This week literally flew by...
I can hardly believe it's Friday and what do I have to show for it you may well ask?
The usual stuff that seems to take up a lot of time...stuff that I can do fairly easily because I have been doing it most of my adult life.
The domestic chores, dishes, cooking, grocery shopping, walking, working, laundry....
I find that if I put things away the minute that I finish them I can reduce the amount of clutter and chaos.
Keeping things tidy on the home front keeps me in a zen zone.
My cleaning gal does a fabulous and efficient job on her shift so I am freed up to play with Pepper, chat with friends, visit my Mom, browse in shops, see my family, or explore galleries.
(which I have not done for a long time)
I have had coffee out with friends, an in home visit with my lovely DIL and her adorable daughter Isla, walked every day rain or shine, started reading Alone in The Classroom by Elizabeth Hay, blogged, took photographs, played with Pepper, and weighed myself only to find that the scale remained the same as last week...
and I ate one brownie!
Pretty tame and slow, a simple life, a life I am happy to be living, a life that suits me just fine.
Look at that sky.
I just love that shade of blue.
I am wearing blues today...
a fringed woven scarf
Worn with black denim jeans,
white tank top layered under a black sweater.
The Humble Bungalow Garden has gone to the dogs.
I have hung up my garden gloves for the season and will rest until Spring.
Hints of former beauty wilt and wither...
The Black Mondo Grass has produced some berries and seems happy.
A bright red rose hip adds a punch of colour.
In the snow birds are able to snack on these plump and juicy treats.
Two late bloomers
this hydrangea bush was hit hard by the last winter's weather and I thought it had died but it has rallied
and although it bore very few flowers I think it's on the mend.
This was a surprise!
not usually putting on a display in November.
On the agenda for the weekend
I will be voting in a civic election
meeting up with a blogger for some thrift shopping
making a dinner that I will double to serve later in the week
and pushing the broom in the dusty bowels of the bungalow basement!
What are you planning to do?
I hope you'll find some time to be thankful and count your blessings.
Perhaps you'll enjoy a nap...
Pepper is an expert in the field...
now if only she could give me a lesson!