Just to say that I have fallen out of the saddle in regards to blogging. Not for any reason really, although not having any words in one's head is a contributing factor!
Hubs and me have been nesting today. We both feel tired, the end of the winter much welcomed by both of us. Someone came by yesterday and was eyeing up our huge woodpile. Was almost slathering with desire for us to offload some of it their way they were. Hubs and me had pow-wow afterwards. The subject: what are we going to do if they come begging for some wood. The outcome: not to give them any. Our humungous wood pile is insurance against at least the next two winters of feeling cold. While we have managed to live the open air life in caravans for two winters, said person has been roasty-toasty indoors. If they can't manage to maintain responsibility for their fuel supply, then it is up to them to find someone else to cadge the wood from. There! Got that off my chest!
And so anyway, today was nesting day. Me in the house making a temporary kitchen, and Hubs out front planting some bulbs which had been donated a while back. December 2008, actually. They were being kept safe, ready for spring 2009, when bang! In came the hurricane of January 2009, and in the ensuing chaos, the bag of bulbs went missing. Last week they were found. Right under the last bit of tarpaulin in the tall barn.
Hubs had the nesting urge which manifested itself in the planting of those bulbs out by the front gates. I took myself off to the market this morning and purchased some bright plastic table cloth to festoon the tables in the temporary kitchen. A quick sweep of the broom on the walls to remove the flaking paint, then out came the scissors, and a happily joyous hour then ensued as I covered the tables, and every other flat surface with blue and white checks and/ or yellow and green flowers. Mmmmm. Luverly! Actually it looks OK.
And today we had our first sit down in our house. At our blue checked camping table, we partook of cheese sarnies, with homemade bread, followed by homemade cake. And we mused on how many meals we would have in the house during the years ahead. And in my heart there is a warm place, because I feel as if I am now home. And the house is starting to come alive, and a peacefulness is starting to grow here.
That's all I wanted to say really. We have been nesting.
However, it would seem that little flying creatures would also like to nest with us. The robins, for instance, who are frequently to be seen sitting in the kitchen partaking of anything which is not covered over, there not being any windows in the house as yet so they have established flight paths in and out. And then there are the bats in the half barn. Not to mention the wag tails that go to sleep on the roof beams.
And sending blessings out to my Mum, who is not well in the UK. I wish she could be nesting with all of us here....but at least I can send a portion of peacefulness out to her, as I also do to you.