Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The last few days

We have walked, got tired, a trip to Adelaide on Saturday certainly made us tired, the weather is warming up. We walked across the causeway to Granite Island one morning, saw a lone Cape Barren Goose on the grass near the mouth of the Inman River, walked the beach, at times with difficulty as there has been a lot of sea weed and the tides not quite right. It is warming up again today, so i was up very early watering the pots out the front. Yesterday I went over in the morning to see Sarah and the foals, they looked lovely but I had to walk up a hill and around which is a bit difficult but my stick got me there. Home feeling very tired. Some lovely foals but after I left a few disasters, I felt terrible but not much I could do to help. John off to another funeral today, I really couldnt manage another one. Quietly reading and sewing at the moment and doing some ironing. Not looking forward to summer.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

still needs shoes and wings

Slowly, slowly she is coming along. The nasties I had burnt off my face have been slow to heal but are finally beginning to get back better, it has been annoying and not very comfortable. Yesterday we had a long and tiring day going to Adelaide for hair cuts and then to see my sister and lunch with friend P, we seem to get very tired these days.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Various birds over at Goolwa

This morning we wandered over to the No 19 barrage at Goolwa as I wanted to see what birds, waders in particular were still there. I saw a bunch of pelicans, a greater egret, ducks, a heap of small birds I couldnt identify, I think one was a dotterel, some avocets and stilts as well as terns and various ducks. There were two barrages open and birds every where. Also an early snake going into the reeds. A beautiful morning, lovely to be out and about. My eyes dont see these birds terribly well but I took photos and from them I could identify some species. Jon of course could see through the binoculars but I cant.

Friday, October 18, 2019

The last few days

I am still feeling a bit tired and very achy, my visit to my GP saw a discussion on managing arthritic pain. Not much more I can do unless I go onto opioids which I do not want to do. Lots of rest which means I put on weight. I am still walking for about half an hour once or twice a day. We had our house inspection yesterday, that seems to galvanise us into cleaning more, which then leaves both of us tired. The weather has been cool and mostly lovely but today the wind is up again. We had 11 mm of rain the other night which is a help. Things in the garden are growing but I dread the start of the hot weather. I have been doing a little bit of painting and some sewing as well as reading. Would love a pain free body. Well that is not going to happen.Sorry my blogging has been a bit here and there but John has been on the computer. Oh and it does help if you double click on the photos.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Glorious morning

A bit of shopping for food this morning as I wasnt home last week. Then dropped in to see what a dress shop had, mostly 50% off so bought a pair of 3/4 pants and two shirts which I am very pleased with, I have been looking for soft shirts and these look nice and I hope will be great for my week end in Sydney, although one never knows what the weather will be like there in late November. We then went out for a walk on the cliffs at Petrels Cove my back was aching by then but we wandered along with the sea being so blue and sun and a bit of a breeze until I felt I had gone far enough. I do wish my back would get its act together. We had a bit of rain last night which was lovely for the garden. Now for a bit of quiet time.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Home from Shelley Rhodes class at Fibre Arts in Adelaide.

Tired, but then when am I not. 5 days at fibre forum in Adelaide tested out the body and unfortunately told me no more I love the community of people and what I learn but age has definitely caught up. I struggled a bit on the first 2 days but loved the stamping and over printing and finally got my act together so I had something for our final day exhibition. I liked using the minimum palette that came from my theme of shells and the beach. What I had problems with was the amount of walking from boarding house to meals and classrooms. I was lucky in I was often ferried by kind friends and people. I arrived home early this morning as we decided we were too early for breakfast and my very good friend Wendy drove me home. The washing is done, although a disaster with an errant tissue. Most but not all tidied away. Not a lot else done, it is now raining, not a lot so far but I don't have to water, no rain for over a week so beginning to be needed. No walk either, trying to save my back a bit. My battery is low. More later.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

A bit of yarn bombing going on over at Goolwa

We went over to Goolwa this morning to have another look at the Winnie Peltz exhibition on there. I do love it. Then to the market to get some soap before heading home through drizzle. We had gone over to look at the Yankalilla show yesterday. Always like that ag show as there is a very good family feel to it. Ponies did well too. I seemed to walk an awful long way as there were so many cars and lots of people which is good. Daylight saving started this morning, but that didnt worry us. I will be in Adelaide doing a mixed media course from tomorrow until Sunday morning. Just hopeing my back lasts.I am busily packing and unpacking but still seem to have an awful lot of stuff. Thank goodness Wendy has a large car. Sounds as if this will be the last lot of classes here in Adelaide, such a shame as much as I like Ballarat it is such a long drive. I guess I have to decide that I am not getting any younger and perhaps I should give up. Be back next week.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

It is warming up.

I am tired, struggling to get together the stuff for classes next week. Sewing up my doll. She will look better when she has clothes and hair!! The last of the cymbidium orchids, this one came many years ago from my mother. We have been walking and to explain about the heat on Monday we saw a large brown snake while walking to the beach at Pt Elliot and yesterday a very fast sleepy lizard on the bile way, too fast to take its photo. I even have a fan on today, it is so warm. Trying to sort out stuff for my classes next week. I just hope I survive. I don't like hot weather.