Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Getting On With Things.....


I can't believe we're almost finished with November. Soon it will be advent and we'll be into Christmas.
We've had an incredible Autumn with sunshine on many of the days. Ok, so not warm enough to sit out in the sun with a cool drink and a pair of sunglasses! However, the sunshine does seem to lift the spirit somewhat. It's something to do with the way the light strikes the garden and makes everything look better, making me feel better. In fact I feel a lot better lately.
Occasionally, it's poured with rain and then I've been glad that I have the ability to amuse myself with books and jigsaws and needlework. Some times I've cleaned a corner of a room, cupboard or whatever needs doing. This gives me a tremendous sense of achievement.... clearing a clutter that has been there for ages  and shredding up those annoying papers that have been lurking in my folders and cluttering up my filing system for ever.

I expect people are wondering how I am. I think I'm managing a lot better than I thought I would. The time seems to be ticking away and I'm getting on with things.
People have been incredibly kind to me and I've managed to get out and about and meet up with friends fairly regularly.
In fact the most difficult thing I've had to do recently is to restring a rotary clothes line that snapped in many places due to old age. I expect it made a funny spectacle in the garden with me trying to battle with the new rope that tangled itself round everything...... my legs, the plants and itself. Has anyone ever tried it?
Eventually I got my towels pegged out securely and it looks as though everything is working OK but it wasn't a professional job by a long chalk (as we say in England).

16 comments:

Celia said...

A little sun is a magic thing. Hope it shines on you a lot this winter.

Marie Smith said...

The sun seems to make everything brighter, including us. I wish you only sunny days this coming winter.

Gosia k said...

have a nice week love from Poland

dianefaith said...

Sunshine and hanging out clothes --wonderful things. I'm glad you're doing well.

Shammickite said...

My sympathy to you in the clothesline stringing.... yes, I've been there, done that and the result never was quite as good as the original, rather baggy and saggy, but it did the job! Nice to have some sunshine in your life, enjoy it, winter is coming!!

Rose said...

Glad to hear you are doing well--sunshine always helps to lift the spirits! I've had to re-string my clothesline several times, thanks to my husband breaking the line several times while mowing with his garden tractor. I always think I have as tight as possible, and the first time I hang anything on it, it sags:)

rosaria williams said...

Good to see you up and about, doing what needs to be done, finding comfort in the small things. We have kinks in the chain of life, and these we must address now and then, and then move on to the tasks that became interrupted. For kinks will show up again, and again, and fretting about them only weakens us. Blessings to you.

Munir said...

I hope that all is well with you.
Happy Thanksgiving, although the British do not celebrate Thanksgiving as such, I hope that you have a good time anyway.

Wisewebwoman said...

Reminds me my clothesline fell off its complicated arrangement too. I have two so just use the one that's OK :)

Glad to hear from you and that you're doing well.

XO
WWW

Jackie said...

I LOVE your sayings in England. They make me smile.
You refer to your "garden"....and we say "yard".
And I can almost hear your accent as I read your blogpost.
I'm so thankful that you had a lovely week. I smile as I think of you working on your clothesline, and I said "Go girl" after I read that you accomplished the task.
You are amazing....and I am so happy to call you my friend.
Sending you love.
Many hugs to you, my friend....
Jackie

Hilary said...

I am so glad to read that you are doing well, Maggie. You're wise to get out with friends and enjoy the lingering autumn. And you're far more gutsy than I for attempting that repair. Keep on enjoying your world. Hugs to you.

cheshire wife said...

What a tough time you have been having. Pleased to read that you have got through it and are keeping yourself occupied.
CWx

Sally Wessely said...

I'm glad you are doing better. Take care, dear one.

Mary Gilmour said...

My clothesline is coated wire and when it breaks it takes an extension ladder braced against the tractor to put it up again. Needless to say, I am very very careful with it. On my own, I string lines between trees and hope for the best.
So glad you are sounding more chipper. And getting some sun and fun.

Suldog said...

I was very happy to have you visit my place. Always something nice to say to me; I love you for that. God bless!

Suburbia said...

I'm glad to hear you are doing ok. Very glad indeed x