Monday, 16 November 2015

Me On Monday - November 16th

Linking in with Sian & the other Monday Wavers
at :http://fromhighinthesky.blogspot.ca/


Lights Up On The House
Paris - what can be said; I am feeling that all my woes, concerns are nothing compared to the grief in Paris, in the world, I can't grasp this I think one of the best ways to give tribute to the lives lost is for us to treasure the little everyday moments we have & to be grateful for them. 

 the downed leaves are finally raked up, some were put on the field behind us, along with a sprinkle of dirt to help with weed suppression / several warm sunny afternoons so we put up the Christmas lights & Angel (not turned on until December 1st) /new book from the library "Come Rain Or Shine, not a recommendation on my part / sorting through what I have & what I need in the Christmas gift bag & wrap / a few more Christmas gifts purchased / dentist appointment on the 13th went fine, no I'm not superstitious at all (she says with fingers crossed, while touching wood & tossing salt over her left shoulder) / celebrating a friend's birthday with lunch & gift exchange / enjoying the warmth of the new furnace / a wee bit of scrapping / pondering things I have read on blogs, deep things, light things but inspiration / could be left over feels from the previous week, but I got teary quite a bit reading such lovely things / pre-designed colouring & making mandalas, not very good at it yet / chasing down workmen for repair/fix followup - hey you were quick to take the cheque, I'd like to see the same response with customer satisfaction / booking the "professional" Christmas photo session, it's a charity fund raiser that a local Photographer hosts at her farm each end of November - her blue barn doors are decorated with wreaths & garlands, bookings sell out within an hour, this year I scored 2:38pm on the 28th; now what to wear / Mr Man did a final cut of the lawns / living in a 4 distinct season country, why I am surprised every season, just how much there is to do specific for that season? The winter prep stuff is the most dreary of tasks, it's putting everything away, cutting back / there's no colour in the garden that I can see except brown / it certainly was a wonderful summer on the patio, but it feels like we just were prepping for summer / life speeding at the sound of my own OhMyGoodness! 

Monday, thank you & I promise to notice all the things you bring my way this week & I promise to go out & find colour in the garden.



McDonald's Holiday Cups - Red Of A Different Variety; tea on the left for me, coffee on the right for him

















 

18 comments:

  1. It's hard to know what to say: it's just so incredibly sad.

    I saw one Mondayer wishing everyone a SAFE week this week. That feels like a good wish!

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    1. In view of all that happened, it holds so much more to wish someone a safe week. I once heard the parting salutation of "go carefully" I like that.

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  2. Looks like you are getting geared up for Christmas!

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    1. Christmas is my second most favourite holiday - my birthday is first ;)

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  3. Sounds like you are really getting organised for that big December event!
    I think we are all feeling very thankful for the little things in life after the news from France - it's hard to comprehend the enormity of it.
    Have a good week x

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    1. I find that December requires me to pull out all my list making skills & abilities (lol). I hope Deb you have a good week also.

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  4. The very sad events in France certainly do put my troubles into perspective. The Christmas photo session sounds fun and I'm with you on having tea rather than coffee. Have a lovely week x

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    1. Thanks Louise. It is one of the sad parts of life, it is one of the good parts of life, it does go on. Hoping you have a wonderful week.

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  5. You are very well-organised with your X-mas preps. I'm always cramming things in at the last minute - last year I even did my wrapping on Christmas morning!

    Amen to your first paragraph - perfectly expressed.

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    1. Thanks Lady Ella. A few years back a friend of mine creative fabric sacks in Christmas fabric, it was a fund raiser so I bought about 6-7 & I use those now for our Christmas gifts - makes "wrapping" an easy task.

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  6. Sounds like you've had another busy week and are well on the way with your Christmas preparations.

    You've perfectly right - it's appreciating the little moments in our lives which allow us to pay homage to the ones who lost their lives in such an horrific way.

    Take care x

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    1. Thanks Eileen. I have had to keep the news off - it just over whelms me. I know it needs to be reported on but I really don't want to see those poor terrified people running for their lives over & over again. So much in my life to be thankful for, the present is the present time.

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  7. Waking up to the terrible news on Saturday morning was overwhelming. Trying to make sense of something when there is none, as far as I can see. All any of us can do is continue to live our lives and drive out the fear and hatred in any way we can. Our grass could do with one last cut, but it was far too wet at the weekend. It might have to stay scruffy 'til Spring.

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    1. I think you are so right Fiona about there is no sense to be made of it. I find it distressing that suddenly there seems to be so many experts on F/B or the internet about what needs/should be done. I wish it was an easy answer. Our forecast is for rain later in the week so timing for us was perfect - it's the time of year when just a degree or two can make rain or snow :-(

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  8. Although I am only getting to you mid-week, I too still feel the events of the weekend - and it's uplifting to be reminded of what it is that we can do, so thank-you :). Gosh, that sounds like a very busy weekend; I had to smile at your comment about the cheque and felt guilty about our not having done enough in the garden before the wind and rain arrived. Hoping you are having a good a week as it can be.

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    1. I think all of the past week/weekend events will sit with us for quite a while. I am glad I could provide an uplift. So far the week is going ok, I hope yours is as you'd like it.

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  9. Do you know I giggled out loud at the whole touching wood, throwing salt But I'm glad it all went well. It's a scary world we live in but you're right, taking time to look at the little things are what it's all about

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  10. It was fun to read about your mandala making in the mix of everything! If it's any consolation to you, my first mandalas were nothing to brag about either. Lol. Keep at it! They get easier and more rewarding the longer you stick with it! :o)

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