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A Winter’s Tale.

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Not Shakespeare’s play, or the book by Mark Helprin, not even the songs by Queen or David Essex, although both are definitely worth a listen.

Just my own little Sunday story.

It has been unseasonably warm the last week or so. I’m a believer that winter has to be properly cold, to kill off bugs and other nasties, and I love winter, so I was a bit peeved about the warmer weather.

But today is colder, and I am not going anywhere, so I am doing the ‘slow’ thing today. I woke up, fed the cat and dog, made myself some coffee, and took myself and the coffee back to bed. Not to sleep, no. But it was the warmest place to be, so I read in bed for an hour before getting up and getting dressed.

I had to do a quick stop at a shop, unfortunately, but I needed one or two ingredients to make my and my SO’s favourite date and nut loaf. It is baking as we speak, and smells delicious. I am sorry that he is not here to share it with me, but I did make him one before he left to go back north.

I can not deny that I am feeling a bit out of sorts today. I had a wonderful long chat with my son in Ireland last night, but today I am missing him and my Canadian children fiercely. And even though I saw my son in SA about 2 weeks ago, and my SO as well, when the missing starts, it encompasses them all. It is in fact causing a pain in my chest and a constriction in my throat. So I am trying to rise above that by keeping sort of busy, but it will probably get the better of me sometime during the day… I will definitely go for a long walk with Daisy later, to get some good physical exercise too.

So that is basically my winter Sunday story. Not a very chirpy one, I know, but weekends on my own often result in these emotions.

But let me try and end on a positive note. Although it is colder today, the sun is shining outside, the birds sound deliriously happy because they are chirping away like crazy, and the date loaf is nearly ready to come out of the oven! I will be having at least two slices with some tea within the next hour – yum! I had a good night’s sleep, and I am still hearty and hale!

So all you good folk and gentle people, have yourself a wonderful Sunday, and be kind to yourself.

Sunrise on Sunday.

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Sunrise.

I saw the sun rise this morning.

That does not mean that I normally sleep late. I am always awake early, but I don’t rush outside to see the sunrise. Even if I did, I wouldn’t quite see it actually happen as my house is surrounded by a lot of tall trees.

This morning I took Daisy for an early walk out in the countryside with 2 other acquaintances, and I saw the sky lighten up until the sun peeked over the horizon. It was kind of magical. Food for the soul.

I think I should do it more often…

Stinky Sunday.

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I took Roomys out for some sun today.

My poor cat came home from the vet today.

He is not a happy camper, and neither am I. He hurts, and he cries. He battles to walk, and when he does, it is all wonky – his back half looks like it’s got a life all of its own. I love him to bits, but I’m not sure at this point if it won’t be more humane to put him down. (Which I probably won’t be able to do anyway…)

He was most probably hit by a car on Thursday morning (see previous 2 posts), and although it is not clear from the X-rays, there is a very good chance that he has a broken pelvis. The vet reckons as long as the pelvis doesn’t go out of shape, and I can keep him as quiet as possible (how does one do that with a cat?), there is a good chance that he might heal.

What bothers me is that in the meantime, he cannot be a cat, he can hardly move because he hurts, and nobody knows how long it will take for him to heal, if he heals.

I hate seeing him like this… 😦

Is there anybody out there who went through something similar with a pet? Did the fracture eventually heal, and how long did it take? I would love to think that he’ll soon be his old self, but I wonder, even if he heals, if he’ll ever be the same. Probably not.

Oi, it breaks my heart, poor fellow.

Sunday moods.

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For today’s inspiration, I looked at my ‘camera’ album on my phone. This image has been a favourite of mine since the day I took it – don’t ask me why, I don’t know.

But there’s really only one thing that comes to my mind when I look at this, which makes today’s post effortless.

Apparently the song was first written as a protest song against war. It seems to not have had the desired effect…

Whenever I hear the song, I think of us humans – that we are like leaves, blowing in the wind.

Have a good Sunday, wherever you are. 🙂

Myday. :)

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Gerbera, up close.

So, my SO* left around three this morning – and here I was, all alone on a Sunday. 😦

Sunday is not my favourite day of the week – never had been. Alone on a Sunday, I like even less. But I’m starting to get used to it now. I think I will change it to ‘Myday’. I will from now on, on a Myday, do totally what I want to, even if it means I do absolutely nothing for the whole day!!! And I’m going to do it without feeling guilty about it. (Yaaaa right…) Unless I want to do something, of course…

Today was spent mainly trying to finish a mosaic crochet blanket that I started a few months ago, and other things kept distracting me from it, like beanies for my son and granddaughter, a waistcoat for my mom, and the fact that I’ve run out of yarn, and couldn’t find any for a while because of – you’ve guessed it – Covid!!! I also took Daisy for a longish walk, and I watered part of the garden.

I spent some time catching up with my youngest in Ireland, which was the best part of the day 😀 , and I had clients wanting to look at some plots and houses – on a Sunday, a Sunday afternoon…. Oi! Hopefully something comes out of it.

Now I’m going to seriously sit down and try to finish that blanket, then at least I have something to show and tell for tomorrow’s blogpost!

Enjoy the rest of your day/evening, chat again soon. 🙂

*SO – significant other