Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bits and pieces....

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Marie from A Year at Oak Cottage had this lovely picture on her blog recently and I just had to post it too. Ooh, and her recipes are yummy!
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Thursday morning was very cold and foggy. This is a view out the back of our place, the building is an old stable with coach house. I love how the fog was just hovering low around the windmill.
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This is our huge flock of sheep - on the left is Hoppy (he is old and not very nimble on his feet) and on the right is DJ. He actually belongs to my brother in law and is a pet sheep. When they left their farm for town life they thought they'd have to have him destroyed but we said he could come and live on our 2.5 acres. He will come up for a scratch on the nose and once a year, I have to trim the fleece from his eyes so he can see better. They gets shorn, drenched and have lice treatment every October by my other brother in law. Lifes good, down on the farm!
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Sun coming up on Friday morning - the sunrises have been very pretty some mornings because of the fog. I actually missed a really good picture on Thursday morning of whispy low cloud hanging between trees and houses the other morning. I was on my way into town for a loaf of bread but didn't have time to double back for my camera. Drats!
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I had half a meltdown on Thursday morning. After not one, but two trips into town early, I had still forgot to get something and was angry with myself. Then I didn't think I had a fresh shirt for Bri to wear to school (I get angry when I do 'Mum fails') but there was actually 2 clean ones in the clean, dried clothes basket, then this happened, then that happened, then the cleaner cancelled (and we were having a guest for dinner that evening - Grr!), then I nearly sconed myself (with a basket with 6 glass coffee jars in it) trying to put something away in the linen press. I let out an almighty blood curdling screeeeeaaam/groan! It frightened the life out of Angus (who I thought had left for work) and made myself feel stupid!
The sign is quite true - until I drop those balls I juggle, nobody takes notice of what I do around the place - the 2 loads of washing (at least) a day, hanging out, bringing in, folding, picking up, putting away, tidying, straightening, relocating, wiping, dusting, ironing, shining, polishing... and then I go to work!
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Once I got to work, I took a deep breathe in and made myself a cuppa and then the day got better after that. Breathe Joolz, breathe!
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Cheers - Joolz

7 comments:

  1. So nice that you took in the pet sheep. :)

    Yep, some days just can't seem to get a good start. I'm glad it all came together.

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  2. haha, great post...all so true! Glad you're day got better!

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  3. Doncha just hate days like that!
    Lovely photo's!

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  4. Love the foggy pics! Yes sometimes we all do 'Mum fails" and like you I do get cranky with myself.
    Yes we should all learn to breathe:0)

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  5. Great photos, I would like more land so I can keep a cow and I can fully relate to days like that ,glad it got better :)

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  6. Hi Joolz,

    Dont you just love days like this! I am glad to hear that your day did improve though!

    There is truth about the saying "a woman's work is never done!" I find it frustrating that when I am running around doing everything, other people are sitting doing nothing like in this house last night! Mind you tea/dinner is getting cooked for me tonight so life should be easier just for one day. In my rush the other night, I left the freezer door ajar and didn't notice it until 22 hours later grr!

    Take care,
    xTania

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  7. I love the veiw you have out over the stables...and the sheep are so cute...
    I have been wondering why I say I am going to work when in fact I do harder work before I leave and when I get home...
    Must think of a new saying for us Mums I think...

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