Monday, 1 August 2016

August blowing in

August come blowing in with the promise of the end of winter. We have an election in 3 day’s time with all the parties not being people who I would pick in a normal world. I will choose the least bad one and vote for them. It is sad when you realize that the country that you live in does not represent you.

In 10 days time, I turn 57 and my sister turns 60. Where did all those years go? My father is still around, and I wonder how old it makes him feel having really ancient children.  

With spring being just around the corner, I have been preparing a new veggie patch. The patch has been cleared. Compost is going to be added. I have bought the seeds and in my normal way there is now a spreadsheet with all their info captured. I have the seed trays waiting and in a week or two all the plants that need to be sewn in seed trays will be in the potting soil. The carrots and other root plants will need to wait until September to be sewn into the earth.

We planted the spring flower outside the kitchen and it is lovely to see all of the Impatiens and Pansies in the garden. 

We have added 3 lavender and 2 rosemary bushes outside the study. The sun beats down on this flower bed and the cats seem to love to nap next to the nice smelling plants.

All of this gardening may have been due to last months battle to get better. I still have post op dressing over the whole in my side. My skin under the plaster is reacting so badly. We are trying smaller plasters as it gets better so that my skin can heal. The worst part is that I may need to have another op soon and then the whole process will start again.

I haven't done any sewing this last month. It does make me sad not having a needle and thread in hand. Maybe this month I will be able to do some. We have been sleeping under multiple quilts as it has really been nippy during the last few weeks. It is the middle of winter! We are so spoilt with mild weather that it takes me by surprise when it turns a bit nippy. We did have about 2 days where the temperature dipped to 2 degrees Celsius. BRRR. We do keep the windows open in our bedroom as the cats like to pop in and out so it does get quite fresh.

Hope that the weather has been treating you well and that you projects are plentiful and colourful!

Have a good one!

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