Saturday, November 11, 2023

Not a lot to say

I find I am using Facebook far more these days and my blog has been sadly neglected. I am having lots of health problems and at 84 this is not easy. My diabetic sugar levels have not been good and trying to get them under control have been rather a nightmare, not helped that one of the medications I was on has been unobtainable, this threw so uch out of balance. My arthritis is not brilliant either and my walking has been restricted too, I can now only manage about half an hour and about more than that in recovery time. This year we have had two weddings, grand daughters. I sit and sew and knit, read and ache! Lost my sister, I am now the only one left and I miss my phone calls. John is still my rock, and these days my carer. We moved into another rental and although rather elderly and worn we were lucky to get it. The world is not an easy place to live in, covid is still here, we so far have avoided it but I don't shop much, we have it delivered. Money is tight but the highlight will be a few days on Kangaroo Island at the end of the month. I do so look forward to that. My garden in pots has been a delight, it is so lovely to have a few cheerful flowers, well let's see if I can get back to blogging a bit quicker next time.

Saturday, May 06, 2023

In the new rental.

I am still getting stuff sorted.I have a room still full of boxes but at least the kitchen and sitting areas are done. Still sorting through clothes but a bed to sleep in. John has his office almost up and running. It has rained off and on for the last few days and was only about 10 degrees before 9 am when I went down to the market. Bought fish for dinner (Tommy ruffs) and a small pot of calendula for a spot of color. I am having an 'off' day, one of my med does this to me every so often.I find it a bit odd as we are on the other side of town but I suppose I will get used to it.

Sunday, April 09, 2023

A mixed bag

I have not been feeling at all well. Medications have been changed making me feel sick and dizzy. Various problems and I am not thinking straight. Not good when when we are now packing up the house, we have been offered a house to rent, not ideal, on a very noisy busy road and the house is rather old and tired, but is bigger. I am not able to do too much but Tabby is being so good and taking so much stuff away.I really feel rather useless.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

dead fish!

Walking the beach has not been very pleasant lately. With the amount of fresh water coming from the river Murray floods every so often large numbers of dead carp have been washed up ont o the beaches. The trouble is it is hard to know exactly when as it depends on the wind and the tide. Unfortunately with the sudden burst of 40 degree heat it is not pleasant. Today we walked on the cliffs, very early as it has been very hot. I am still stitching my comfort blanket ( better known as my shroud!) I could well be stitching it for months as I am very slow. We did a lot Ely drive over to Parsons beach a few days ago. Always spectacular. I can no longer walk down sadly.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Yesterday, a granddaughters wedding

It was a beautiful day held on the property at Hope Forrest. The setting was down by the dam. Kangaroos ducks and wedge tail eagles as well a bright throng were in attendance. Baby Hugh was there as well. I managed the ceremony and part of the reception but faded and we went home early. I can't cope with such exciting days any more. Enough to say the weather couldn't have been better and it was such a happy time. I find I don't see as much of the family as we once did, probably our fault as we both get very tired. If only one could go back and enjoy it once more. Today we are recovering!

Monday, January 23, 2023

Cool weather

Our beach walks have been not very long, I just don't seem to be able to walk far without aching but at least I am doing them. THIS morning a a few tiny dead fish. The seagulls were enjoying them. We were not sure what they were. Also a large shark egg, lots of kelp and with the high tides another re arrangement of sea weed on the beach. I have also been playing with paint fabric and paper. Not terribly inspiring but fun. The painted fabric I am now very slowly doing some hand embroidery, a short free online course. Sorry for some reason this is going haywire so I will stop.

Friday, January 13, 2023

warming up

I am not looking forward to the next few days as our temperatures are heading for 38 degrees. Not at all nice and next Tuesday when we have a memorial for our dear friend D'Arry it is supposed to be 38. I may not get there as the heat really knocks me around. We ere up and walking on the beach early this morning. There are still sea creatures being washed up, due I think to the fresh water coming down to the sea from the River Murray floods. I don't know what this one is, much larger than the other sea cucumbers, I feel so sorry for them all. Summer hear is to be survived and hope there are no fires. The floods have been giving it all a different perspective. I have been slowly sewing my interpretation of our sea scape, I am doing Shelley Rhodes on line class, second time around and enjoying it but am very slow.At least I am still able to manage my walks most mornings even though I am battling an aching hip. Thank goodness for my walking stick it really helps.