Thursday, 15 July 2010

I'm still here!

Hi everyone! I'm still here. It's been kinda busy in the Smith household lately. We now have a daily routine of exercises and walks to fit in with all the usual stuff. We are currently getting our hall renovated too. It is so nice to have someone in to do the hard work. I have been looking at our dreadful hall now for 7 years wondering when I could muster up the effort to do something about it, and now that my husband has had a heart attack, and we need to speed up finishing the house we have gritted our teeth and payed a very nice handy chap to come and help us. I am very thankful as I must admit I am feeling pretty exhausted right now. I shall post photos once it is finished.
On another note, a while back I had asked for advice about ironing linen. Well, my husband just bought me a lovely new iron, and now I have no problems ironing it. Don't know why I put up with the old iron for so long. I finally managed to tackle the mountain of months old ironing that was piling up and can now see the bottom of the basket!
(So now that I know I can iron this linen I bought, I think I may make some nice new pillowcases and a duvet cover from it.) More things to add to my TO DO list !
I've also been making some of my little boxes ready for the next batch of jewellery I am going to make. I've been meaning to target the art gallery down the road for a couple of years now and it's about time I got around to it.
The picture above is of a little birdy who flew into our kitchen window and stunned himself. However, he did recover and flew off after sitting there for about an hour. It's a bit like us, we felt kind of stunned for a while but now by God's grace, we are beginning to pick ourselves up and get on with things again.


  1. Hi Doda, I have been thinking about you and your husband, so sorry it has taken me so long to catch up on how things are going. Good to hear that things are going well. Love your pic of the little birdy! Even better that he was able to fly away!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

  2. it sounds like you have quite a long list of things to do....and lots of great things to look forward to, like your finished hall, that empty basket of ironed linens, new jewelry to! i'm glad that things have gotten back to normal for your little birdie friend.....and especially for you, too, doda!! hugs, :))))

  3. You are so creative! I just found your blog :)

  4. So glad to hear an update and know that all is well and things are busy and progressing nicely at your home! Love the little birdie photo - glad he was all right! :)


  5. Aw, Doda,
    I have missed you and am so glad to hear that your hubby is on the mend.
    I hate ironing and avoid it all all costs--can I mail you mine?
    Can't wait to see what jewellery ideas you have up your sleeve!
    I LOVE, ADORE, CHERISH the analogy of the baby bird and us in God's grace--that's just perfect. Perfect.
    Hugs to you all!
    Love your friend, in South Carolina, USA :)
    P.S. We are still dreaming of Scotland...have you ever heard of house swapping?

  6. Came across your blog from Sherry Green Peck's. Your blog is wonderful, so refreshing, love your photo's, especially little bird. I haven't seen gooseberries for years and I love the moth pic. What camera do you use? Hope your husband is doing well. jan


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