Friday, 9 May 2014

Ok.... i know i said every day, but when i have finished my art doodle for a day, and done all the other things there is very little time left, plus i still think that i have had very little to offer in the way of anything nice to read. ( though somehow i guess that s not a real excuse since i used to do this everyday, but i have done my hand journal )
The past week has seen me trying to keep up with my organisation skills ( not very well) fighting off asthma attacks ( due to pollens and paint) and trying to remember where i have left my gloves for washing up. After looking for them for ages it seems , one has turned up on the living rooms window... the other is still missing in action, or glove napped by someone.  ( i guess that i will just have to get some new ones again)
The weather has not made up its mind what it wants to do at the moment, one moment heavy showers and the next it is sunshine, but always with a nice breeze that will get the washing dry quicker than any tumble dryer if i pay attention and don't leave it in to many showers.
My grumpy cat project  is closer to being cut out , but i am trying to pick a day when i don't feel to stressed so i do not spoil the fabric.... and the leather hood  that i also decided to make is beginning to form , i just need to cut a pattern out of news paper and then i will be the proud owner of one red gimp hood when it is all stitched together. ( these two projects came together when Master mentioned in passing that he would like a grumpy cat to sit on his computer , for some reason He seems to like this miserable looking animal, and so i decided to make one from fleece and fill it with beans so it was pose able , and the red hood came about because i felt i got a bargain from a car boot market when i got a carrier bag overflowing with red leather off cuts for a minimal amount of money.  i have to make something out of it. )
Anyhow have a good Friday

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Monday, 5 May 2014


 Today has seen a very sore and tired me after trying to do so much in the last few days, and being told to rest by Himself because my legs have been so painful. It got to the stage that by tea time my knee kept locking and i was worrying . Master did not say a word of i told you so to me but instead ran me a hot bath and heated me a towel...... Sometimes a hug like this speaks greater volumes than a load of words. i am just one lucky girl. ( but i guess playtime has been put back again)
Hope you all had a good Sunday
hugs saffy

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Sunday, 4 May 2014

 Well as promised here is Saturday's blog. i wont lie, i almost didn't get on here to do this , as today has kept me so busy with all sorts of extra things and i feel really worn out. Good thing about today include that  i heard that my father is potentially cancer free again, after another burst of chemo sessions, ( we will know for definite in six weeks ) The chemo always seems to bring out a fight in him though and i am just glad for him that it was only a short course of it this time .
i have also managed to prepare most of the back garden flower beds for the brightly coloured gems that Master and i have chosen so far, saving just the one to do for tomorrow..... as it will give me something to focus on whilst Master and my middle son finish the decorating that they are doing.
Speaking of decorating i feel eternally grateful that is has been a warmish day today as we have had to have all the windows open upstairs to rid the house of the painty fumes. ( my asthma does not seem to enjoy the freshly painted rooms that much and has already been playing up due to the pollen. )
i am trying desperately to keep it under control as i know that if it is not , there will be not a chance of play for me next week either and i miss the light caress of His canes , although i have noticed that the wooden spoon has suddenly appeared upstairs so maybe i will be lucky and have a bite from that tonight.
Have a good rest of the day all
the light of a candle is never lessened by lighting another .

Saturday, 3 May 2014


 Today was good , we ( Master and i ) went to the market to buy our fruit and Veg and Master got some baby lavender plants for a project that He has planned to do in our garden. ( i also brought Him a baby dahlia  ( just because i like the colours of it)
Life at the moment seems to be very content and i have to try hard not to rock the boat and make it stormy again. Tuesday is bringing more visits for bloods etc and hopefully a coffee afterwards , but in the mean time we have three lovely holiday days to rest and relax and hopefully get some decorating done.
For this month i have set myself the task of trying to grow a full set of nails... ( no easy task when i forget to place the gardening gloves on when pulling weeds or the washing up ones on when doing the dishes. ) Also to drink at least four bottles of the water, and to journal every day , even if there is nothing much to say. Out of all of them probably the writing one is the one i am least likely to succeed in. ( BUT i am determined. ) Have a good rest of the Friday all .
(time nine twenty seven pm)

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Monday, 28 April 2014

stolen meme

  What is your occupation?
mum...wife... slave... what ever He chooses...(it was preschool teacher when i used to work.)

