Sorry I've been away awhile - more illness meant more stroke complications so I am back in weekly rehab sessions.
I have spent a quiet time getting back some of my va va voom!
In spite of everything there is always plenty of cheeriness to be found so here's the list....
Reasons to be cheerful number one....
I am so grateful that I still find real joy in childish things. I can see this windmill from the kitchen sink and it thrills me as it whizzes round. Mmmmmm maybe a 47 soon to be 48 year old woman shouldn't admit that - lol!!! I wonder when child-like pleasure becomes senility???? :)
Similarly those little pots of bubbles...... Far too good for children!
I used to use these loads in the classroom when I was a teacher.
I had a partner in crime here as Steve took the photo - we giggled & guffawed trying to capture the picture so maybe childishness is catching.
Reasons to be cheerful number two....
A little crafting in the evenings.
Reasons to be cheerful number three...
Deciding that you are going to do normal things again so starting to decorate. This is a teeny tiny box room. It has thus far taken a week to do two walls.
I am at the point of no return...
Out with the blue and in with the cream.
It is going to be my craft room.
I am still at the stubborn "I can do this" stage and refusing offers of help. The second step of the ladder makes me feel sick, every five minutes I throw my head out of the window and breathe deeply. My right hand complains, so much of this is done left handed - my eyes can't really see if it is a good job or not - Steve says it's looking good.
As an incentive I "dressed" the finished wall.
At the moment it has cost nothing as I am using up what I had around the house and left-over paint. Though I will need a new lightshade.
I hope to finish - soon - real soon!
Then all my craft stuff can go in this room. We are having a major clear out of the house. We have new furniture coming at the weekend :) An anniversary gift to ourselves.
In betweeny times I am reading Jan Karon Mitford novels and watching The Waltons on DVD. Life is slow but cheery. Maybe that is why life is cheery? Slow is good.
Hope you are all well and enjoying some sunshine.
To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.