FOR TODAY Monday 23rd August 2010
Outside my window...grey skies, humidity and lots of noise as our neighbour's front garden wall is being rebuilt. We had hoped that theirs and ours could be done together but the builder didn't come back to us. We thnk the price has now gone up to an unacceptable level.
I am thinking...whether there will be time to make another batch of damson jam this morning.
I am thankful for...my home as it fits so well with our lifestyle, its location is ideal.
From the kitchen...breakfast clearing to be done, diswasher emptied, jam to be made?
I am wearing...cream trousers (lots of pockets for puffers, hankies and mobile) and blue patterned blouse. Will be changing later.
I am creating...jam.
I am going...to the funeral/ celebration of life for Gemma aged 27 who has died from pancreatic cancer. She was primary school friend of Martha and fellow chorister at church in teens. The church yesterday was decked with flowers and greenery everywhere and more will be added today. Gemma had planned her own funeral, down to every detail.
I am reading...Bill Bryson still.
I am hoping...today is not too upsetting. There have been many church funerals this year but this is the saddest, for grandmother, parents and sibling as well as the whole of our local community.
I am hearing...banging and shouting from builders.
Around the house...Ian has said he is off the cut a piece of wood. Why?
One of my favourite things...watching birds at our bird feeders. Do wonder how they manage to empty the feeders so quickly.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Local studies digitalisation project tomorrow; visiting ancient relative; more jam making; continue to organise family history papers
Mentioning blog and offering a link back to the main page of blog. that started this great template for our thoughts. http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/
Off to do stuff now.