morning. I will imagine the cupboard of the 1940s.

Heather said...

I often make myself a 'job list', especially when I feel a bit overwhelmed by the number of things I need to put on it. I find it enormously satisfying to tick them off as they get done, and that inspires me to keep going.
Your son is not the only man who cannot be trusted to leave a cake alone!
Looking forward to seeing the photo of your cupboard.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I am big list maker. I love the satisfaction of crossing things off. Lists are never complete, however, because there is always something else to add. I'd love to see the cupboard. Maybe next post. -Jenn

angryparsnip said...

I used to make list but then got out of the habit. I make weekly lists in my head but I am becoming forgetful. Plus the weeks goes by so fast for me. I can't keep up.
So now I have been using my day/month scheduler more and leaving note for me on my kitchen door !

cheers, parsnip

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Tidying is my bete noir, I run so much and do many energetic thinngs, tidying seems terribly unappealing

Joanne Noragon said...

I am 73 and make lists to tick off. My granddaughter is 14 and makes lists she crosses off on completion. There is no age limit.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I lived by a list during my career as a teacher and then administrator. I still make lists; it is almost a way of life with me. I think they make you a reliable person somehow. I live with furniture too that belonged to Hubby's parents so are older than him and he is 77. I love them. Good luck with ticking off all your chores.

Lisa said...

Do not see the pic and would love to - thanks! L.

Cro Magnon said...

Yes, the dresser door is certainly a mystery.

I am a list maker. Mostly they are for shopping, but also for long term seasonal projects. As you say, ticking off jobs completed is very satisfying.

Sue said...

Definitely a list maker and giant ticks! Love fruit cake with a piece of crumbly Wensleydale cheese.

Librarian said...

No photo visible for me, either.
Lists - I love them! Sometimes it's enough for me to get this satisfactory feeling when the tasks I set myself are only on a list in my mind, but seeing them on paper, for instance in my diary, and ticking them off is really, really nice.

Rachel said...

I have never made a list in my life. And to your teacher reader here, I am a very reliable person in spite of this. Good day.

Heather said...

Thank you for the photos. There is nothing new about recycling - generations have been practicing it and your dresser doors could have be reclaimed from a school or church cupboard. Wonderful that this piece of furniture is still being used and loved. The man who made it did a fine job.

thelma said...

I would make the guess that the inside of the cupboard is the boxed end of a church pew, there must have been quite a few made redundant in the 'restoration' of churches in Victorian times.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks. I think youe suggestions are spot on and fit in nicely with the time scale.

Terry and Linda said...

I always seem to have a long list and never really get it all done. But everything is still there the next day...waiting for me, so I don't dispair!

Linda

Bovey Belle said...

A nice piece of furniture anyway Pat, for all it may have been mix-and-match from other bits. It could be that the door panels come from a coffer, as there are plenty of coffers with that sort of design on the edge, church or otherwise. In the past people used what they had to hand to make the furniture they needed. Worm and damp destroyed the integrity of many pieces, so the good bits would be made up into something else.

I love your Portmeirion collection btw.