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.