Thanks for popping in. It’s been important to step back for a week and review the situation. It’s impossible to see the spot you’re standing on, isn’t it? You just keep dancing about on the spot, not actually even listening to the music anymore.
So a week away and a lot of thinking – and now I know what has to be done! Now it may be as clear as the nose on your face to you, that I needed to slow down. But until you get a warning shot, a little God knock as they say, you just keep dancing to everybody’s tune – except your own.
It’s fine. There are a few little adjustments which need to be made –
- drink more water, stay hydrated,
- don’t tear-arse around up and down stairs,
- stop lifting heavy gridwall on your own,
- have a nap when you’re tired
- listen to your body more carefully.
- eat breakfast
- go to bed earlier
- don’t watch the news before bedtime!
All these little things – but I’m sure they’l make the world of difference.
Things are changing for the better slowly now too. Sweet relief with the vaccines – I get my first jab in Sevenoaks on Wednesday. That may take the isolation pressure off a bit. Being alone so much of the time takes its toll too, I think – busy or not busy.
Thing is, we’re all in this together. For many millions of people around the world, this lonely existence has been a way of life for much, much longer than a Pandemic 2020. For many more millions of people around the world, their very survival is in the balance – it’s not just a case of feeling isolated – it’s a case of starving and of freezing. So let’s man up a bit Barb – and get grateful!
Also happy to report that the cats come up into my studio now – so I’ve got company!
Here we have Ragnar, desperate to learn how to type….
They are out in the garden, up in the trees – what a difference a little warm sunshine makes, eh?
Bought collars, lost them all within hours. I wondered why they come in packs of 12!! They will be somewhere in the hedges or dangling from a branch. Observed something fascinating on Sunday. Ragnar had gone right to the top of the ginkgo tree by the kitchen, and was struggling to get down. He was trying to come down head first, and it wasn’t going well. His brother Erik was watching from below. Then he also lept up the tree, up to where Ragnar was – but here’s the magic. He scuttled down to the bottom backwards. Then he lept up again, and repeated his stunt. He was showing his brother the way down! He did this three times. And after the third time Ragnar finally figured out that reversing down would be best! Amazing creatures.
We have stopped feeding the birds now. It doesn’t seem right, to lure our feathered friends into the garden with these two tiger Vikings crouching behind the box hedge, ready to pounce! You can’t have it all ways, can you? Dave is trying to come up with a safe bird feeder – any ideas ??
That’s it for today. Arty blog tomorrow perhaps .
Love and hugs