Like Ginger I've been caught gazing into space on many occasions over this past few days.
There's lots on my mind at the moment, obviously we are really busy with our diaries needing to be updated and co-ordinated on a regular basis so we each know what the other is doing and what we are doing together. Planning the dogs visits to kennels when necessary, visits to Wales, to Solicitors, to family, planning time when we can just 'be' and yes, that is just as important as all the other things.
There is so much going on at the moment, it seems that after months, nay years of planning everything is neatly coming together, but it melds so seamlessly there would be little time left for the simple things if we did not make it so.
Ginger can be snapped back to the here and now so easily with a simple 'hello boy' or an even more simple 'shh shh' and he turns and looks, acknowledging your presence with those beautiful eyes .......
... but then his attention wanders and again he sits this time staring into a different space.
I know the feeling well, one minute I can be on my hands and knees weeding in the Courgette patch (the nettles and me are fighting an on-going battle this year), the next the trowel is lightly held and I sit back and think, sometimes it takes only a butterfly skimming low in front of me to snap me out of the trance like state other times I need a barking Jack Russell to bring me back to the here and now.
So many lists, so many compartments filled with information and all tucked neatly inside this little old head of mine.
I think I need to take Lovely Hubby's lead and start committing things to paper.
I have plans for September, if I didn't make plans for it I think it would whizz by in a flash, there's so much to do. We have a weekend away all to ourselves at the start of the month, with friends coming to look after the farm, we should be the owners of our new house by the 13th and that will involve lots of travelling backwards and forwards, plans have been laid already for the first few major jobs.
We need to make the driveway safe and install gates to protect the dogs from the busy road that runs parallel to our land. Luckily we are backed by our woodlands (oh how good it feels to say that 'our woodlands') and that should entice the cats at least, to the back of the house and upwards, away from the danger of the fast flowing road, they are both used to the excitement and hunting opportunities that the woods can bring them. We need to get the kitchen slightly redesigned to make way for the reconditioned Aga that we are currently looking for, and we are making full use of the cupboards that we will be needing to move around. The vendors are taking away a cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer, of these we need only a washing machine so the spaces the other appliances filled will instead be accommodating the units we are moving to make way for the Aga. It should work. We have just this morning decided that the last remaining space, the breakfast bar will have a double sided bookcase underneath it to house my lovely collection of cook books. How often would we sit at a breakfast bar when the table will be only four feet away!!
This is just a snippet of what we have planned, there is so much more, and I have decided to call this September ....
... there's an irony in there somewhere, but my foggy brain is not quite getting it.