Two thousand and ten.
Where does time go? Ten years ago I can clearly recall the anxious preparations at the turn of the century, when the great concern was that everything would go wrong as computers failed when the clock ticked over to the year 2000. I was on 24 hour on-call for my then job, being paid an extra allowance as the organisation for which I worked prepared for the worst. All to no avail, nothing happened, and all went on as usual. Last night should also have been a non-event, as I did not plan to stay up until midnight – however strong winds, heavy rain, thunder and lightening meant the small dog needed sedation and comfort, there was little sleep for me as she tried to sit on my head, and a wild welcome to the New Year. Today has been much quieter…….
I wondered about the usual New Year Resolutions:
Walk the dogs daily….
Keep my sewing room tidy…
Don’t begin something new until all works in progress are complete…..
Blog more regularly……
Keep up to date with the ironing…..
Become more frugal……
but I decided there was absolutely no point as they do not last even as long as the twelve days of Christmas, let alone a whole year!
Instead I resolve to take life a day at a time and do the best I can, in all things – seems simpler and more likely to be achieved.
A small selection of some of the things I made in 2009:-
the shredded screen door. Never having done one before, it was not difficult and the result is great – nice tight new screen and no more flies or mosquitoes inside. I then had to reteach my dogs that they could no longer walk in and out at will, as they had been using it as the biggest dog door in the world! In the process I discovered the beginnings of a native wasp’s nest on the frame.
I also took some photos in the soft light of the cool and damp garden…..lovely raindrops on things.
To conclude this first post for 2010, I would like to wish you all the very best for the coming year – may it be a good one!