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Blog for Saturday 4th November 2023

A new day – this new day began for me at four o’clock this morning! Wonderful. I was up and out of bed nice and early.

I fed Shamara, made my coffee and tiptoed upstairs to have my Quiet Time, hopefully not waking Sue or David as I did so. I do not think they stirred at all. Apparently, Sue had just been through to the bathroom, so heard me tiptoeing upstairs, but she was able to turn over and continue sleeping. David did a wee walk at about five o’clock and then climbed back into bed and slept until about nine o’clock.

Sue went through to have a shower at about eight o’clock and I showered after her and then I got our breakfast organized.

This morning, after a big supper last night, no one was game for a big breakfast today/ Instead, we had cereals, muesli, yoghurt, and bananas followed by toast and the jams of one’s choice – marmalade, honey, strawberry or mixed berries. I offered the icy cold apple juice but had no takers until later in the day!

At just after ten o’clock Ken and David set out in the ute’ then the tractor and then the quad bike to do a variety of things on the farm. Davied seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed his day out on the farm with Ken. and he loved the different modes of transport!

Sue stayed behind with me as it was just too hard – plus there was a possibility of rain which meant she would not want to stand on the back of the ute’, and two people on the back of the quad bike was too heavy, so … poor Sue, had to stay with me!

We had almost two hours of yakking our heads off! Sue had to do most of it as I was busy setting out lunch for later when the men returned home. We had wraps with salad – shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, sliced avocados and roast sliced beef, roast chicken, plus cheese slices. There were a variety of mayonnaises - plain and tangy, chilli, basil, chicken, and aioli mayo’ to choose from.

While we were having lunch the sky filled with dark, ominously dark grey clouds. When Sue and David left the farm, we had a few heavy raindrops fall, then it came down – not hard, but steadily. Over the last few days, we have had rain – not a lot – but enough to dampen the ground, and should we be so lucky as to receive a drenching soon, it will soak into the ground and not run off the top now.

My one little sister – Sheelagh – suggested that I watch a movie called, “A Man Called Otto” as she thought I would enjoy it, so late this afternoon I watched it. Tom Hanks being the main actor and I did enjoy it. “Thanks, my sister!”

For supper tonight neither Ken nor I were hungry, so we nibbled on leftovers and had a waffle cone ice cream before heading for bed. Raafie and I were fast asleep by the time Ken followed us to bed – which was not that long after we had gone to bed.

What lesson did I learn today? To enjoy the moment and enjoy the blessing of the rain.

What am I grateful for today? Friendship and the rain.

My saying for today is …

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