Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sometimes it's the little things

Reading the odd, just-by-chance article can make the biggest difference, sometimes.  That little article has inspired me to re-work this little blog.  To settle it in to a more definite form, as it were.  The next 2 weeks will see photos on Wednesday (nothing earth shattering to begin with, just projects that I am working on), sharing others words of wisdom on Tuesdays,  & the occasional cat photo on Fridays.  Thursday is still to be reserved for growing things, but is on hiatus (see earlier post) :/

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June sucks.

Although May was a little iffy, this month of June is horrendous.  Nothing else can describe it.   The one think that I was looking forward to this year was a garden, & the chances to work with new herbs & cookery.  However, the weather was so muggy & hot where I have space to start seeds (have the past 2 years successfully)  that 1/3 of the seeds molded to start.  Then,  when I did have extra cash to add a fence to keep out soninlaws' large dog, I was told not to as said dog was going to be re-homed with an owner who had the energy to match Rileys'.      Which didn't happen. So now I needed containers, packing peanuts (for drainage), soil, etc.  It looked like this would happen, but, the person who was helping me with this process decided that, as gardens aren't her thing, she would rather save for a vacation.  By the time I found this out, the other seedlings had died from (I'm not sure).

Nor have I had time to sew.  At all.  A nasty creepy fog of stagnation is taking hold. The sadness & frustration is giving over to anger.  Time to get myself shaken out of the doldrums: time to make myself road worthy.   I am starting by going in just the opposite direction.  I'm giving my mind & heart a break by reading 'Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch' (Sally Bedell Smith) & watching 'Queen Victorias' England'.   The next step is to dust off my exercise room, & then get my compass out for Penna. Dutch sigils, alongside the usual....