Hi everyone, how are you all on this sunny Friday afternoon? Heck, I can’t think of a thing to write. The sun is shining, that’s a start. There’s a family of grey butcher birds outside my window, a mamma and a papa feeding their two babies. They have the prettiest song, and they sing their hearts out all day long.
Gosh, I’ve been sitting here for two and a half hours writing, deleting, writing, deleting. It’s been a difficult few weeks and I’ve almost reached the end of my capacity to deal with our neighbour. This week was particularly bad but today I’ve managed to shake the doom a little and I’m finding joy in the small things.
Small things plus 1970’s disco. Yep, I’ve rediscovered 70’s disco. There’s nothing like putting on your headphones and cranking up the volume when a lunatic is threatening to do heinous things to you. I’m serious, just call me John Travolta!
Am I sewing? Designing new projects? Heck yes! They just aren’t ready yet. Let’s draw a line under 2020 and begin again in 2021 shall we. I’m dusting the cobwebs off the Christmas tree this weekend and I’m tinselling up the place. Hey I think I’m sounding a bit defiant here aren’t I? I’m so damn angry this man has tortured us for so long, that he thinks he has the RIGHT to do so. Grrr. I’m taking back my life one tiny bit at a time! When I can use my front door again we’ll celebrate!
My cactus are putting on a beautiful show right now and cheering me up no end. I must move them out of the full sun before it gets really hot. A lot of cactus get sunburnt and die, something I’ve learned the hard way over the years.
We rescued a cute, adorably happy little doggo this week. This little fella escaped his backyard during a noisy storm and ended up on a very busy, multi lane intersection. He nearly got squished a couple of times before we got him in the car. He was the dog version of Spud. He even liked having his butt scratched the same way as Spud does LoL. Everything ended happily, with pup and owner reunited.
Do you remember us digging up our mature lemon tree (beginning of August) and transplanting it to the other side of the yard? Well it was touch and go there for a while; months of me babying it along, talking to it, and hoping it would bounce back from it’s transplant shock.
Look LEAVES! After almost four months it’s finally forgiven me and is sprouting new, healthy growth. I was so excited when it burst into leaf this week!!! Also look at that bare dirt, that’s what a couple of years worth of drought and a rogue scrub turkey does.
The gazanias we planted have also burst into bloom. I normally kill these things – they are supposed to be hardy but in my hands they turn up their toes and turn to mulch. I’m extraordinarily pleased at their growth. Small things.
Well everyone, I hope your coming week is a happy one with lots of sewing, coffee, and cookies (and maybe some 70’s disco?) to keep you busy and content. Remember…
Don’t blame it on the sunshine,
Don’t blame it on the moonlight,
Don’t blame it on good times,
Blame it on the boogie!
Much love to all, toni xx