Fast forward to the end of the month and the clean sheet looks very different. I find that my life has been pretty full after all and there has just not been the time to do all the things I thought I might do. I am sure it is pretty much the same for most of us.
In looking back over just these last 2 weeks there has been the friend in bed with back problems who needed help, the elderly neighbours needing same, the Grandchildren unwell so having Bekah here for the day and visiting them at home and a couple of 'prayer walkers' coming to stay for bed and breakfast and a day visiting friends at the coast. None of these things were on my calendar, but all making up part of an interesting life where each day counts.
This morning found me nursing a sore throat, cough and headache and as I looked out on the garden the sun was shining. I was longing to get out in to the garden and continue with my pruning but just did not feel up to it. Come 1.30 pm the weather had changed so much that we were putting the lights on and I was glad to not be in the garden - one never knows!
However I do know that I have a long awaited wedding to attend on Saturday which I am looking forward to and which has been on the calendar for quite some time.
I have been watching the latest brilliant series (in my opinion) of Lark Rise to Candleford. The above set of DVD's is of the first series. I just assumed that the second series would be similar in content to the first and I was initially disappointed to find that it was not. Having reached almost the end of the series I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed it and wait eagerly for the next episode.
This later series has brought in many different characters and situations and one never knows what next week will bring. Obviously the writers thought they needed to move a little with the times and this they have done without losing the basic feel of rural life in the 1800's.