Welcome and come on in. This week has given me nothing to complain about despite Bundy’s surgery but I’ll get to that. Before we start would you like a beverage – I have almost everything in the hot drink department and you are limited in the cold drinks to water, water or water with cordial. I do have fizzy water that you are welcome to try.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that on Monday the dogs had their first summer grooming. They had become long and people were saying that Muffin and I were looking very alike (except my hair didn’t seem to be blocking my ability to see.)
We didn’t recognise Muffin whose fur came off like a fleece. Bundy suffered – not from the care of the cutter who was very good and gentle with him but he is just such an old dog his arthritis has flared up. We also discovered the cyst which we had the vet look at on our last visit was so vascular that it was constantly bleeding. We took him to the vet in the afternoon and arranged for surgery on the Wednesday. He survived it well so now we just have to get his arthritis under control again.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I haven’t had much time for reading this week as we have been working on the garden. We put up two screens to hide the service areas and create another garden room. I have bought two raised vegetable beds and when I clear out the mess of garden I plan on adding them. We have also planted some sods of grass which I hope will take over the bare patches in a fairly short space of time and we have started painting the fence. Already it is a much nicer place to be.
It is a work in progress and I am enjoying having a garden to play in again.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that we had a lovely meal with friends. We have started dining once a fortnight and are attempting to go to places that we haven’t been before. Our way of taking a gamble. It’s a lot of fun.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I am struggling to achieve the things I really want to achieve – like finishing the edit on my first memoir, spending time on my new manuscript, organising my photos and scanning photos that are currently in albums and I want to publish by Christmas a book of flash fiction. The gardening side tracks me but so does all manner of other pursuits. I have decided therefore that I am going to write a list – being a goal oriented deadline driven person this will include realistic goals with a deadline it has to be done by. The secret is not to be too ambitious and be realistic in what can be achieved in the time you have available. Do you have any secrets for managing your time?
We are now in Spring and the weather is just perfect. Warm days with still coolish nights. We desperately need rain. If only we could work out a way of sharing the deluges. I send my thoughts for those in Houston who are awash with water. The clean up from a flood I think is the worst thing to deal with and my heart goes out to those affected.
Now it is your turn. How was your week? Has your weather been warmer/colder, wetter/drier. Have you read any good books or seen any good films? Thank you for dropping in for coffee and thank you to our weekend coffee host, Diana, from part-time monster for having us and giving us a place to meet up.