Friday, October 26, 2018

R2BC - 1K!

From L-R, a pretty plant, rosemary, marva
(sage in English. If you put it in your tea it's supposed to be curative.) 
Here are my Reasons 2B Cheerful for this week. The linky is still with Becky on Lakes Single Mum as it's still October.

This is my 1,000th post on this blog. But blnk and you'll miss it because I'm going to go back and edit out some of the posts from years ago. I love some of the things I've written but some posts weren't so good, and some were out right embarrassing. So that's a job for this coming week. Minimalism goes digital.

The First Rains
We even have a word for it here - The Yoreh. there was one heavy shower in  middle of the night earlier this week. Apparently that didn't count as The Yoreh because it only lasted about 10 minutes. Then there was some light rain yesterday around lunch time, so I'm told, but I missed that one. Finally, last night, there was the biggest storm - wind and rain. Fantastic. We have The Yoreh!

Swimming Lessons
In the summer DD's partner for swimming lessons broke his arm and had to miss half the lessons. We paid the difference between joint lessons and private lessons for those sessions and finished the course. Now our friend is going back to use his credit and invited DD to join him for another course of five lessons. I'm always happy to pay for swimming lesson if it's convenient. Five lessons will take us through the autumn and finish just before the really cold weather sets in. We do not swim in the winter.

The cooler weather and rain took us by surprise and I'd forgotten that DD didn't have a coat for the winter. She needed some supplies for the art class. And there is a pyjama party on Monday night for which her over-a-year-old pyjamas just won't do. I went to the shops while she was at school this morning and got everything. On my way home I went to the big supermarket and did a delivery. I was home by 11.

I have never, well for the past few years anyway, been able to buy clothes for DD without her with me. Either the size is wrong or she doesn't like what I buy. Usually both. This time I hit the jackpot. Everything was a perfect fit and she loved it all. Woohoo.

The School Greenhouse
Most of my summer plants have died. I sort of gave up on watering them during the past few weeks as they kept promising rain. Instead we had heat in the 80s. So I wandered into the school greenhouse this week to see what was growing. "What happens to all these plants in the end?" I asked. I was going to offer to pay for some to save me trip to the plant nursery. Not only was I given some plants for free, I also got a lesson in how to take cuttings. I sort of knew that but my cuttings hardly ever take. Must try harder.

All in all, a good week. 


  1. You made me go and look how many live posts I have and I'm at 1997, so 3 more and I hit 2K. Who can believe we can write so much? It sounds like you've had a good week, good luck with those plants. Mich x

    1. Thank you. I've re-potted them so lets see what happens. And yes, amazing how all those posts add up.

  2. Congratulations on your 1,000th post - quite the accomplishment!
    Hope you enjoy the cooler weather with the coming of the rains. I may be looking at some snow flurries as I head to church tomorrow morning! It has been a cold, wet day so I have been glad to be able to spend the day indoors doing a bit of reading and baking.
    You really lucked out with the clothes purchases - it must have been a relief when DD liked everything - good going mom!
    It was a busy and not very cheerful week (had to go to a funeral for a young woman - only 34 - who I used to work with - cancer) - but it ended with dinner and the theatre with a bunch of friends so that cheered me up a bit.

    1. Sad about your colleague. :( Yes, big relief about the clothes. otherwise we'd have had to go back and change them on Friday straight after school and I'd had enough by then.

  3. Well done on 1000 posts! I too deleted some old embarrassing ones... Yay to rain! Good luck to the plants and the swimming lessons.

    1. Umm, we cancelled the swimming lessons. More about that later.