Tuesday, 30 April 2019
OK, I give in
As an Aries, this is something I have only ever said a couple of times in my life, but today is one of them. I am absolutely worn out (well, we both are, tell the truth), with back-to-back Fairs at the weekend, and the steroids have kept me wide awake every other night from start to finish, and my body has been struggling trying to come back from the smoke-inhalation last week when we had to smoke the bee swarm from our bedroom chimney. That was what really knocked me sideways as the steroids had been starting to kick in until that little episode.
The Fairs at the weekend were the finish of me as I didn't sleep Saturday night, though my dear friend Pam offered to take over my side of things if I wanted to go home. I was absolutely choked by her kindness - it's when you are down and someone gives you a hug (as she did) and my eyes welled up but I managed to choke back the tears. You know who your friends are at times like this. Pam is worth beyond gems. . .
Anyway, consequently I'm still feeling the effects of that long tiring day, although Tam came and helped at lunchtime and although I wrapped things up, she and Keith carried it all out. Then at home we had to unload it all again and reload the car again with masses of boxes of "stuff" to go off to auction yesterday. Tam's off home today so we will be missing her. We all just about managed to stay awake to see Game of Thrones last night - thrilling stuff!
As I write this, I have a live auction running in the background, but they are selling the flatware (cutlery to normal folk) and the items we are interested in aren't for a couple of hundred more lots. I am going to try and start writing a letter to an old old friend of mine (we started off as penpals when I was 18 and she was 20) and then I fancy starting the beautiful Arts & Crafts X-Stitch I bought at Wightwick Manor. It is a de Morgan tile design of beautiful blue flowers (cornflowers?)