Saturday, 20 February 2010

Been a while

We have been struggling a bit here. The weather has been very cold which seems to encourage a comotose state of being such that any effort is kept to the minimal, and long sleeps in a warm bed are the major requirement. Ho Hum! 

Temperatures are now climbing up, so hopefully some energy will arrive from somewhere and did have a tiny smidgeon of thought about going out into the front garden yesterday, but it just as quickly evaporated! But at least a tiny seed of thought is sprouting. 

But Head Gardener/ Hubs is more enthused. Off to the local market we went 'to have a look at trees' he said. Trying to get six trees, two with pots attached, four barerooted, into the car took quite a bit of juggling. The car looked like it had grown horns. And we had to tiptoe our way home via the back roads. But the four bare-roots are now planted, so now we have the back field ringed with fruit trees. 

Otherwise, we have an absence of builders but need respite from them to catch up with our finances anyway. But the cement mixer has arrived, which means that they will be back to working here soon. I have continued to sort myself out a kitchen in the house, and now feel more and more needy to go live in it properly. 'Patience' I keep telling myself! But I think we will forgo the fourth roof and get the half barn finished. I think caravan life is starting to be a bit wearing, although once we are into summer it is highly possible that we will change our minds and go for that last roof. It is surprising how quickly one forgets the hardships of winter when the sun shines. 

Have also managed to get the second book done, and am waiting for a copy to come from Lulu. More on that over on The Writing Pathway if you are interested. Now immersed in having a go at writing a short book using the ebook format. Only another 18, 500 words to go!

Things I have learnt: That keeping going is the optimum requirement when most of one's thoughts are connected with finding a warm place to go to sleep in.


 

9 comments:

Roz said...

Even keeping going can be quite hard to do when all you want is to enter a state of hibernation!!
I need to get my arse into gear too - it can be easier said than done - good luck!xx

Barry said...

Stay warm and write fast.

Ken Devine said...

Keep going Vera. Have patience. Spring is almost here...and warmth!

Vera said...

Thanks Ken, and hope you stay warm too, and wishing you much inspiration with your painting.

Vera said...

Barry, am writing as fast as my head allows, which is snails pace! Hope your bell ringing went well, and hope that you stay well in thought, especially in regards to your Mum.

Vera said...

Roz, I thought you were doing alright by way of being busy! Hope your floor has dried out, that you have a good week.

DUTA said...

When I hear of fruit trees, my eyes glow. Fruit trees is one of the best investments one can make. Fruit, to my mind is the best and the healthiest food. Good Luck with planting and growing!
Have a blessed week!

Vera said...

Thanks Duta. Last count Hubs has planted thirty four now, and we have only just started really. So give them a couple of years to establish, and we should see plenty of produce arriving. And lovely to look at in the spring as well, when the blossoms open. Should warm our hearts, and give me plenty of photos to post up here!

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