It’s been a frantic week this end of the world. On Monday i drove about 4 hours north to visit my eldest sister who has chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It is so hard seeing her struggle and the limitations these horrible illnesses put on her, especially when she’s such a vital person and still wants to lead that vital life with her family.
That said, age is really enduring as was a testament when i went to Rotorua on Saturday to my mother’s sister’s 90th birthday. It was a lovely occassion with family from Australia and the USA coming in to celebrate those 90 glorious years. Saturday too was the start of clocks going forward for daylight saving and New Zealand’s government elections, so three momentous things on one day. That, unfortunately meant that i was dead toast on Sunday. We had to leave Rotorua early as our daughter was going to Hawaii and we had to do the airport drop off.
So finally home, catching up on the laundry and real life in full bloom as I juggle getting it all done. Or at least attempt to.
But rather than focus on what has to be done, and my growing list, i thought i would post a few pics of little bits and pieces i have gotten done lately.
First was a few pots getting ready for spring. My green thumb has turned more black these days and don’t ask me to grow parsley – for some reason I seem to kill all parsley plants.
Cooking up ham and sun dried tomato pinwheel scones, great for Saturday/Sunday lunch was a weekend task
Next on the agenda was play around with some old front door wreaths I made. I’m a complete novice at this and am hoping to do a new one in a few days, so check back and see. I adore seeing ones others have done, but i’m not very up on the technical skills of it, but it is fun to do and that’s the most important thing.
I also wanted to add some interest to the smallest room in the house (yes the toilet!) Ideally i’d love to paint the walls a dark color, but that’s not happening yet (have to convince hubby). He thinks it would be too dark, because a small room, but it’s small, nothing is going to change that LOL. I had the vintage gold mirror that is all curves and scrolls – it was my mothers, so i gathered up some old picture frames, painted them with a gray chalk paint, then i had a can of gold spray paint, dabbed a bit on an old cloth and sort of sponged it on the frames.
I don’t the room is finished yet. It needs that color. What do you think? Any suggestions.
So that’s me lately, doing a few fluffy things, and enjoying the creativity.
A bit of this and a bit of that, a good way to recharge the body, mind and soul.
What have you done lately that helps you recharge. Do comment below and let me know.