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Monday, 25 May 2009

The Sun is Shining

Spent most of yesterday in the garden. The plastic greenhouse is up again, stood on a paving stone and tied to the fence this time. Weeded and dug manure over the flower bed and sowed some flower seeds. Moved the potatoes and one remaining (after the wind) tomato plant to the other side of the garden - where the sun is mainly.

Finally emptied the washing basket. As it was a nice day I did all the hand washing that has been lurking at the bottom of the washing basket for months as well as two wool blankets that we use for snuggling on the sofa. Only thing is now I have sooo much ironing to do. I'm tempted to send it to the ironing lady I used after I'd broken my arm but will resisted the temptation lol.

Still have the old sofa. No-one is interested in it. I'm going to see how much is it to get it taken away. Apparently the council will collect up to 10 items for so much. We have two old bikes and am looking to see what else they can take.

The plumber never turned up! I guess the doesn't want the work but it does annoy me me a bit when he said he was coming, it doesn't take much just to call to say he can't make it. Anyway got some other numbers so will ring them this week.

Had a lovely day today, spending time with my mum. She recently had pneumonia (she's 78) and I spent the week at hers caring for her. Am pleased to see she has made a full recovering and is back driving and getting out and about. I swear she has a better social life than me but I wouldn't want is any other way. We went shopping, I stocked up with some bedding plants and did a food shop. We also went to our local farm shop, which is a lovely place. They had little chicks, pigglets, rabbits and goats. There was lots of families there with their childrens running around in the sunshine looking at the animals, climbing on the old tractor. It is a very old style tractor and I can remember us having one when I grew up (we lived on a farm) and my dad leaving it in the paddock (making it safe to leave) after it had finished it's working life. Me and my friends use to climb on it and pretened to drive it. Great to see other kids doing the same after all these years.

Right better get on with some of the ironing!


Dannie said...

Sounds like you have been making the most of the sunshine! Glad your mum is ok, must have been quite scary her having pneumonia.

Rainbowchild said...

Thanks Dannie, yes it was a shock when I saw her when she first got ill but now she's back on top form - made of strong stuff lol