Thursday, 1 July 2010

Forgetting to smell the roses?

It seems I've been forgetting to smell the roses recently. Not taking time to take a step back and appreciate things, to slow the pace and think of myself (and others) a little bit more, I'm crabby when I'm tired! Tuesday night it all came crashing down and I felt SOOOOOOOOOO tired and really quite poorly. I took myself off to bed at 8.30 and slept until 7am the next day.
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Lovely Hubby went into work late so he could feed the animals and clean out the henhouses for me, now you know why I call him 'Lovely'.
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My 'va-va-voom' had hopped on its motorbike and zoomed off to play with someone else's, possibly Pennys, I downscaled all the jobs for the day and, horror of horrors, didn't even water the polytunnel until it had gotten cooler at 8pm.
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Today I feel slightly better and ready to get into the swing a bit more, there are lots of carrots still to be harvested and soooooo much spinach Popeye would be in heaven, so that's another job to do, but first I am going to walk my poor neglected doggies and take the time to smell the roses or any other delightful scents that drift my way. Camera in hand I will walk the fields and take an hour for myself (and the hounds) and snap you a picture.
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By the way I know the photo at the top is of sunflowers and not roses, but I don't grow roses, you can't eat them....can you?
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I'm off.........
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Sue xx

11 comments:

  1. umm I'm starting to think all the va va Vooms are on a lovely holiday somewhere.

    If I'm not irritable then I'm on the verge of tears.

    Need a huge thunderstorm to clear the air..

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  2. I agree. I think sometimes we forget that the soul needs nourishment too. Jak x

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  3. You take all the time you need Sue, have a lovely wander with the dogs, thinking of you today,
    Sarah x

    ps best wishes to Bad Penny too, hope you feel better soon x

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  4. Can I come too? and Bobby dog.
    Sometimes we give ourselves a faster pace, that's good in small doses but, not for prolonged times. Enjoy your walk and smell as much as you can, but I think the best thing is to simply breathe! That would be nice after the rain we're promised!

    Sandie xx

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  5. You can all come too, hitch up your dogs and lets stride the fields together, there is no rain...yet! But the birds are singing and the bees are a buzzing, they seem to know the secret of simple living, I'm going to stop and ask a passing butterfly for some tips.

    Sue xx

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  6. oh please no rain, not quite yet- hay cut but not baled!
    xx
    ps rose petal jam? Good enough reason to grow roses?

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  7. Sometimes it all just catches up with us, so I'm glad to hear that you're taking things a bit easier today.

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  8. Thanks for the reminder to slow down. I forget to do this most of the time and always miss something that I was usually looking forard to seeing! I hope you've had a good day!!!

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  9. Rose petal jam....mmmmmm, I hadn't thought of that one!

    Sue xx

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  10. Take care of yourself Sue.

    I was thinking of you on Tuesday night actually, while I watched one of those 'begin life again' programs where a family had moved to a country place and bought chickens etc...

    It's idyllic but hard I guess.

    Be gentle on yourself today
    x

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  11. I agree so much....we MUST stop regularly and take in what's around us. It's quite revitalizing and yet slows down the mind. Ah-h-h

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