I rose at a moderate time, washed up and made breakfast. I tried to make Julia a heart-shaped fried egg but the egg didn’t quite spread inside the frame and then it started to stick to the pan and in the end it looked like three-quarters of an egg, as long as you knew it was supposed to be an heart. If you didn’t know what it was meant to be you wouldn’t have known what it was. My own egg was much more successful as I set out to produce an odd-shaped free-form fried egg with crispy bits, and that was exactly what I ended up with.
Once they were shoved into a cob with bacon and mushrooms it didn’t matter what shape they were. All that matters to me is that my yolk is hard. I don’t really like runny yolks at the best of times but they are a hazard to shirt fronts when used in a sandwich. Julia likes her yolk soft, but as my wife of thirty years, she is accustomed to disappointment.
I have read the comments on my posts, added the word ‘cyanosis’ to one and added a couple of lines to another.
My first post of the day is now done, my new medication has been delivered by a hospital volunteer and Julia is clinking with menace as she sorts jam jars and emanates expectations. She wants me to start filling the skip with bits of shed. She has dragged it to the driveway and it is now time for me to do my bit. I will potter out to offer support and supervision in a moment, then come back to this.
By the magic of WordPress I am now back.
She had been struggling to dismantle a bookcase which had suffered from years of standing in a leaky shed and is therefore un-salvageable. This is the sad state of quite a lot of stuff, including things that had been safely stored in the dry garage last time I saw them. Married men will recognise the note of pain in my writing.
Anyway. the bookcase fell apart from a few taps with a rubber mallet. If I had been able to access a proper hammer it would have taken considerably fewer taps. With a proper Enoch I reckon one blow would have done it. That’s right, when I am in full swing, we are never far from a Luddite link.
Last night, whilst relaxing, I started to read WordPress. I haven’t really done that for years now. It was a very pleasant experience. I’m going to write another few posts to top my total up to two thousand then I’m going to cut back on posting and increase my reading.
Don’t get me wrong – I like all the blogs I read, but I’ve been limited in the last few years and have struggled even to keep up with sporadic reading of my regulars. Given a little more time I’m going to enjoy more reading, particularly as I was able to catch up with a few people I haven’t read for years.
Despite the weather, which features a cold breeze and a threatening low grey sky, I’m feeling quite sunny today, and am hoping that this frame of mind persists.
I’m going to throw in a few cheerful flower photographs from Harlow Carr Gardens and make beans on toast for lunch.
All photographs are irises in spring from our visits to Harlow Carr Garden, apart from the header which is Julia in the Mencap garden at Wilford.
I agree that writing blogs curtails the opportunity to read them but I fear that I am trapped by habit.
Habit can be good. Your life is more interesting than mine, with more moss, sheep and siskins, to name but three.
But no medals, coins, scone comparisons or puffins.
That is true, I do live in a frantic whirl of excitement.
Beautiful photos! And this “as my wife of thirty years, she is accustomed to disappointment.” made me laugh out loud.
🙂 Good to know I can still promote mirth.
The photos are beautiful, Quercus! Looking forward to what you and Julia find with your cameras as you start to go out and about again.
How is the arthritis these days? Still improving?
Yes, it’s coming along nicely thanks. I’ve just had an increase in dosage and they delivered more today so I’m all set for the next few weeks. 🙂
We will have to try harder with the photography as we have been a bit lazy recently.
Beautiful, beautiful irises!
Thank you Laurie. I must try harder on my flower photos once I start going out again.
Particularly good pics today. I can wait no longer for you to see this post: https://derrickjknight.com/2020/02/20/one-for-quercus/
I will follow the link…
I can recommend it to everyone – Derrick in his natural habitat!
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