Thanks for dropping in today.
Thanks also for watching HOCHANDA yesterday.
You have to admit, it is getting good.
I love it up there. The presenters are all so delightful.
It was great to be back with Leonie too.
About blimming time.
Friday’s blog a private peek, right?
Today’s the first day I have stopped for a while now.
It’s quite important from time to time, don’t you agree?
To stop and reassess the situation?
Hang on, let’s me flick the switch.
The kettle, that is!
Nothing like a cuppa when you’re reassessing Life!
These two pests, Wurka and Hollick,
have definitely moved back in.
The thing is, I had so many years of just pedalling to stay afloat,
to pay the rent and the bills, that they were my friends.
Or so I thought.
Wurka would say,“just do more and you will be ok this month”
and Hollick would say, “You never know what’s round the corner, so get ahead - just in case”
This then becomes a working part of the mindset.
This is what you end up believing and living by.
And I would wager that there are many, many people reading this who totally - and I mean TOTALLY - get me.
So to have a day off when my teammates are spiralling at Clarity trying to keep up with the unprecedented surge is just not possible.
I can stay away from the building,
but I just end up running up the phone bill!
This blog helps.
To just switch off and come in here.
It helps more than you can imagine.
Some might consider it work.
It’s a pleasant part of my daily routine;
more like meditation than work actually.
Sometimes we craft, sometimes we just chat.
But I don’t recall ever working in here.
To me it’s a daily date I have made with you.
What I have figured out is to MAKE DATES!
You know how we make business appointments?
I even have an international Conference Call this afternoon!
Well, I make private dates in exactly the same way now.
And I stick to them. Shit or bust, hell or high water.
It doesn’t matter what’s kicking off at Clarity,
I makes dates with people I love, and I keep them.
It would be so easy to cancel that dinner date, or that evening at the cinema, or the bowling session, or the day at the gallery,
or the Adele concert - NOT A CHANCE!!!!
(All of which I’m happy to say are in the March calendar).
And Wurka has certainly been wurkin on it!!
But if I start buying in to the “roll your sleeves up and clear the decks” routine which was my mantra for 20 + years,
I may as well put my life in the washing machine,
set it to Whites 90 and wash ALL the colour out of it.
So here’s the plan today folks!
Get my glad rags on, ready for this Conference Call.
Not that I need to dress up for a phone call!
I haven’t gone that mad YET!!!
No. The reason is so that we can get out of the door over to Mum and Dads for a couple of hours this afternoon before the rush hour traffic kicks in!
Then this evening we are having dinner in Rochester
(Same neck of the woods as Mum and Dad)
with our dear friends Debby and Gill,
before they set off on the next stage of their adventure together....
Sad to see them leaving,
very glad they’re in our lives,
exited to see them on the flip side soon.
I’ll reassess tomorrow tomorrow.
See you tomorrow!
Let’s look at that Parchy Stampy project I whistled through
on the telly yesterday! Took me ages to do!
Let’s take a slower look at that, shall we?
Let’s have a wander through that artwork...
Love & hugs,