Thanks for popping in. I hope you had a good Christmas and are enjoying life? It‘s been full on here; a house full of young energy and action. It really has been lovely to spend time with the kids, but they have to get back to their lives. Grace and her Mark headed back to New York yesterday, and Dave is driving our Mark up to Heathrow this morning, so he is on his way back to San Francisco too – via a cheeky couple of days and a round of golf with old school mates in Madrid! Living the life, as they say.
So, after a very hectic 10 days, way too much good food and sweet treats, it’s just Erik, Ragnar and me home alone again for a couple of hours. A moment of calm at the farm, so I thought I’d reach out to my Clarity friends, say hi and have a catch up. How about you? Everything okay? Is it time to put the Christmas decorations away for another year yet? I love Christmas, although this year I’ve had a heavy heart because of Dad. You understand. Been going to see him every day though…
Erik’s finally back home. His leg is healing well. Still needs cage rest, but he’s free to roam in the home – and he does love his gnome mat!
Ragnar is pretty chilled out and happy to have him home too…
It has been a good family get together, and dare I say it’s been good to switch off from work for a week. Dad is not doing great; I think he’s just sick and tired of being sick and tired. But the kids got to see him and their Oma several times, which was good. It is what it is.
The sun is shining today too, now everyone’s left! Ain’t that just ypical!! It’s been raining cats and dogs all week here in the south east! We went to the Christmas Lightshow at Wisley a couple of evenings ago – got drenched, but it was good to get drenched together!
I’m looking out of the window here. Sun streaming through the trees. Watching a blackbird up on a leafy branch just outside. Bright yellow beak. Cleaning and preening himself, singing away. It feels good to just sit and watch him. Calm. My head has been going like a washing machine on full spin cycle for a fortnight, and having a house full does require planning and work, right? Time to just stop and let the world pass me by for a day. Doing nothing just doesn’t come naturally though. I have to be doing or making! Are you like that? Or can you sit still?
The office is open. A few of the crew are in, picking and packing orders. Dave said he’d swing by on the way back from the airport, to make sure things are okay. There’s so much to do there too. But it can wait until next week. My next TV show is on Sunday 8th 3-5pm. Plenty of time to prep next week…
Maybe I’ll just tog up warm, and go outside in the garage for a few hours. Do some pottery, listen to some gentle jazz. Now THAT sounds like a plan!! I’m making something. It’s a bit obscure. Let’s see if you can guess what it is…
Have a good day today. Whatever you’re doing or making, have a good one.
Love and hugs
Barb x x x
PS Gentle reminder: to stock up on parchment before the prices go up on 3rd January.