Saturday, February 16, 2008

Too Tired.







Sometimes things just catch up with me. By the end of yesterday I was exhausted, so after making tasty dinner I went to bed with a book really early and slept the sleep of need. I'm not always a good sleeper so luckily my body has a way of insisting I slow down .( Slow down, you move to fast). Today I feel much better but am trying to take things at a leisurely pace. After racing to the clothes lines ( LOL) as a sudden shower dropped in, I have even more excuse to not exert myself today . (there is no point in going slowly to the line to grab the near dry washing is there? ...it doesn't wait ) WE WANT the RAIN so MORE PLEASE!
Molly I'll take some time to work on Where I'm from. I don't like formulas or painting by numbers , so I'll figure my own way around it. One programme I have enjoyed on TV ( and they are few and far between lately ) is," Who Do You Think You Are?" Some countries have such extensive records it makes tracing Family History really intriguing. I know quite a lot of mine so may go back as far as I can, and do, Within My Memory and Before my Memory.
Todays photos are of 2 pots seen within the photo of the area of my red seat. One a pretty succulent that has put long stems of flower down onto the lime chip below ( hope the plant doesn't die off now after that big effort ); the other is a small Vireya Rhododendron called Saxon Blush my elder son gave me 2 years ago. It is a little sweety and I really treasure it as he made the effort to find me something he thought I'd like. ( and I did....I repotted it in a terrocotta pot and it seems very happy, this is about the 4th time it has flowered )
Books I've been reading.
I eventually finished "Alaska," by Michener and enjoyed it and learned so much. I then read "Wyoming Stories," by Annie Proulx. She writes well but the characters annoyed me intensely and most of the subject matter too, but I finished it. Now I am reading"Chasing the Chimney Sweep,"by Selwyn Parker, and laughing a lot so will soon have it's 250 pages devoured.

6 comments:

kirsty said...

I'm looking forward to reading your 'where I'm from' Ali! I just wrote mine today. What a powerful thing it is...

Pixie said...

thanks for the books, never got enough book recommendations. that red seat looks like a fine spot for a cuppa to gaze at your garden.

Dying to Quilt said...

ALISON!!! I am so sorry that I have been out of touch! Every time I eat a kiwi I think, Oh my gosh! I need to write to Ali and thank her for the lovely book she sent us! I just spent a little time on your blog, love the new quilt, it's fabulous! Anyway, I have been thinking about you a lot lately, because I am looking for a temporary doctor job in New Zealand or Australia. I am really in need of an adventure, and we might just take a break from our regular lives for 6 to 12 months! As you can see, I'm not doing the blog anymore, I had a hard time remembering how to get into it. I have been writing on cafemom instead--have you heard of it? Anyway, can you email me back at vivrider1@yahoo.com sometime?

Molly said...

Nothing says you have to use the template Ali! I'm looking forward to reading your Winging It version whenever you get around to it.

Are you sure you weren't a professional photographer in a previous life??

Yolanda said...

Your flowers are lovely. I enjoyed seeing them.

meggie said...

I am like you Ali. I did my Where I am from, to my own drum, & didn't use the template.
I have just read yours, & it is truly excellent.
Now, I must go off to read Kirsty's.