Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Hello friends,
How are you all this week. i can hardly believe that we are half way through November already. Christmas will be here before we realise it.  I will have to get my Christmas hat on and try somehow or other to get into the mood.  I know that this year is going to be particularly hard with out my dearest sister but for the sake of other people I will put that smile on the face and get going...just that it is taking a bit longer this year ..
i have a friend Marie who writes a daily blog....ayearfromoakcottage.org....it always amazes me that she can write such interesting stories every day...now me...it takes me all my time to wrote to you all once a week...and even then I never think that it is very interesting.  On a Tuesday Marie writes each week what she calls a simple woman's page...or similar ! so i thought that maybe this one week I will give you a taste of what she writes by doing a simple page of my own...

Outside my Window.
It is all dark with just a few orange glows that indicate some street lighting in the village. up near the top of a far hill I see a white light travelling along that must be a car bringing someone home from work perhaps. I hope he/she has had a good day.
I am Thinking.
How lucky I am to have such a lovely warm house. Mary has just gone home and tells me that the temp. outside is now 3deg.c. quite cold as we have not had real cold for some nights now..actually the weather forecast tells us that the clouds will soon be covering us and that will bring the temps up again.
I am Thankful For.
All my wonderful friends and family and all the encouragement the give to me.
I am wearing.
Black trousers, and a short sleeve pink top. I did have on a navy cardigan a wee while ago but the heating has come on now and it isn't needed.
I am creating.
I have started to knit a few scarfs some will hopefully sell at the church table top sale in December perhaps others will be for extra Christmas presents.  I am also sewing up blanket squares that Mary has been knitting, it is a lovely child's blanket this time in lovely colours of yellow green and a brilliant orange and will have a white border all round when finished...
I am going.
After  I finish this to do the drying up of the dinner dishes. Tonight we have had some ham that I roasted at the weekend with new potato's and some mixed veg. Peter our other neighbour joined us tonight direct from his work...Mary always washes up but is not so keen to dry up and put away !!
I am reading.
Running out of Tears. it is the moving personal stories of Childline's children over 25 years by Esther Rantzen.  My sister Sarah was quite involved with childline right from the start and indeed was partly responsible for making childline available worldwide in particular in India.  It is quite a hard book to read it is so disturbing to read of the effects adults treatment has been to young people.
I am hoping.
That tomorrow when I go to Bath to collect my new lenses that they will be good varifocals and that I very soon get used to them. Also that when I see my dear Sister Margaret she will be a bit better. She has been very poorly this week.
I am looking forward to.
the quiz night at church on Friday evening..not exactly for the quiz ! but for the good company and laughs that we all share not forgetting the great ploughman's supper !!

and so there we are, that is almost as much as I can think of to write tonight.  Oh I nearly forgot  Mary and I had a great Saturday afternoon at the theatre. The play was all about the last few months of Judy Garlands life. I can't remember who played Judy Garland but she was brilliant. She even looked like her and sang like her. there was a long standing ovation at the end.  we were so glad we went even although we had great problems finding a parking place !!...

Have a great week ahead, hope the days are sunny for you.  LOVE ONE ANOTHER    xxx


  1. Lovely entry Sybs! I have varifocal specs and am sure you will love them. The trip you had to the theatre sounded wonderful..what a voice Judy Garland had. Take care and be well. xx

  2. ty sybil. how are you? love the firework pic.you take care,love mot xx

  3. I like your entry. I don't knit but I do crochet and I need to get started on a few Christmas gifts!

    We've gone into a warm sell.Today's high was 78 degrees Fahrenheit,which is quite warm for this time of the year.Wednesday is also going to be in the high 70s but by Thursday night, we'll have lows in the 30s.

    I love the fireworks picture; it's beautiful!

  4. Avery late comment from me tonight Sybil.Well done on the idea Marie does.I think you have done marvelous.(Clap Clap).Yes she does amaze us doesn't she Marie.A real multy tasker I often wonder how she fits everything in ,,in one day what she does achieve.I have been busy today wrapping Christmas gifts in between other things and parceling up boxes for abroad.Phew it is hard work nowadays.The fingers arn't as nimble as they used to be now.Happy to read you once again enjoyed your theartre visit and let me say how sorry I am your Dear Sister is not too well.It is a worry for you.If you wish to vent about it do so.Better out than in. I don't mind.I am always here to listen.Have agood nights sleep Sybil sorry for th elate comment but I only finished wrapping at 9-30pm and thats only a quarter of them done.Night Night and Godbless.take Care .Love Kath xx

  5. Thank you for the newsy post. I do like that format of writing. I think it lets one share a bit more than usual. So sorry to hear that your sister is not doing well. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers. I think it's wonderful that you have some friends in to share a meal with as you often do. I often find a book or the tv to keep me company for dinner. I hope the new glasses do the trick. We must be able to see well for sure. Keep warm and take care.

  6. Hello dear. I am glad that you used Marie's model to post this entry. I enjoyed reading about your thoughts. I hope that you get your new glasses soon and that Margaret is feeling better. I am sending hugs to help keep you warm.

  7. Dear sweet Sybil
    I left you a note on this post the other day but I don't see it. I guess blogger is doing it's thing again.
    I know that the holidays will be hard on you missing your sweet sister but I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Glad to hear Margaret is doing better. I hope and pray she continues too.
    Loved reading this about you. As always honey I love your post.
    Thank you so much for understanding and writing me such sweet emails and comments.
    Your such a dear blessing in my life and I thank God every day for your friendship.
    Hope your having a good day today and a beautiful week.
    We will be celebrating our Thanksgiving Thursday but this year it will just be me and Christi.
    My sons have their plans and I understand
    Sending you lots of love