Despite feeling overwhelmed, I persevere. That's something I'm good at. Though I am sad to say that cooking more and washing dishes is replacing blog reading and writing. Still, for me there is a sense of satisfaction in being able to successfully tackle the chores of daily living. For some reason I have really retreated from people lately, just needing to regroup as they say, to hunker down and breathe and eat and sleep and do a bit of Christmas shopping. For awhile it was busy with appointments and jobs that needed doing, and having two electricians in my home for a few hours caused the need for at least two days of twelve hour sleep. I need to call a plumber but am thankful it's not an emergency as I will have to summon up some energy for that now too.
I'm not much good with newsy updates but as my camera is sort of working now (that is it takes clear, focused pictures but now I can't get the timer to work) I will share the new bookshelf and the new haircut. Posing is limited when you have to stretch your arm out to reach the button. Lighting is good so colours are accurate. This is my natural hair colour (no dyes in it) my naturally pale face and my under-eye luggage. Behind me is the bookshelf I am going to show more of next.
After taking this picture I added a lovely bunch of curly willow branches to the top of the shelf. Mum brought them from her garden, knowing I have a bit of a branch fetish and that there are branches all over my home.
Now I am going to read blogs and see how my blogger friends are doing. I miss you all when I retreat to my cave, but as you can see, it's a rather cosy cave and it has books!