Saturday, 7 October 2017

Day Seven

The prompt for today was 'Plaid' which I take to mean Tartan.

My photo of the day is a snail. 

It was going to be a spider, but I changed my mind as I have photographed spiders before.

I love the pattern on the body though.  Isn't nature incredible?

Several of the roses have come out in blooms again.

The lavender has sent out a few new flower heads as well.

I pulled up some carrots - funny little things they are.

I had meant to do some sewing today, but just didn't feel like it.  I am feeling quite fed up with the medical profession at the moment and how difficult it is to try and get someone to look at my elbows, hips and legs which seem to be getting ever increasingly worse.  It really hurts to bend and straighten the elbows especially.  I have a tender tendon across the top of the left foot that if touched sends shooting pains and pins and needles into my big toe...and... well the list could go on.  I really don't know what I can do.

I did list a load of things on Evilbay and have loads more to do, but having to do it in small stages as the photography and computer work also plays havoc with my body.    Why is it that during this 'decluttering' process my house looks even more messy and untidy than before I started?  A skip is looking more and more attractive, I really don't want to/can't make decisions and just feel like chucking it all in there and starting with a clean slate.

The guinea pigs have also had their clean out today and my husband took me to get another bail of hay. I needed him to do the lifting. 

My youngest son turned 21 yesterday - where have the last 16 years gone? We took him out for lunch which he seemed to enjoy and may take him out to dinner sometime next week.

It has been grey and damp here today and I have felt like putting the heating on numerous times during the day but have resisted...hopefully it won't be long now before it comes on.

Time to think about what to do for tea.  Ta ta for now.


  1. I love your tartan terrier. That would be a great applique design for a doll quilt. I too have resisted the temptation to turn on the heating. It's been a bit chilly in the house, but I've come to enjoy those tiny gas bills over the summer months. Soon they will be going way up! I'm just not ready for winter.

  2. Going through stuff and deciding what to keep and what to get rid of is no easy task. With the pain it would make it that much more difficult I'm sure.
    I've never thought of a spider as beautiful but the markings on the one you photographed are amazing.

  3. I know what you mean about decluttering but prior to our move out house looked like a tornado had hit at times. It gets worse before it gets better. I am so sorry to hear about your pain, I know how disheartening it can be. I watched my husband in so much pain prior to his diagnosis and intermittent flare ups.

  4. Why (in relation to your son turning 21) do you only wonder where the last 16 years have gone? I look at my son and wonder where all of those years went! I do hope that your medical issues get looked at (and treated effectively) quickly. The carrots look as if they would taste quite sweet. The snail is splendid. I use a snail photo on my 'snail mail' stickers but my garden snails are much more mundane. I was at friends' for dinner last night and we were discussing blue roses and I was defending them. I have to be honest though: I'm not very keen on them.

    1. Ah, good question Graham, that is because we adopted him at the age of five.

      The carrots were sweet, my older son planted them, not sure what variety they were, but they are all round like this.


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