Gosh it seems as though it has been ages since I blogged. In fact, I looked back because I didn't know when I last posted in what is for me my "normal" way and it was the 30th of April. Although I have posted a couple of times since then it has been sporadic and a bit hit and miss in fashion. I think that is the longest "break" that I have had in my blogging since I started.
So I need to get back on the metaphorical wagon and give myself in kick in the rear to get moving again. In life as well as blogging. Although of course life has continued because it does that, but I need to get back to living it again instead of existing and lurching from one thing to the next!
To begin with I have a little update with things from my part of the world. Lady is still with us and hopefully today she will get the all clear to go home. A day that I have to say I didn't think I would see. In theory after a "walking" and "getting in and out of bed" test yesterday she is considered "well" again and can go home, but she isn't really well, and of course there is a further increase in care needs and a further decrease in health and mobility, but we continue to see another day.
Thank you all so much for your good and kind thoughts and words. They are so appreciated. I feel as though there should be some bigger words than Thank You, but they are sincerely and well meant, even if they don't quite convey how my thankful my heart is for you all. I am afraid that my brain doesn't have the capacity to find the words right now, but I hope that you know what I mean.
I don't know what the future holds for Lady, but it isn't going to be good. However, we continue and so that means two things, it is good that she is still here, but means that I will continue to lurch in and out of my "normal" life and blogging, so please bear with me! Right now lurching is better than the alternative!!
I am afraid that I rather gave up on replying to comments, for two reasons, so many of you are no reply, which I totally understand, and there were so many reply comments that I just could not get to you all. So if I didn't reply, please know that I thank you for your comments and the thoughts they contained, even if I didn't tell you all individually. Thank You!
The garden has continued to grow, hubby has been busy digging and working and we had another skip (dumpster). We have lost count of how many skips we have had now!! I will show you all of that very soon. I still have travel posts to share so I plan to get those written up and scheduled for once or twice a week so even if all else fails in my blogging ambitions we can share those together! We have booked a holiday for later in the year and I need to look forward to and plan for that as well.
I am gathering my thoughts for a proper Five On Friday this week as well, because those posts have been lacking and slacking recently as well. Thank you all for your posts last Friday and for linking up. I think that I got to visit you all, but apologies if I didn't. I am sure that many others enjoyed your post!
Crafting has sort of continued because apart from anything else I need to keep my hands busy when I am sitting so I have been tapestrying at home and crocheting when out and about - I will share in due course! Someone also suggested colouring books for grown ups to me and gosh, that has been a revelation. When you are just sitting and cannot do anything, but need to be somewhere and sat it can absorb you mind and hands in quite an amazing way! I had forgotten how much I love to colour in!!
To give you some idea, I had to go and look for my camera this morning as I didn't know where it was. I haven't taken a photo for ages, normally my camera is beside me at all times. Anyway, I found my camera and took a couple of quick snaps to give you some idea of what has been happening.
The state of my desk... Need I say more. What a mess!!!
The result of hubby's efforts, nothing to do with me at all. The slabs are just holding the membrane down right now, the path will be filled with the gravel you can see in the picture below and then slabs nicely laid on top.
The gravel - yet to be moved! - and the skip which is full of the soil hubby dug out and the remaining old and broken slabs from the old patio and path and some other rubbish - broken pots! - and things too. I need to fill it with all the cutting back I want to do in the garden and the moss that I plan to remove from the grass. Just a few more jobs then!
I decided to take my daffodil wreath down from the door and put this together. It isn't right, but it will do for now until I give it some more attention. Not too bad for the 30 to 45 seconds I (literally!) spent on this.
A bit of my colouring. Staying mostly within the lines and using every colour in my box...
The tapestry. So far one of nine squares completed. Getting there though!
Some cherries. These were from April actually, but I haven't had time to fettle my May mantel yet or to do a proper post, so this is just a sneak peek!
Finally, another sneaky peak of my piece of travelling crochet work. Another - yes, another! - mandala.
So, that is about it from me. I had planned to do a totally different post here today called The A to Z of me, having had this passed on by Lisa of Into The Glade, but this is already so long that I will continue writing and will schedule that for tomorrow instead as I doubt your eyes or brain cells can bear much more of my rambling!!
Thank you again for the kind words, good thoughts, bearing with me, still reading, being wonderful, beautiful, kind, caring and lovely people!!! All of you!!!
Oh, one more thing, I have somewhat dipped in and out of your posts even if I haven't commented. Sorry about the no comments. I hope to improve on that in the coming days! Congratulations on all of your good things, commiserations and condolences on all of your sad things, I wish I could say it all individually, but there just isn't time. Only (literally!) about 200 more blog posts to still read!
On that note I really am going now and will get on with a few things. I hope that all is well with all of you and I look forward to us chatting soon!!
p.s. yes, I said Thank You! a lot, but it is heartfelt and surely better than continually apologising right!!!