A bright start

Today I woke to a bright crisp day - the sky blue and the sun beginning to rise over the finger frosted rooftops .It lifted my spirits which have recently been overwhelmed by day after day of greyness punctuated by frequent bouts of rain and wind .Waves of depression have swept in from the Atlantic both physical and mental leaving me irritable and disgruntled . But today is different - I had a carer in this morning to help me with getting V washed and dressed and as soon as I dared I left for my allotment . Things needed to be done . As I walked up our village street the sunlight hit the front of the houses and the unexpected brightness seemed to make the windows almost blink in surprise ,so long have they been mournfully gazing at endless rainy days .

At my allotment there was a feeling of awakening -daffodils in bloom ,rhubarb pushing through - leaves where there shouldn't be leaves but who cares . I stood there in the sun and listened .Birdsong filled the air - a train made its lazy way up the valley and the sound of the church clock striking drifted up the hill from the village .....one two three.............eight nine ten . I have another precious fifteen minutes all to my self , I savour them each and every one .

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  • Another wonderful description Georgepa. I've missed your lively, descriptive writing. Thank you for giving me the picture in my mind, the sight, sounds and feelings of Spring, even though it shouldn't be here yet.

    I hope you have another sunny day tomorrow to lift your spirit and have many more sunny away from it all hours.

    Sleep well.

    X

  • i agree with nanna b where ehave u been??/

    lol. jilll

  • Wallowing in self pity . x

  • So sorry you are struggling.

    Hugs and support.

    Jean x

  • Sending very big hug. Wish we could somehow give you the lift, that your posts give us!!!

    Lots of love

    Heady

  • Join the crowd-but thank you for the reprieve:)

  • What a lovely description. We also had a day of spring promise and I know that feeling of wanting to hang on to every precious second of nature.

    We walked in Greenwich Park and wondered at the beautiful ancient trees, very much the worse for wear, which have seen so much history here. The squirrels were active and signs of spring everywhere. Lifted our spirits.

    Good to hear from you, Georgepa

    love Jean x

  • Sometimes when I get on here it is more depressing than what I have to deal with at home. It was wonderful to read your story. It makes me want to take up reading again.

  • I just read this aloud to my sweetheart as a bed time story, and it flows as pure poetry. Thank you, Georgepa. You have warmed our hearts, lifted our spirits and calmed our souls. Blessings on you! Love and peace, ec

  • All the things I take for granted, sometimes forgetting all you valiant people

    With very best wishes

    Flicka x

  • Enjoy the NOW if it brings any type of joy..Rollie

  • Hi, Rollie! Glad to see your name pop up. How are you doing today? We finally gave some pretty winter going on here, but rain is forecast for next week. For now, I'm comforted by the beauty. What are things like in Nova Scotia? Hoping you are well, ec

  • Hello my dear,things are ok but the hole Madeline left behind is still deep altho I know she no longer suffers so I have to go on ,we have weather comparable to yours..common spring,how are you really making out ,you still work right ? It is good to hear from you,love to you both Rollie

  • Yes, still trying to work. My boss and coworkers have been great about all my absences. I hope I am finally getting a schedule of aides in that will let me go on for a while longer. My sweetheart has been struggling with his enforced dependence. It's not his way! He is amazingly patient and stoic about it all. I hardly know what we can hope for, but right now things are okay. Thanks. We are at his family place in the mountains for the weekend. There was fresh snow falling as we arrived Friday night, and the animal tracks this morning were really astonishing. I went out and took photos so he could try to identify them for me. That was fun! On we go. Love back to you, Rollie. Love is what matters, after all. Ec

  • my dear every day you spend together is a great blessing ,seeing he can still get around like he does there well may be a drug to help reverse this illness b4 it causes all the effects ,fingers crossed,love to you both,enjoy the cabin and remember why you are together,love and a big hug ,may GOD keep you both strong ,Rollie

  • That's what I say we are aiming for, keeping him strong so his recovery is quicker once the treatment is developed. A bit of hope helps, however unlikely. He is finding it increasingly hard to move, and I am worried. On we go. Love, ec

  • George I love your post, you can just imagine being there, hope things are good with, sending you

  • Hi George, beautiful writing and sounds idyllic, so glad you were able to have some precious 'me' time in your walk and at your allotment. May you have many more days like this while V is being taken care of, and please share with us.

    Best wishes Nanny 857

  • Sound blissful , I've said it before ......you should write a book . Life in the. British countryside. Or The seasons . Best wishesx

  • Just beautiful, Georgepa!

    DenB x

  • As always, lovely - thank you. However bad you're feeling, be happy to know you always lift this girl's spirits! xx

  • HELLO GEORGEPA,

    WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ? WE HAVE ALL MISSED YOUR WONDERFUL INSIGHTS

    WE HERE IN FRANCE HAVE NEEN FOLLOWING THE SHOCKING WEATHER AND HAVE BEEN FEELING SO SORRY FOR YOU ALL DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE ARE ONLY ABOUT 5/600 MILES SOUTH IF YOU, IT HAS MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE SO WE HOPE THAT YOU BOTH CAN ENJOY THE MORE PLEASANT SPRING WEATHER WHENEVER THAT WRETCHED JET STREAM SINKS FURTHER DOWN AWAY FROM THE POOR OLD UK !!!

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