Early morning at the beach......Sunrise
Good morning dear Reader.....The sun is shining! Yeh! We have had two dry days on the Gold Coast since the beginning of February and now they tell us there is a cyclone coming next week.......Oh dear! Oh joy!
It is amazing how the weather affects your emotions....When it is constantly wet, overcast and dull, you end up feeling very depressed.....Your whole demeanour changes and you become grey, just like the weather......I noticed it out shopping yesterday.....The day started with a brief glimpse of sunshine and went downhill from there.....I looked at people faces! They were all gloomy! No one was smiling and it was depressing just watching them.....When I woke this morning and saw the sun I was immediately happy.....A big smile crossed my dial (hey! that rhymes) and I felt elated! Stupid, isn't it?.....We are not used to prolonged days of rain.....This is the Gold Coast for goodness sake....beautiful one day...perfect the next!
I have never experienced this type of weather on the Gold Coast.....It rains, yes, but, not day after day after day......Homes are starting to fall into the canals and rivers......It's horrendous! The "ex-tropical cyclone" Oswald left a path of destruction and people haven't recovered from that yet and now another one is one the way.....My poor puppies are in need of a walk....We have only managed to get out twice this week and they are going stir crazy...We ran around the house with them last night playing with the toys. Ollie just sat, posed on his favourite cushion, watching my husband and I making idiots of ourselves, as we do! We tossed the ball with Harry, playing soccer. Charlie played hide and go seek with one of his toys and I was exhausted chasing him!.....My tongue was hanging lower than the puppies by the time we finished and I raced them to the water bowl. But, it's not the same as walking around the streets, sniffing at every bush, lifting your leg on every clump of tall grass and investigating every car that you pass. The dogs miss that as well......Hahahaha! I just cracked myself up!
Sorry dear Readers, I am just a little bit crazy you know, and I put it all down to the weather.....I love to get out into the garden and potter around and I haven't been able to do that.....My beautiful Bean plants, that were producing lovely fresh tasty Beans, are looking very sick....too much water!...The Tiny Thumb Tomatoes though, are thriving! The potatoes are okay for the moment, but the poor Lettuce just drowned in all the water and didn't have a chance....The baby Carrots have been harvested and weren't too bad but, I can't plant any more though......I doubt the seeds would germinate and if they did, they would also drown....The lime tree is clinging precariously to the little new lime growing on it's upper branches.....We fear that it may lose it's battle to stay and grow. Woe is me!
Washing! The washing takes ages to dry....I don't own a clothes dryer. When the rain is driving the wrong way, namely on the clothes line, which is usually protected, the clothes just don't dry....I have to take them off the line and put them into my husband's mancave....It is a constant temperature in there but it takes ages for the clothes to dry.....I am over this as well......I am over washing the floors twice a day as well.....the puppies bring in the mud from outside.....I am always telling them to wipe their paws but, they are just not listening to me.....think I will have to start smacking some bottoms if they continue! I open the doors and windows up as soon as I see the rain has stopped and you can guarantee that I have to close them again after about half and hour....Over, closing, opening, closing, opening....I hate the damp smell and if I'm not careful I will hate everything.....
Oh dear, I just read back what I have written and I sound like a whingeing, whining fish wife! This weather has really got to me.....I think that I had better go and hug the puppies and realise just how good my life really is.....All you need is love and sunshine! I've got the love...............
Hi, At 59 I am just finding my feet in the world...So exciting! I have learnt a lot over the years.....gone from being extremely hard up to living a very comfortable life and loving every single minute of it.......My boys are grown up and living good lives themselves and I am so proud of them.......I have the best husband in the world (most of the time anyway....hahaha) and I have 3 dogs who I just adore and they adore me...... I try to live by my motto ......"Be like the sun....let your warmth shine through always"