Anyway, life is not a bowl of cherries - or even strawberries like these!
Before the you know what hit the fan I saw this beautiful rainbow in the garden and took so many photos. Hoping as always for dreams at the end of the rainbow.
It was ironic really. I think of rainbows as happy things. When I took these pictures I was happy. Now, not so much.
The rainbow was amazing. It was a full arc. I could see two ends. Just not where they might land.
As I hoped for the rainbow to be bringing good things, c r a p was landing all around. Sorry for my language.
Nevertheless the rainbow is beautiful isn't it.
In order to help out and to allow some previous bad stuff bad stuff to be dealt with, I have spent the last few days looking after these two characters.
This lady is T. She is an Italian Spinone and is surely one of the cutest doggies you have ever seen. Just look at that face. How could you resist.
Her brother in love (they aren't related) is B and he is also an Italian Spinone. Just different colours. He has enough personality for 100 dogs. Can you see that little flower on his muzzle. That is from drinking out of flowerpots!
Of course they didn't want to cooperate all the time. No. Why look at the camera. Why go to bed at night too when you could stay up barking intermittently until midnight!!!!
Despite being mostly unwilling to pose for photos they were very good though and good company while I haven't been at home. It also meant that someone else close to me could go and do what they needed to. I might be back again next week to care for them again. Let us hope they go to bed rather earlier!!
I did get to enjoy the view though and some beautiful blue skies.
Can you just make out the windmill. These pictures were taken from the same point as the picture above this one, I have zoomed right in and then cropped the photos. This isn't really a windmill at all. It houses a mobile phone mast. Very ingenious isn't it!
You can see here how far away I really was.
I have managed to get some crochet completed, but not as much as I thought I might. My water bottle now has a cover though which will I hope mop up the condensation from the outside of the bottle and make it less slippy. No pattern, I just worked a flat circle and then carried on making it bigger or smaller as the shape of the bottle changed. I like it and it is very girly!
I returned home last night and my dearest of dearest hubbies had bought me these flowers. How incredibly kind of him. I needed something to cheer me up. There has been bad news for someone very close to me. This just tops off all of the other bad news and difficult things that seem to have kept on coming the last few years. I have no idea what will happen next. We will see. I can only stand by to a certain extent, except that I keep getting draw in and expected to be involved, but really I am not. Whatever is required is fine, but it is very difficult and some distance away from me physically so it sure does make for hard times.
The garden didn't miss me while I was gone at all. Despite not being watered! The flowers just kept on coming.
Look at the hypericum - I remembered the name! You all recently taught me that it is also called the Rose of Sharon and St Johns Wort. I don't know if I can remember three names for one plant though!
The honeysuckle has been going crazy too. It was too late last night for any scent, it is scentier when the sun is shining on it.
So that is me right now. Yet again in between a rock and a hard place. I seem to spend a large amount of my life there. Sort of wedged in some crevice somewhere. Involved and yet not, expected to do things, but not to be told anything. Expected to be a certain way, but never being sure of what that way is. So generally I end up in trouble one way or the other for trying to do the right thing. It is hard to do the right thing when you have no idea what that is and when that thing constantly changes.
Some good news to end on. Lady who I have mentioned before is doing so very well. She just had her birthday that quite frankly I never thought she would see. She is bright and cheery. Not good physical health wise, but mentally she is all there and then some. Far sharper than me at times. Care needs are being dealt with pretty darn well and life is pretty good. I would say that it is a miracle and I don't think that is stretching the definition of miracle at all. I am grateful and glad and so are many others.
Man who I have also mentioned continues to be himself and is as difficult to deal with as ever. Aggravating doesn't begin to describe the situations at times. I cannot bring myself to describe things to you as it can be so grim.
Anyway, they are both doing their thing in their own ways, which is just as well considering that we now have this other person to deal with again. Their situation has been going on a long time and comes and goes as far as the severity of things and right now it has come with a great big massive blast.
I am sorry to have rambled. It is very hard. I am all mixed up inside - did you guess that already! - and it is hard when I cannot really tell you things.
In the meantime I will keep going. I don't know how posting will go, but I am determined after having to stop a little while ago that I am not going to do that again, so I will keep to my schedule as best as I can.
Thank you all for your loveliness and for bearing with me. Thank you for your kind thoughts and words and deeds.
I am remembering this.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
My heart is troubled and afraid, but I hope that by remembering these words there might be some relief.