Saturday, February 23, 2013

Reflection at the end of a busy week...

The rose I was given in Intermarché on Valentine's day is still looking wonderful on our table.
The new-to-us stove (once belonging to Ange) is warming the back of the house (including the room where I teach),
and the big fire at the front is necessary too - it's -1.6° outside!
The hellebores don't like the sudden cold snap.
And the violets aren't too convinced, either.
Rosie, Holly and Annabeth are just fine in the cold,
but next door to them Valkrie is sulking, mainly because her friend China the silky bantam
 
has been broody all week! Pook, pook, pook, she says...
There are daffodil buds and a muck heap in the garden - lots of work to do!
Non-essential things (like housework) have been put to one side this busy week, which started with Son 1 and me spending three days in hospital, and has continued  with normal working hours, nurses' visits and new brace-care for Son 2, who has had his own medical intervention to deal with! Ben had a migraine yesterday - everyone has taken the strain in their own way...
But we're beginning to put it back together! The boys are on holiday now, Ben is taking some muck to a friend before starting to spread it on our own garden, and I'm off to keep on with the housework catch-up! Tomorrow or Monday - my first Pause in Lent. The catch-up continues!

10 comments:

Serenata said...

Sounds like you have indeed had a lot going on! Hope all of you feel up to speed again and take care. Have a good half term.

Elizabethd said...

Don't try to catch up too quickly Floss. Take your time.

helen tilston said...

Sending you good wishes for good health and happiness.
The garden and chicken coop gave me a lift.
Helenxx

Angela said...

Rest as and when you can, Floss - housework will keep for another day!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Wow, you have been busy......Happy weekend to all of you....Heidi

dottycookie said...

Hope you're all well - it sounds as if you've had a rather stressful week.

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Housework can wait, so glad to hear things are calming down for you all. Both fireplaces look so cosy :-) Pam x

Kezzie said...

Hey! Nice catch-up! I love seeing your hens- they make me laugh so much (disappointed not to be able to laugh at China!!!!)x

Carolyn Phillips said...

Sounds like it has been a mad week. Rest up and take care of yourself as well as your family. Hope everything improves soon.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Floss! The Willows have returned! Pop over and see the passport! Thank you so much for your part!