Friday, July 30, 2021

Drive over to Parsons Beach

We did a late drive over to Parsons Beach this afternoon. I unbundled my book I am dyeing in India Flint class. Quite exciting how they are turning out. I think I will make another one. Very windy but sort of sunny. I felt very tired but I am excited with what I am doing. We are both feeling tired, not sure why. Have had a hiccup with my blog but nthink, hope I have sorted it out.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

What to do.

We are in lock down again and it is all rather depressing. I think we can just drive down to the beach for our walk if not it will be around the block which won't please John. On top of that I have just heard that a very old friend who now lives in Germany but I have known since we were babies has had a bad stroke, we have stayed in contact for all those years , going back and forth but are now to old to travel. She lost her husband earlier this year and quite honestly if it was me I would not want to keep on living. Another dear friend in the UK has just died. Met through ponies and she stayed with me and then John and I stayed with heron our last trip to the UK. So sad so far away, she fed John the best whiskey. Now we are locked in for a week I think my age is showing as normally,y this would not worry me. Freezing cold, wild weather too. I was going to colour these mad birds with water color but the paper I used, from an old calender would not hold the paint so I am going to use markers instead. A lot of fun doing them. There were people. Pelicans sheltering up the river when we walked to look at the river this morning. Then the wild water around the mouth. Trying to keep occupied. I do wish people would be sensible with this virus. It is raining again a d the trees over the road are being tossed about madly by the wind.

Friday, July 16, 2021

It's winter and my arthritis aches

Pots by the front door. I liberated some geranium cuttings from the school we were staying in at the last Fibre school I was at,not happening any more I am afraid. They look so nice together. I have to have a pot of pansies and violas with their little cat faces at this time of the year, it is winter here, cold and windy and at last wet. I am not exactly enjoying myself, can't get stuck into anything. I really am fed up with aching. Still I have things to do, a doll to stuff, a badger body to knit, head is done, and sketching to do. Trouble is my hands ache. I had my eyes checked yesterday and was told I was doing well for my advanced age and the fact I am diabetic, I did confess to not doing as much and feeling tired a lot. Still I am doing better than my older sister who has had 5 days in hospital with severe anemia and heart failure plus a few other things found on the way. She sounds remarkably cheerful.I don't think I will walk today but hope we can get out for a drive. This wretched covid is out of control again in NSW and Victoria so borders are closed again. I really don't know when we will see the Victorian family and if we will be able to travel if and when the borders open again. We are both finding things get a bit much at the moment. Thank goodness we have the house for another 12 months, and we have both had our 2 covid jabs, not that means a lot at the moment.