Wednesday 16 January 2013

What You Doing Wednesday Week 43

Good morning everyone!
Hope your week is going well.

Confession time:
I am useless at remembering to take pictures!!
We saved a sick Chaffinch (it didn't survive)
I saw Benji smelling something and
the next thing I saw a bird try and fly away but not succeed. 
Then the fun began. I got Benji some treats 
shut him in the house.
Got a box and filled it with kitchen roll.
Ran outside to get the bird.
He was sat on the grass and didn't try and fly away when I picked him up.
It was just before Little Red finished school.
I warned him from the start that he was going to die.
He named him Angry bird and stroked him.
It was nice for him to meet the bird.
We gave him food and water and at one point found him sat in the water.
He lasted the whole of the evening.
When we went to him in the morning he had died.
Little Red said goodbye to him.
I have always kept death open to him and I think it's worked.
He said he would miss him but he didn't get hugely upset
and he understood what had happened.

My other confession is I let life get me down.
This past week has been a struggle.
I'm still struggling with this lung infection and I got fed up!
Normally I try to potter and keep the living room
& kitchen tidy and dusted etc.
Since I have got ill I haven't managed this.
It's been a real struggle.
I'm sat here and the living room is filthy!
I let it get to me and became introverted.
It didn't help that the crocheting I was doing wasn't what I wanted to be making.
I started designing myself a hat
so fingers crossed this is me on the way back.

I know it isn't any of the projects I am meant to be working on
but it's really cold and I fancied designing a hat :-)
I'll have the finished pictures on Friday.

I'm afriad I haven't been working on any of
my other projects as some others needed finishing.

The view from my front door this morning.
It's very cold!!!
Everything is frozen.
The snow is on it's way!!!
Friday it's meant to hit us.
Little Red is soooo excited.

Now it's your turn to share what you are doing.
It doesn't have to be crochet, anything you are making
is perfect.

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  1. I hope you get shot of this infection soon Sue.Sad to hear it's affecting your emotional health as well.Take care xxx

    Jo from AOC group

    1. Jo,
      Thanks ever so much!! It happens every so often I feel like I'm snapping out of it. Fingers crossed.

  2. Hope you are feeling better soon. We haven't had much snow yet. I like to think of it as God's Glitter! Stay warm! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. Marci,
    That's beautiful! Thanks it just takes longer for my body to fight the fight. I'm feeling better than I was a week ago so that's a lot more positive. Little Red is sooo excited that we might get snow. He is already planning his snow angel.

  4. Hello there just found you via Small Things. Hope you feel much better soon. This chilly weather certainly won't help. The hat design looks very pretty. Thanks for hosting.
    Ali x

    1. Ali,
      Welcome, I hope you enjoy the blog. Not it isn't helping but the cold crisp mornings are good to see. I'd forgotten what the sun looked like :-)
      Thank you ever so much!

  5. Poor little bird. I do love that you helped that sweet little creature have a peaceful and enjoyable final day.

    I hope you are feeling better and on your way back up. :-D

    1. It was sad. I knew when he didn't move when I went over it wasn't going to be good. We have cats in the area so he isn't the first I've rescued. You can tell if they try to fly off and don't want you to get them - then you know if they are likely to survive or not. He got warm and had a drink (I don't think he ate), he was peaceful in his box that was all comfy. Even knowing he wouldn't survive I prefer to put them somewhere safe, relaxing and warm so they can do it in peace.

      By the sound of other mums on the playground it was a nasty infection. Them and their families are taking ages to get rid of it so with my CFS and asthma I'm not surprised it's taking longer. I'm sure I'll bounce back, just takes me a little longer. It's been nice relaxing. I managed to get the dishes washed in the dishwasher today so I'm pleased.


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Thanks Sue