At the moment I seem to have reached one of those times in life where there is just never a free moment. Everywhere I look there is stuff that needs my attention, and sometimes all I can honestly manage is knitting socks!
If I’m honest, it’s all a bit much.
I’m trying to take baby steps and do something every day that makes me feel that I’ve achieved something. Today after work, (which finished a little earlier than usual because it was a public holiday) I called my mother’s doctor’s practice in England to check that we are all on the same page about her health and after dinner I made two bee blocks for Annabella (which was actually the most enjoyable part of my day). I’ll try to make a photo of them in the next couple of days…when it stops raining and there is actually some light!
I also said no to something that a friend was asking me to do…..and which I secretly thought might break the camel’s back. Being able to say no gracefully and without feeling bad about it is something I’m starting to learn as I get older. I take the sinking feeling that forms in the pit of my stomach as the clue that I have to decline. I find it a hard thing to do because I naturally like to help people, but I’ve said yes too many times and then have ended up stressed and resentful not to have finally learned that ‘it’s OK to say no’! It’s a woman thing, isn’t it?
On a happier note, the clematis montana is flowering in my window box and I thought you might like to see it. The flowers are beautiful, the house, no, not so much! But it’s living proof that the winter really is over and spring is here.
More soon I hope. One day at a time!