Saturday, February 19, 2011

Standing and Staring

I've been rushing about non-stop ever since I got back from our delightful Christmas in Tenby.

Because I thought that Stephen was going to be made redundant, I accepted every bit of work that was offered to me for January and February - and I know I'm jolly lucky to have been offered it.

Even when it's been the weekend I've always worked apart from very occasionally when we've had visitors.

As I have said many times, I love all my work, and it's true. I got some lovely feedback on it yesterday that really gladdened my heart.

But I know I need to stop more. Next week is not so busy - - and today I've stopped.

There is masses of housework to do, and I'm jolly well not doing it - apart from a few loads of washing and they're not particularly difficult to do. Oh, and I fed the birds.

The weather is truly lousy - this morning it was snowing, and now it's thawing like crazy. It's misty and beginning to get dark. I didn't feel like going out at all and neither did Stephen, whose dislike of cold days is even stronger than mine.

I'm waching a flock of long-tailed tits in the bushes in the front of the house. I have watched several episodes of Coronation Street. "What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?" wrote WH Davies (the rest of the poem gets a bit cumbersome towards the end but he makes an excellent point!)

Usually my mother drives me slightly nuts by urging me to leave all my jobs and have a rest. She's been saying this since I was doing my homework in my teens!

Today I'm obeying her. I am standing and staring. And I'm looking forward to Spring.


Blogger Jennyta said...

Good for you. Enjoy your 'standing and staring'. :)

5:37 pm  
Blogger Yorkshire Pudding said...

What a small world! I'm watching tits in Bangkok too!

1:00 am  
Blogger JeannetteLS said...

Staring is good. Stopping is good. You will undoubtedly start up again far too soon, right? What better thing to look at than Spring? 20 degrees with a howling wind and still more than half a foot of snow left from the 2.5 feet (a meter?) we had here in CT. Think I'll stop and stare and look forward to Spring myself.

1:32 am  

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