Friday, 10 April 2015
Three things, or four?
We had a little holiday treat in a canoe yesterday. We did surprisingly well at zipping along, although there were a few moments where the person at the back (that would be me) was dragged through a tree or into brambles. I ended up with yellow pollen streaks down my face from catkins. Otherwise fairly unscathed, all things considered. There was a duck with nine little ducklings. A male mallard was chasing the mother duck all over the place, really aggressively. You can see him in the picture. The little ducks were desperately zooming after her. He left them alone in the end. Maybe they were in his patch.
I've been sowing a few things in the garden. It almost feels like summer after all. We've pulled the last of the leeks and planted the first of the lettuces. The weeds are up and the windowsills are full to bursting. It's the time of year when the garden and the allotment can start to feel overwhelming. I have to remind myself to calm down and tackle it a bit at a time. Lots of deep breathing.
I fell down the stairs this morning. No sympathy necessary, I'm used to it, you'll recall how clumsy I am. Later on I had an incident with some pizza dough. I think I must had misread the recipe. It was huge and really really sticky. It was stuck to absolutely everything, I couldn't do anything with it. I'd have taken a photo for you but I couldn't get it off my hands. Then I knocked an oil bottle off of the counter and somehow the drizzly bit at the top broke a bit and got pushed all the way down into the oil bottle. These things come in threes, so I was hoping that the pizza dough disaster counted as a thing, so that was my three. But then when I was washing up after tea I dropped my flan dish and it broke into two. So that is definitely three things. Unless of course the pizza dough does count, in which case the flan dish will be the start of the next three things. I'm moving cautiously. And I'm thinking about starting a tag for posts about clumsiness and disasters. Wishing you all a lovely weekend, full of sunshine and good things.