Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The wrist measurement!
My older daughter bought me a really pretty leaves on a branch silver bracelet several years ago:
It was a snug fit at the time, and it wasn't long before my wrist was too podgy for it to fit me anymore. Since then, Tara - my younger daughter - has bugged me at intervals to let her have the bracelet, but I always resisted, because part of the reason Bry gave me the bracelet was because I had become a Druid. Druid - trees - see the connection? :-) I didn't want to part with it, even though I couldn't wear it.
Well, Tara pulled it out today and asked to try it on. For some reason I can't fathom, I said to try it on me instead, and it fitted! Look!
Not only does it fit, but it is a loose fit!
Now THAT is progress!!! *grin*
Friday, March 11, 2011
I managed everything I wanted to do each day exercise-wise until Thursday. On Thursday morning I found the uphills at Highwoods were really hard going, what with so little sleep and everything else going on healthwise, so we only managed one field and home. After breakfast I did most of the planned 30 minutes of strength stuff, but it was a half-hearted attempt at best, and all I could do was yawn! LOL
I gave up all pretence at exercising at that point, made it to Waitrose with revamped Wilbur and dragged him home full of food and stuff, and spent the rest of the day on my butt at the computer mostly.
Wilbur has a new name to go with his new look incidentally. I was pulling him across the big grass patch on the way to Waitrose and it was really whipping up the wind out there. He momentarily left the ground, and I said, "Woah there fella! You take off like that and I'll have to change your name to Piglet and fly you like a kite!"
Well, the Universe let out an enormous belly laugh, and so the switch was made. Seems appropriate. Piglet does like flowers! And he is a pig, and so was Wilbur. :-)
This morning I just ached, but I really wanted to get to Highwoods for the fifth day, so we went. I wished I hadn't! My tummy hurt (TOM) and every step hurt as a result of it. The only time I didn't hurt was when I was standing chatting with people. *pouts*
On the plus side the chats were lovely. I bumped into the elderly lady whose little dog has had a complete blood transfusion and platelets infusions and all sorts of procedures. The good news is that this has all worked and her dog is doing a lot better. She looked so happy, bless her! :-)
The other lady I got to chat with has two black greyhounds, a collie and a shaggy dog, and they are a riot! They are all lovely dogs, but the two greyhounds are a bit barky! Like "Someone's coming! Quick! Warn Mum!!!" Only they do it to anyone coming down the path as I discovered today. One of the girls in the group approaching us looked quite scared, poor love. If you aren't good around dogs, it is quite likely to freak you out, especially as they tend to bounce towards you while barking. :-) Fortunately Sophie doesn't join in. :-) Their owner thinks Sophie is adorable, and that she has impeccable dog-manners! Not like her lot! (her words, not mine) LOL
Once we got back home, I made breakfast and have spent the rest of the day sparking and catching up on emails. I'm still achy and tired, but I did manage 15 minutes with Leslie this evening, although again I'm real tired and yawning. I'll see how I feel tomorrow morning, but I think a complete rest day may be in order.
Best news of the week:
Tara did great yesterday! With her autistic foibles, certain things are difficult for her, and judging safety is a biggie! However, she needs to learn enough to be independent and so we have been working on getting her out and about on her own. I got her a mobile phone recently, so she can call if there's a problem, and she grabbed my Mark Fenton Walking book and has been walking up and down the road occasionally to get in the swing of it. Yesterday, we decided to up the ante, and I asked her to go to Tesco Express (about a 15 minute walk each way and no really busy roads to negotiate cos it's in a housing estate) to get some meatballs and she said yes!
She did it! She walked up to the shop, bought the meatballs, and a couple of other things I needed, and came back home all on her own! She is really proud of herself, and so am I!!! It may not seem a big deal to a lot of people, after all, she is nearly 15 years old, but for both of us, this is HUGE!!! She said it felt really weird being alone, but she hummed to herself while she walked to keep herself company! :-)
So well done Tara!!! :-)
(She's a Harry Potter fanatic *grin*)
Yay! The weekend's here!
Have a good one everybody!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
As I was sorting through my wool last night, trying to decide what to make next, I was struck by the array of colours in the containers. It occurred to me that I have a whole rainbow of colour in my days, so here is my photo blog of my own little rainbow...
If you feel inspired, perhaps you'd like to blog about your rainbow too, and let me know so I can come and see it. :-)
This is what started me thinking:
So, how does it go? Aah, yes...
Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain
The reddest autumn leaves imaginable:
My favourite jumper! I've had this one for years, and I just love the colour. :-) It was warm enough on Monday to take my coat off at Highwoods, and this is the proof! *grin*
The daffodils finally opening up in my garden today:
My own design - cross-stitched bracelet in shades of green:
The incredible sky over Highwoods this morning. Some of the best blue sky and puffy cloud action so far this year:
Didn't know what to add for this so I went googling indigo things and found this montage which has some beautiful things I love - flowers, birds, butterflies, twilight... I love this collection! :-)
Actual Violets! :-) Found these on the way back from Waitrose this afternoon:
So, that is my rainbow today. Something to make me smile, no matter how tired and achy I am. :-)
How does your rainbow look?
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