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Spring is coming!  Not fast enough for any of us, I believe.  But it is on its’ way.
I always used to have daffodils in my home years ago, with sprigs of forsythia too.  During my marriage, I never had them.. I’m not totally sure what his problem was about flowers, other than you had to pay for them…but at any rate,I never had them. Not for 16 years.  
But that’s all over and done with now.  And, here in my lounge, I have daffodils again.  A happy, colourful sign of life..
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And somehow, a candle is a sign of hope for me.. can’t truly explain it, but as long as a flame flickers, there’s hope in the darkness, and life in the world….
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February already?

Yep…unbelievable!  The days just pass so quickly, don’t they.

So, today, February 2nd, will see people congregate in a little town in Pennsylvania, to watch a groundhog being pulled out of his comfy bed.  Then some human in a weird hat will decide whether the poor creature saw his shadow.  Or not.  And that is a very scientific way, of course, to determine whether spring will soon be here or if we will endure a longer winter.

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This particular February 2nd is also the first Rheumatoid Awareness Day.

 

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However, although I used to live in Pennsylvania and am used to the Groundhog’s predictions.  And although I also have Rheumatoid Arthritis and other related health issues, I have to tell you, that for me today is just another…

 

Saturday!

 

It’s’ my weekend on duty.  And Saturday is usually a late shift for me, unless they need to switch shifts for some reason.

 

So today, I type this on my notebook, while lying in bed.  Very lazy.  Soon, I’ll be preparing for work…and almost forcing myself by the end of the work day to keep moving.

And at some point during this day I will do at least a couple of rows of knitting, or throw some stitches into my cross stitch project… or read a page of my book…

Or maybe I’ll just stare into space like a zombie!!!  lol

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What are your plans?

Whatever they are, I hope you have a wonderful, healthy, pain free day!

:)x

I have been very lucky really, in that I have met a lot of lovely people through using the internet.  Twitter in particular.

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Dawn and I both knit…tweet…do Facebook…and both of us also go nuts over the same four legged man known as Badger-Boo…

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Like I said at the beginning…I’m very lucky!  Friends are the spice of life.

:)x

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I was out the other day, messing around in the front garden.  So now I have these two pots planted up, each with about half a dozen miniature tulip bulbs, and violas on top.  Hopefully, they’ll come up healthy and colourful in the spring.  🙂

I was quite proud of myself really to find the bulbs and violas on sale.  Well, ok, so the violas were on the clearance shelf at Homebase..but they look healthy enough, so who cares if I only had to pay 60p for 4 pots of them?  (Tightwad?  Me??  No way!!)

 

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I “inherited” both of these baskets from my aunt and uncle this year, when they moved house.  I  had trailing ivy geranium in the top one, and a fuchsia in the bottom.  Now they are also planted with the violas.  Would have been better with trailing plants, I grant you, but even so, they should look ok.

The geranium and fuchsia plants weren’t actually dead.. I’ve cut them right back, with the thought that maybe…just maybe… they might live and be ready for next year.  A girl can only try, huh?

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I moved into my flat not long ago really.  At first, my attention was consumed by getting everything indoors sorted.  Then, predictably, my attention was drawn outside.

The back garden was being overrun with brambles and bind weed.  The front wasn’t (isn’t) so bad, although the rose bushes were straggly and in need of a darned good pruning.

So, I gave them a ‘haircut’.

 

I suppose it looks a little drastic to me because they were so out of control.  Fortunately, bushes are forgiving and will grow back most of the time.  Next year we’ll see what happens, I guess!

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I do enjoy getting into the kitchen and baking.  Sometimes the urge to mix flour, sugar, eggs and my other ingredients together hits at odd times.  Just as it did this past Sunday!

It took me only about 10 minutes to whip up this zucchini bread (courgette cake) batter, and have it in the oven, with the smell permeating through the flat.  

And the ease of doing it made me thankful for the foresight which had me grating up my zucchini and bagging it up in 2 cup measures, before popping them into the freezer.

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