Have you ever felt like the world is rushing by, that day is
following day far too quickly, and your head gets to feel in a bit of a whirl?
That is what the last couple of weeks have been like. Feeling tired from not sleeping properly on
hot nights probably hasn’t helped.
My last uncle passed away, which has upset me a bit. The only one remaining of that generation now
is an aunt by marriage.
My uncle was 95 years old and until very recently was able
to live in his own home alone. His wife
died about ten years ago, and I know I am going to miss having him around.
I spent several days housesitting for one of my
brothers. Some readers may remember I used
to look after Merlin the Cat and Rusty the Dog as well as the housesitting.
This time I only cared for Rusty, as Merlin recently made
his way over the great Rainbow Bridge in the sky.
As has Shadow, one of my son’s rats. I am not very keen on rats, but Shadow was a
favourite of mine with his lively personality and cheeky ways.
Mittens (one of our cats) has barely left my side since I
returned home last night. Three times
she bounced up onto my bed just as I was falling asleep, to make sure I was
Nice to feel wanted, LOL.
I am almost finished organizing my music files. I even found several children’s stories
amongst them – anyone care to listen to Thumbelina, or perhaps Jack and the
I have also uncovered several photo albums that were my mother’s,
that I have been hanging on to for years feeling I should keep them.
However, the majority are only photos of their various trips
away – do I really need to hang on to someone else’s memories, even if they were
people I loved?
I’m thinking perhaps I will pull out the family photos and
maybe the best of the travel ones, but what to do with the others?
There has been one bright spot in the last ten days, and
that is where today’s photos have come from.
I spent a day beside Tauranga Harbour, sitting under the
shade of a tree but still coming home with a bad dose of sunburn. The joys of having fair skin!
It was a day of peace, watching the tide come in and then
going for a paddle up to my knees – no waves at this beach, and it is very flat
so that is as deep as it gets until one reaches the channel across the other side.
I also managed to do a quick ink sketch while sitting in my
chair under the tree.
My apologies for not visiting anyone else’s blog during this
Today is a new day, so hopefully things will improve from
now on 😊