Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Taking Things For Granted



Until now, we've had a very mild winter and we've watched the *standstill* on TV, that has happened in parts of the USA, hoping that we won't get the tail end of the snowy blizzard that appears to be sweeping across North West America. It seems quite scary.

I've looked in all the places in the garden where I used to have snow drops and cannot see any shooting up at all. Normally by now there would have been signs of them though its still quite early. The whole garden looks bare and it's hard to find anything of interest to take photos of. Maybe the whole place needs a makeover.

Speaking of makeovers, I had my hair cut really short today as it's easier to manage that way. I also had my thick, bushy eyebrows *threaded* and believe me, that can be a painful experience but they do look better. How it's done with just a thread in the hand, beats me.
Anyway, I'm now sorted out for a little while.

Harry is still waiting to hear from the hospital and in the meantime he is getting weaker. He gets very down hearted not being able to get out of the house at all....... well we both do, though I can go out for short spells. Makes me realise just how much we take for granted and until we lose something, such as the ability to walk and we just don't know how lucky we are beforehand.
I suppose that applies to everything in life, doesn't it?

16 comments:

rosaria williams said...

Glad you feel "sorted out", a new expression for me. It doesn't seem right that Harry I'd still waiting for his care. Something is definitely wrong with how medical care is administered. How wonder how the rest of developed countries are doing in this matter.

Beryl Ament said...

I'm glad you have taken the time to be kind to yourself, because taking care of Harry cannot be easy.You say he is downhearted, and with men that usually translates to grumpy and bad-tempered which is an added burden for the care taker. A little pampering helps
Am glad to say that our part of the USA is completely unaffected by this storm. We deserve it and it may not last for ever.

Hilary said...

You'll have a garden full of beauty before you know it, Maggie.

I think it's just human nature to typically not realize what we have until it's gone.

Gosia k said...

Take care and greetings for your husband Gosia

cranethie said...

Oh there is nothing like having your hair cut - not vain just something that has to be done now and again. Is there someone who can come in and do the same for Harry at all?
Cathy

Rose said...

I've found that the early spring bulbs appear at different times each year, as if they know when winter is still hanging on. We've had a fairly mild winter compared to last year, too, though snow is in the forecast for the weekend. But nothing like what hit the Northeast the last few days.

Glad you are able to get out at times, Maggie; nothing like a new haircut to make you feel better!

cheshire wife said...

We have snowdrops in flower, but we also have had snow today. If it is as cold in Bristol as it is here I hope that you do not regret having your hair cut and the best place for Harry is indoors, in the warm.

Retired English Teacher said...

I can only imagine how downhearted you both get. I just wish we could get some relief for him and for you. At least you have a new look with your hair that is probably much easier to take care of now. Take care, dear one.

Shammickite said...

Winter is a season that makes many people downhearted. It seems so long and dark, but have faith. The snowdrops will soon be appearing, it only takes a couple of sunny bright days, and their smiling faces will be there to greet you.

Working Mum said...

I posted some snowdrops today - they are fickle things, tons of them at Dunham Massey, but not one in my garden yet. I'm sure they'll appear soon and so will yours and then hopefully life will seem a bit brighter. Can Harry see your garden from the house? Just looking at the bulbs coming up in my garden from my kitchen window cheered me up this morning.

Wisewebwoman said...

I know like Joni sang "We don't know what we got until it's gone."

So very true.

The snowdrops will come. Harry will be OK.

Thinking of you.

XO
WWW

dianefaith said...

I'm sitting on the sofa with my 7-year-old grandson who is out of school today because of a bad cold. Before he arrived to cheer me up I was feeling closed in. So now I'm hoping that something has come along to make your day cheerful, too. Flowers, sunshine, little children -- we do need them.

Akelamalu said...

No snowdrops here either but we can see the daffs! Sorry to hear Harry is badly, hope he hears from the hospital soon. xx

Mary Gilmour said...

I've got lots of snow dropping, but I guess that doesn't count. Just shovelled a path out to the bird feeders and hung a new ball of suet. And I can see deer, pawing through the snow looking for their corn (maize).
I hope that by now your eyebrows have stopped stinging and you have had at least a breath of fresh air.
Sending virtual hugs,
mary G

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Definitely to applies to everything, I'd say. We all take things for granted until something happens and we realise how fragile we are.

We had lots of snowdrops at the farm and I haven't seen any here, though that isn't surprising as I now live on a small estate. I think I shall miss the snowdrops and the akanites that littered the garden...

CJ x

Secret Agent Woman said...

I'm glad to hear you're taking care of yourself - that's so important when you have someone relying on you.