I have just had two days off. It’s been lovely. I did hardly anything except read, sew, watch tv and rwad a bit more. Oh, and snap at Beloved Other . There were various points in these two days where I was bad tempered for no other reason than I was bad tempered. It’s not… Continue reading It’s getting back to (a kind of) normal
Tuesdays are not the straightforward days of my week – it is our drop in, coffee, social time, games events, lunch club thingy, called Tues@Bloom. I currently act as host for this. Which is a way of saying, other people all the hard work – the cooking, the washing up, the managing the money etc,… Continue reading Tuesdays….
I’ve spent some time today getting ready for a memorial service tomorrow afternoon. Most of today’s preparation has been putting together a powerpoint of photos of M. She had lived a long time; there are a lot of photos. There are photos of her with her parents, her brothers, her friends, her cat…and doing things… Continue reading Celebrating a life and what has nourished it
Yes! It’s really true! I actually did it!! I am unfeasibly smug about this, overwhelmingly pleased with myself and so grateful to all those who made it possible, I feel an Oscar acceptance speech coming on….. 🙂
It’s Ash Wednesday. It’s also Valentine’s Day. The coincidence of these two has provoked all sorts of daftnesses and delights. My favourite was the “valentine” doing the rounds on Twitter “Remember that you are dust; but very lovable dust!” But the coincidence of the two, together with the rather exciting time Beloved Other’s health has… Continue reading Today’s bright thought….
I have a new practice; deliberately rereading poems I have forgotten about…. and one of them is The Wreck of The Deutschland by Gerard Manley Hopkins. (Actually, I am rereading a lot of Hopkins, which is such a delight). Here is just the first verse – because when I started reading it, I didn’t get… Continue reading Rediscovering a poem
When Much-Loved Mentor died, it was decided that I would receive her papers to look through and see what might be written up as a result – and what ought to be archived and what could be shredded. This is a delight that awaits me. And I also received two of her Bibles. I have… Continue reading Ancient words…