OK, today I need to shout out loud that the chaotic nature and the apparent lack of organization in my life is not my fault, and I have proof! This was my rough plan for today:
6.30 am. Drag myself out of bed (if I can be bothered – or do a bigger walk later in the day and move later stuff forewards). Make coffee. Drink coffee. Wash, get dressed.
7.00 am Walk
9.30 – 10 am Arrive home. Suffer indicisive meltdown – coffee or loo first? Cross legs, jump up and down, put kettle on and run upstairs.
9.45 am Drink coffee. Continue with a previous project (aah secrets for tomorrow). Add insert to card for Kathy. Decorate it? Start decorating envelope.
10.30 Take Chris (my son) a coffee, make breakfast for Chris. Try to wake Chris… Repeat at least 10 times. Wind myself up into a dealing with teenager frenzy.
10.40 Make lunch box for Chris and early lunch for myself. Put tv on, catch up with news and switch channels at least 50 times while eating early lunch.
11.30 Start shouting ‘Christianos (Sunday name) you need to get up.’
12.00 Take card to post office.
12.30 Pick up Mags (who I usually see on Saturday but can’t this week ‘cos I’m going to Lotherton Hall with the Ramblers. Take Mags to Royd Moor viewing point (though I didn’t know it was called that and had only a rough idea as to how to get there – all part of the fun!)
2pm ish – take Mags to the Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm/Factory. Oooh an aah and ponder over choices and select something that sounds exciting/should not exist – previously I tried elderflower and gooseberry – which was absolutely delicious, then there was jaffa cake, and I seem to remember something with ginger (check out the flavoursYummy Yorkshire Ice Cream flavours and dare to dream).
4pm Home and work on poppy crafts for blog – already started earlier.
5.30pm Walk with Sandra.
6.30 Finish crafts.
7pm Tv for an hour or so while I cook tea for Chris. Eat etc.
9.30 pm blog.
OK, so it’s 11.30 pm. This is how it went:
6.30 I was wide awake, pondered whether I could be bothered with a walk, decided to go to Rabbit Ings and maybe over to Shafton and Cudwoth and fields between. Drank half a cup of coffee, washed, dressed, and ready (but not enthusiastically) to go.
7.00 pm Set off to Rabbit Ings. Bumped into Mandy and chatted for at least 30 mins and found out wonderful things about her that I didnt previously know ( et mandy about 20 years ago at antenatal clinic when we were both mega massive and mega scared). Started to really enjoy the walk, went over to Shafton, set off to Cudworth, side tracked onto a country path. Took photos on the way. Spotted a beautiful red poppy field, climbed up to it and felt glad to be alive. Random evidence:
Walked home with a smile on my face and started working through to 11.30 ish. As usual took longer than I thought to finish the card and decorate the envelope (the Christianos scenario ran as expected, he is still a teenager). More evidence of craft work completed:
12.30 – rang Mags to say I was running 10 mins late. Picked up Mags. Called at post office to post card. Drove to Royd Moor viewing point and had a great time talking to Mags, sheep, taking photos and dancing around circle like a loony to make Mags laugh. Proof of visit:
That’s my darling Mags making me laugh after I’d danced and skipped around the circle She will have a hissy fit when I tell her she is on the tinternet!
Ok, so next we had a leisurely drive down some lovely country lanes in the general direction of the Ice Cream Factory. We managed to pootle onto the correct main road and then …….
Da daah! Henry (my car, named by Mags) huffed and puffed and spluttered an said “Forget it!” A local resident gave us the postcard and I rang International Rescue and Thunderbird 1 arrived after 2 games of I Spy, and a game of ‘For my breakfast I had – an apple, bacon, cornflakes, damsons, eggs, fruit and fibre, gruel, halibut, icecream (we wish big time) jam, kippers…. and some wonderful woman restored our faith in humanity by stopping her car and handing over a large bottle of water with ice still floating in it – how wonderful. We had quite a nice time really for two people stranded at the side of the road in the middle of nowhere.
So Virgil or Brains or whoever (I’d lost the plot by this time) took us all the way home because he lives in the village where we live – how cool is that! He was luvverly. Had I been a one or two years younger (cringe) and he had been single it would have been a match made in Heaven! We laughed all the way to the local garage.
When I finally arrived home I had to go onto plan B. I had started plan A but it wasn’t cooked (finished). Here is a clue of what may appear tomorrow/today – fate allowing for this of course:
So, on my arrival home I went into panic mode, had to do something, had to do it quick, so this is what I made:
I used the fabrics dyed previously, based it on the pictures taken earlier today and generally went with the flow.
It’s now 12.35 pm. Despite the fact that my day was not as planned, and the fact that my car is in the garage, I had quite a good day. Decent weather, lovely countryside, beautiful poppies, a great friendship, brilliant customer service and I managed to make a card at the end of the day. It was a day to remember. Sometimes we need a little excitement in life!
My plans for tomorrow…
Well…. Your guess is as good as mine, but I will blog!
Welcome to my world!