Sunday, 2 January 2022

Good Morning.od

 Good morning friends.   Looks as though this is the last day of this unseasonably warm weather.   So far today the sky is a mixture of heavy black clouds and bright blue sky; which will 'win' is anybody's guess.  So while the sun shines I shall go and sit in it and read the paper and do the crossword - back later to make conversation - if I have anything to say.

Not a bad day but too windy for a walk.   Nobody has rung, nobody has rung the doorbell, but on the plus side I have got one or two useful jobs done.   I took my sixty or so cards down - they kept falling down and I needed to dust; I spray-polished the furniture to smarten it up at bit (Book Group here in the morning - only four of us, masked and well ventilated and spaced; )watered the Poinsettia (anyone who wishes to know the trick for keeping them alive  it is never  let  their feet sit in water and only water them when they ask for it);  put away the token decorations I had put up; and that is about it really.

All had to be done in time for Around the world in 80 days (two back-to-back episodes this evening) which followed a very heartening Country File about our young people.   I am so enjoying the Jules Verne.    Anyone else watching it?

Now it is half past nine.   I shall go and make a hot drink and have an early night - it is so easy to get side tracked I find at bedtime.  Especially since my dear farmer is no longer here (5  years in March) - what I miss most is that bedtime cuddle and chat over the days events - there is usually something happened on a farm.   Until tomorrow......






21 comments:

Barbara Anne said...

Sweet dreams, Pat! You remain an inspiration.

Hugs!

The bike shed said...

New year, new resolutions, some to be kept; others to be broken. I rather like the ritual actually and am not cynical about the turn of the year as a marker of times old and new.
More broadly, I am writing tonight to a selection of my favourite blogs to wish their authors a happy new year and say thanks for reading and commenting on mine. What a troublesome twelve months it has been - not a period I would hope to repeat. Let's wish instead for brighter times to inspire and inform the words that we share. Thank you for yours this year.
Mark

Heather said...

It is so satisfying to have a day when lots of jobs get done. I've had a busy day too, but have spoken to no-one except myself! However, it does mean no interruptions or side-tracking lovely though they are.

Susan said...

Like you, I neatened and put away all the Christmas cards as well as dismantled the trees. Everything is put away until next Christmas. It rained all day today and stayed around 50 degrees. The dampness makes it feel much colder but my house is cozy.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Pat,
We too had warm days and today rain and at the moment heavy thunder with rain.
Hoping the painters can continue tomorrow to finally finish our exterior.
Sure you miss your cuddle time at bedtime and the day's review on the farm.
But our souls never die, your love is still near you and you still can talk, even if you can't hear him.
Big hugs,
Mariette

Brenda said...

Happy New Year. I enjoy your blog.

Debby said...

I know what you mean, the talking as you are falling asleep. I would miss it terribly as well.

Joanne Noragon said...

I have the same problem with bed time. I must get up and moving tomorrow!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

You managed to tick some important tasks off your list. I am certain that Christmas cards are so much more important in your part of the world. Sixty cards! Most people my age have stopped cards altogether. It is so much more expensive now, as well. Have a cozy night! -Jenn

Cro Magnon said...

I watched 1½ episodes yesterday. I very much enjoyed the 'Moroccan Souk' scenes; I thought they were beautifully done. But there was a lot of rather tedious 'in-fill', with lots of gasping and views of open desert. I'm afraid I became tired of it, and went off to do other things. However, I SHALL watch again next week in hope that things move a little faster. DT acts well.

Mary said...

We've taken the decorations, cards, outdoor wreaths and flood lights etc. Quite a nice load of cards, though a few were missing this year so hope those long distance friends are doing OK. The postage was so high - don't buy square cards - they cost an arm and leg to mail. I certainly learnt a lesson this time around!!!!
Started watching Around The World in 80 Days tonight - just episode 1. Not sure I will continue, a bit slapstick, unless it gets better next week!
Hugs - Mary

Librarian said...

No carer for you at the moment, Pat?
Wow - 60 cards! I have not counted mine but I guess there are about 20-25, several of them coming from blogging friends whom I will possibly never meet in person.
For me, the 6th is the traditional day to put away all Christmas things, and as I am at O.K.‘s until then, nothing will be happening in my flat for the next few days.
It‘s been a very mild and windy day yesterday, good for a somewhat muddy hike of about 4 hours in the Black Forest. Wetter and colder weather is forecast from today on.

thelma said...

Another day dawns as we slide into the New Year. Lots of things to look forward to Pat.

gz said...

Good morning!
It is rather grey and damp here, not condusive to getting in with anything.
Our local garden centre advised us about our Poinsettia..water when dry from the top with tepid water, and as you say never let it have soggy feet! Then prune it hard in July to have the red bracts and wee flowers by next Christmas I think if more people learnt of its other name..the Mexican Christmas flower..it might help!

A Smaller Life said...

Anyone who would like to know a sure fire way to kill a Poinsettia ... leave your hubby in charge of it for a month while you go away to a caravan. He didn't even notice that it was a shrivelled up brown thing on the window sill just to the left of where he washed the pots every day!!

I was gutted as it was over two years old and was my pride and joy as the first one I had managed to keep alive way past Christmas by following the garden centres detailed instructions, similar to yours.

Tom Stephenson said...

My mother would buy a poinsettia every Christmas which would die a few weeks later. I hated them. I bet you do miss your end of day chats with your farmer. Happy New Year Weave.

Tasker Dunham said...

I know what you mean about finding things to do at bedtime. We used to say that going to bed was the same as going to work because that's all you think about in the morning. So putting off going to bed is putting off going to work. The habit lasts even after you no longer have to go to work.

Rachel Phillips said...

Blue skies and stiff breeze here. Perfect for washing day. I go to bed when I'm ready. I have no idea what Tasker is talking about.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Interesting theory Tasker and I must say it makes a bit more sense now I have been long retired.Mary - I have now watched episoes two three and am enjoying it.

Thank you all for another year of brightening my blog with your posts.

Ellen D. said...

I have almost all of the decorations put away. Just a few more to finish up. You did a good job of keeping yourself busy. It is very cold here so I will stay inside. I have a virtual exercise class and I need to vacuum. Not too thrilling but that's okay!

Melinda from Ontario said...

It's sunny with blue skies here. I'm enjoying the sun pouring over my shoulder as I type. I bet you miss the farmer and those evening chats as you settle into sleep. I've spent my entire life longing for farm life. I live in a cozy suburban house where I grow fruit, vegetables and flowers. I barely have a patch of grass left. In my own way, I brought the country to me. Even so, I will probably always wonder what life would have been like had my husband and I chosen a rural setting in which to live. I still day dream about a barn, fields, chickens, and of course, happy farm cats.