A lovely relaxing weekend enjoying my new home. Went to Garadice lake with Brendan and Coco yesterday and marvelled at the ice that’s still on the lake … it’s like sheets of glass.
Coco was in dog heaven and ran and sniffed and checked everything out. I just strolled happily enjoying the quiet and the fresh air. I’d made us corned beef sandwiches with mustard and Brendan brought along a flask of tea … lovely.
I rang both my parents on Saturday as it was their birthdays.
Pa was 78 and Mum was 74 … they’ll outlast me for sure. Both are full of life and energy and I love them very very much.
Dad and I chatted away happily about all sorts of things. He’s always been so supportive of everything I do. And I’m green with envy as he and my stepmum Liz got a Wii for xmas … and they’ll never love it as much as I would!! Dad did say that he’s played golf on it.
He usually plays golf on Saturday mornings very early because of the heat. He didn’t on his birthday as it was in the high 30’s C … in the morning! He was born and reared in Ireland [as was Mum] but he can’t understand how people can live in this cold.
I was reared in Oz and can’t stand high heat … go figure.
I was cooking the corned beef when I rang Mum and we had a fine time exchanging recipes and she told me how Gran used to cook it.
Always lovely to talk with them.
And now it’s Monday and I plan an active working week:
- asking for advice and support from Leitrim Enterprise Board about Life Dreaming
- doing 2 days research and writing for my Dublin contract
- continuing the pr for my Blogsite Design workshops. My free ad in the Visual Arts Ireland enewsletter should get some takers
- talk with one of my SKIL2 mentors about interface design and getting someone to build the prototype
- do some online research and writing for Mary in Oz
I also want to email some family and friends and have a catch up … and Coco wants to go play outside … and there’s the marmalade to make … and groceries to buy … and dreaming to be done.
I’m typing this from my warm bed because … I can.
I can work and be comfy at the same time … and it’s Monday so I like to ease myself into the week.
I hope you have a lovely week.