2. What colour are your socks right now?
White fluffy ones with pink and green spots on them.

3. What are you listening to right now?
Chickens and a loud tick of a clock.

4. Last thing you ate?

5. Can you drive a stick shift?
Not officially.

6. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
(only one?) ok  gold

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
My daughter

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
Didn't have it sent but spotted it and "borrowed " it

9. How old are you?

10. Favourite drink? 
green tea

11. What is your favourite sport to watch?
Rugby or football.... and i am very verbal watching both

12. Have you ever dyed your hair?
The hairdresser does it these days, but yes in the past

13. Pets?
One spoilt husky

14. Favourite food?

15. What was the last movie you watched?
Dispicable me
16. What was the last book you read?
The hobbit , because i needed to make sure i wasn't going mad when i thought that the film was so different to the actual book.

17. What do you do to vent anger?
depends... walk with the dog or beat the pillow up.

18. What was your favourite toy as a child?
  A chad valley Jacko monkey.

19. What is your favourite season?
Spring time... all the new life. 
20. Hugs or kisses?

21. Cherries, Blueberries or Strawberries?

Ronnie, thanks , i stole it from you x

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

what , i thought holidays were stress free.

 What a manic few days......
But , first before i start an apology to morningstar, atm = at the moment. ( i am for ever getting wrong for using shortened English and shouldn't have done it. ) And ummm , i kind of pressed the wrong button and deleted the rest of your comment. Sorry.
We have had a real busy weekend, including some  hiccups and a few drama moments... Two of the children descended on Easter Saturday, and so much laughter was had by us all , despite being young grownups i find they still want eggs... and our daughter brought some over also. ( during the drama , noise and confusion , i forgot to give one out to our egg man ( he brings chicken eggs each week so they don't get cracked on the way home from the grocery store ~ it started one year as a joke, and has gone on ever since. ) When the young ones had gone on their different ways ( to parties and dinners) Master and i sat down for a well earned rest and chat. i learnt that He has not given up on the yellow folder idea, He just does not feel that it is the right time to give it out at the moment , and is waiting because there are certain things that need to be put into place before i can begin it. ( i guess i can be patient )
Sunday saw us dining on a giant roast turkey , and much fun and laughter happening with the three of us in our house. It was lovely to eat dinner, wear silly party hats and watch a film, just taking in time with Master and the middle one.
Monday saw a visit to the garden centre  , where we found out our post had been going missing again in a round about way. Master choose a load of brightly coloured flowers to plant in the beds that i had been preparing over the holiday period, and some other bits and pieces , including  a few paint brushes and wall fixings... We went to the till to pay, and His card was rejected.. this actually brought panic on to me because i knew we had well over enough to pay for the plants and stuff three times over and told the lady so. Master said that He would go to the cash machine to withdraw the funds as sometimes the till readers are cranky, and the card told Him to contact the bank as soon as possible. ( but would not allow Him any money. By this time i was really panicky, worrying that the thing had been cloned or, hacked or something and worrying about our bills etc...
We returned home after apologising to the shop till worker, ( He would not let me use my bank cards ) and Master headed for His Internet banking. He had been locked out of this as well. On phoning up the number on the card, He was eventually  told that they had changed the bank account and sent Him a new letter about this, and that they had also sent Him a new card separately as the old one would become void after a month.... We had not received these... and it turned out that this is now the fourth letter (important one) that we know of that has not been delivered to our house....As we have got other peoples mail through our door and a new post lady i can only conclude that she has sent out things ( including Master's new bank card) to another house. ) It does not give me much hope for the British postal system and i know that i would not like to be in her shoes when Master has to complain again.
Today has been spent with a trip to the health service people and now resting , and trying to update my neglected blog. i hope you all had a better Easter holiday than we did .

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Updates... maybe not.

 For days the new list has sat on the office window sill, tempting me to look at it, taunting me to try and read a few bits of it.... and today i has gone..... i have seen where He has placed it... (neatly under the little printer brought from a thrift shop, )but in truth i am starting to not want it.
Don't get me wrong , i am still a stubborn , pig headed , submissive slave, and definitely His and His alone. but i am finding more and more , where there was the burning curiosity to want to read it and follow the instructions, now i am more worried that i am so used to making my own decisions and not having a list, that i will fail it dismally when and if i ever do get it.
( for those who can not do mind reading , i am talking about my list of instructions that Master made me for the start of 2014 , which  for one reason or another have not made it to me to be carried out.) i have tried using the old ones, not the same if there is no comment on them..i tried for weeks to peep at the new ones , (managing to read a few words , but not really making sense without the whole picture) Now i don't want to look.
i justify this mind frame in my mind by dedicating everything that i do to the best of my ability to making His and my family comfy, but it is hard .. and the list was easier.. maybe this old bird can learn new tricks , who knows... but for now i am off to garden and pull the weeds.
have fun all .
ps it is 10:49 am here atm morningstar .

the light of a candle is never lessened by lighting another .