Sunday, 20 January 2008

THE BEST OF INTENTIONS!

SUNDAY...9A.M.

Right then...let's see... my History assignment is the first one due in. 'To what extent did the domestic ideology impact on the lives of Victorian men and women?' Ok I'll get all my books, handouts etc out and spend a few hours making a start on it. Then I must look through last week's Sociology handouts before our next tutorial tomorrow.


Think I'll make myself a coffee first......




The house seems quite warm today despite those grey skies outside...I'll have a walk down the garden while the kettle's boiling.......
Gosh that's mild for this time of year! It's really pleasant out here.......the pansies are looking cheery....
Oh and look......there are some patches of snowdrops dotted around the garden....

I love looking inside their nodding heads....look this one has wildlife in it...two bugs and a caterpillar.....can you see them?

I'm sure I heard a frog croaking...can't see one but can definitely hear it!

Ohhhhh it is nice out here.....maybe I'll sit on the bench and drink my coffee...THEN I'll get that assignment started......
Hmmmm..........I may just spend 5 minutes doing a bit of weeding........oh look this Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) is in flower....buds on the Daphne odorata too! I know it's a weed but the Celandine is so pretty.....and the perennial Candytuft is flowering too!

Well I never!......there are leaf buds starting to show on the hardy Fuchsia's..... and that cutting of Lady Boothby against the wall is in leaf!
Now is this a late Autumn Cyclamen or an early Spring one......
Would you believe it....a left over bedding Begonia in leaf and flower..........Like last year...Osteospernums and Narcissi in flower at the same time.... Still flowers on the Winter Jasmine..............Gosh there is quite a bit of weeding to do..... I may as well get my secateurs out and prune back some of the die-back on the roses.......I'll snip the old leaves off the Hellabores too as I see they are coming into bud.....I may cut back some of the ivy too.....it's kept growing all Winter..




Well I've completed filled the Brown Bin (garden waste)...good job they collect it this week! These garden bags are almost full too.....




3p.m.

I think I'd better call it a day now.......I'm feeling quite tired after all this fresh air.....feel a bit achy too.....think I'll have a nice long soak in the bath.... and I've not had lunch so may have an early dinner..........Plus I'm sure there was something I was meant to be doing today????

(take off outdoor shoes, wash hands, go into living room).........................

AGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......I've not even started my assignment....everything's just as I left it!!!


and I've yet to read my Sociology handouts.........................oh dear......... well I must have that bath and cook some dinner....I'll get down to my studies after that.........

time passing


5.30p.m.


Ahhh...that feels better.......I've had a nice Radox bath, a nice dinner and even a glass of wine..........


I think I'd better read the Sociology handouts and make some notes on them before I start the History....................


reading


6.30p.m.


Just glanced at the TV magazine....Antiques Roadshow starts at 7p.m., then the second episode of Lark Rise to Candleford and that's followed by the crime drama Messiah.....................I could really enjoy chilling out and watching some T.V........and it is a bit late in the day to start doing that assignment......my brain's never as alert in the evening......................I'll just do a quick blogpost about today and see how I feel then.................


7p.m.


watching tv

23 comments:

Mark said...

Ahhh Ruth were does all that time go, put your feet up you deserve it after being rushed off them all day.

Cheers Mark

CG said...

ROFL Ruth!! What a great illustration of how a day can pass...but I hope it was a good one!!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hey! Ruth,
My sweet friend from the "first hour" (when I start blogging I mean)

Well I must not forget about you either, I was busy lost weeks too, we had also a bit sickness in the family, so You are still busy too? I know with 'the reall life' Hahah I had to laugh about the running clock haha! Well you showed 'in a row' many photo's enough girl for 1 whole week!

I see you are also a member of 'skywatch friday" I just became a member last friday , YEP!

Well dear , keep on the good woork (Socilogy, my hubby studied that too)so I know its not always easy to blog AND study. Have a good week end see you!!!

JoAnn from Holland

dot said...

What a cute post Ruth! Your flowers look great. You better get onto those lessons now. lol

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Ruth, It does the body good to be a little side tracked every once in awhile...I love the cartoon with the girl eating her chips and watching the TV..LOL...Hugs, Baba

mrsnesbitt said...

Awww Ruth! Messiah was excellent! Will be watching episode 2 tomorrow night! LOL!

Dxxxxxxx

Andrée said...

This is so funny! How many days do I spend like this? Well, all summer, every long weekend. I always seem to survive, too. But Ruth: it's January, right? Why is everything blooming? Why are there bugs around? I'm confused!

Mauigirl said...

What a wonderful way to describe procrastination!

Lovely pictures of the garden...I'm so envious that yours is so far ahead of ours here in the States.

Good luck on the assignment, which does sound interesting!

Hermes said...

I think it should be classified as a medical condition - 'garden distraction'. You just pop out to have a look at the garden and hours later ... But there are worse things to be afflicted with (lol).

Auntie Noo said...

This happens to me most days!!! - I wake up with so many good intentions, and go to bed with so many recriminations!!!! - Oh well.... I can't help thinking that somehow, on some level, the title of your assignment is quite apt!

john.g. said...

Good stuff Ruth. We have snowdrops out, and early Helebores! xx

Akelamalu said...

Oh Ruth you'll be in trouble!! :)

Audrey said...

Great post Ruth it had me laughing too. Good luck with the assignment when you bring yourself to do it.

Photos of the garden are lovely xx Auds

Gledwood said...

o i know all about procrastination...

once i had to write an essay about the influence of chap-books (that is, printed little pamphlets with crap like Cinderella and Fairy Tales printed on them) on popular culture...

basically hardly ANY of these "chap" books survive (the surname "Chapman" denotes one who sold these

... and all I could say was that being as they only retold stories already commonly known these pamphlets had no influence WHATSOEVER on the popular culture... which really wound up my idiot "professor" or whatever the bearded geek called himself

best of luck with the essay... you have my sympathy

plus ~::~ aren't you really glad you signed up for all this? I bet so!

ChrisJ said...

Oh Ruth! That is such a funny blog ... and so true of most of us. I love the pictures of English wild flowers. I miss them a lot. But I especially loved the one of the little old granny (not you, of course!) watching TV and munching on potato crisps.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

HEHEHHEHEHEEE!!!!!!!

Weer very imprest wiv yor garden. Ours is still sleepin, not a sine ov enything!

We hav forsythia an daffodills, but ours arnt up an abowt like yors! Ours must be bizy doin an assinement....

:@D

Andrea said...

What a cute post. Love the flowers.

Allotment Lady said...

Oh how I can relate to that - so nice to have the choice - and a wonderful garden to get distracted by,

Sheila said...

I'm sure the homework was done eventually. An afternoon in the garden is good for the spirit, and at this time of year you have to grab it while you can..
xx

Gledwood said...

Hey I just realized how very leafy the garden still looks even at this time of year. Well done! My gardens have always looked like a brambled-over nuclear bomb sight...

Petunia's Gardener said...

Oh, yes! So, been there, doing that! You're doing great with the classes though. You should feel proud.

sam said...

hehe ruth, great post, and BOY do I relate, I can be the queen of procrastination too.

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