Saturday, 24 June 2017

Sweet.

The rest of the country South of here still seems to be basking in warm,sunny weather.   Here it is a typical Northern Summer day - cool, overcast, breezy.   So on my usual drive into town to buy a Guardian, followed by a walk down to Givendale wood with Tess on the way back, I needed an anorak as well as my usual things - handbag, stick, dog lead, scarf in case it rained (looked as though it would).    But the walk was very pleasant - especially so as the Cow Parsley has now finished and in its place the Lane is lined with Meadow Sweet; the beautiful smell is almost overpowering.
The walk was made more pleasant by the fact that yesterday the doctor gave me some tablets (I have a built-in resistance to taking tablets, but she finally persuaded me to give them a try) to combat my shaking.   I come from a family of shakers and, apparently, this condition does occur in 
families.   As I get older I shake more, so that on some days I can;t carry a cup of tea - and my handwriting becomes illegible.   Anyway, enough of that.

Rachel's post gave me pleasure today because she put on some family photographs and they reminded me of happy times years ago with my family.   I just got up to take a photograph of my favourite snap of my brother, my sister and I together so that I could put it here, only to remember that it is one of the things I have packed.

Another thing which has given me pleasure in Blogland today is that Heather (Ragged Old Blogger) has posted for the first time since April. She too is moving house and her position is exactly like mine -  makes it easier when someone else is suffering the same stalemate doesn't it? 

Another week-end passes, another two boxes to pack - all will be well, common sense will prevail and the day will come when I am settled in my new abode with my memories of our twenty four happy years together.   My mantra.   Enjoy your week-end.

 

24 comments:

thelma said...

"common sense will prevail and the day will come when I am settled in my new abode with my memories of our twenty four happy years together."

Positive message to yourself and all of us. All us bloggers can do is follow and encourage along the way, really envy your walk along to the wood, especially the meadowsweet which I love. Xxx

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Do you find the medication helps with the shaking? I hope it works for you. Your walk sounds lovely. I'm trying to imagine how far you are from your destination. -Jenn

Derek Faulkner said...

I'd love to be agreeing with you Pat, but here in North Kent where I live, we are currently having to endue heavy grey skies and a lowering of temperatures and I for one rue the passing of the recent beautiful summer weather that we remember with fondness from our youth in the good old days.
Good to see you sounding so much more relaxed about life and good to see Tess providing an active part of it. Nature is all the religion that we need, it always soothes and balances us.

donna baker said...

Have a wonderful weekend Pat. The walk sounds so soothing.

Librarian said...

You are so brave and positive!
As for the weather, my sister-in-law in Ripon texted me earlier today about arrangements for my upcoming Yorkshire holiday. I mentioned what hot summery weather we'd been having and she said the same as you, overcast and windy, but "perfect for hanging out the washing" - always seeing something positive in every aspect, that is so much like her.

Mac n' Janet said...

I too hate taking medication, but sometimes you just have to give in. Have a peaceful weekend.

Joanne Noragon said...

Today I will sew and listen to a book on tape, until I must leave to help the new clerk for the township learn her job. For a month I get up in the morning with nothing to do. I cannot say I like it.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Nice and warm "down south" in Sheffield today but a bit breezy.

Shakers - The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing?

Agatha said...

I have admired your blog for some time. I admire your honesty, common sense, compassion and resilience and you always make me think about something in a more profound way. Thank you for all you share and especially the last few months.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Do we have meadowsweet here I wondered? anything smelling sweet? So I had to look it up - Prefers damp meadowland it said. So I don't think we do have any around - we are too dry.
You will get moved in the end, but solicitors etc seem to work exceedingly slowly nowadays. November to March from the smallholding to Ipswich and October to end February from Ipswich to here and they ought to have been straight forward!
Did you mention which poetry you read at your group last week?, did I miss reading?
So many questions!
Have a good Sunday and a nice meal.

Iris said...

You're a good soul!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lots of heartening things above - so thank you for them all.
Sue - I can't remember what I read at Poetry - I think it was a pieceof prose from
Roger Deakin's Walnut Tree Farm, R S Thomas's Cynnddylan on his Tractor and a poem by Sophi Hannah. How quickly we forget!
Thanks Agatha for the kind things you say - I went to your site to chat to you but you don't appear to have a blog post.

Treey Stynes said...

Hi I read your blog today. It was very good.

angryparsnip said...

Your mantra is perfect.

cheers, parsnip

wherethejourneytakesme said...

I love your little walks down the lane - Cow Parsley is one of my favourites. Going down into Derbyshire then up to North Yorkshire and over to South West Scotland it is amazing how the wild flowers differ on the verges. In Derbyshire there is a mass of wild blue geraniums which I never see in Scotland. The Foxgloves have been tremendous this year too.

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

I know its a bit late but I hope you have a great weekend too.

Alphie Soup said...

Having a computer keyboard overcomes the shaking hand, for which I am sure all your readers are truly grateful.

Alphie

Frances said...

I would be interested to know if those tablets help your shaking. My husband has the same problem and I think it is getting worse. He also is averse to tablets, but if it gets much worse he might have to consider it. We shall be passing through Yorkshire tomorrow , on the A1 , on our way to Northumberland for a week. Can you please arrange some half decent weather!

Heather said...

I love cowparsley and meadowsweet. It used to grow in the hedgerows in the paddock at the back of our previous home. I hope your new tablets reduce the shaking for you. So far, today's job list consists of clean the mower and pack two more boxes. We also serve who only stand and wait! Well, sit and wait - I'm not good at standing.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am a WH Davies fan too Heather so your reminder of the quote has cheered me up!
Frances - weather quite nice today - I will try to arrange for it to remain so but the forecast for the next couple of days is not too good.
Thanks to you all.

Elizabeth said...

I did not know you had ‘a familial tremble’ - both my mother and uncle had one too. I bet it is of ‘idiopathic origin’ - medical speak for ‘haven’t a clue’! I do hope the tablets help. When little friends came to tea with me a thousand years ago, poor Mum was affectionately known as “Mrs.Wobblyhand”….
Yes, I look forward to hearing you are settled in your new house - a bittersweet move I’m sure.

Frances said...

Dear Weaver, yesterday afternoon I began trying to get caught up on wonderful blogs that I have been neglecting for weeks. Somehow, reading your posts in chronological order I only got as far as June 15, and left you a comment there. I am glad to have continued my reviewing this Sunday morning while the air is still sort of cool, and to have had so many more of your posts to read.

Once again, I thank you for the privilege of being able learn so much about your Yorkshire life. xo

Fairtrader said...

Lovely post, Pat. I for one can imagine walking beside you and Tess and enjoy the scenery. You are coping with life and taking help where you need it, that is a good sign! I imagine that strenght, good friends, being persistent and having a good sense of humour, helps. Faith is also a good thing and the fact that you had 24 wonderful years that you carry in your heart, is hopeful. You are wise and I have great pleasure in reading your posts. I will pop over to Rachel, pictures are always a treat. I for one need cheering up right now and I really have to take some time here!! Blessings!! I have to look that sweet smelling plant up, urgently, what can it be??? Thank God for online translation!!

Gwil W said...

Invictus!