Everywhere we look there is a thin layer of dust, barely visible in the air but I can feel it. I lift the coffee pot off the ceramic hob, its been sat there patiently since breakfast to be included in the evenings washing up. There is a ring, a nice clean circle surrounded by dust. It confirms what we are feeling and seeing. My wife has that habit of running a finger along something to call out how dusty things are. I just nod, it’s annoying me just as much. I’m in that place of acceptance that this is what comes with having a bathroom re-fitted and trades in the house.
We mop and sweep at the end of each night just in an effort to create a sense of normality. To be able to walk through the hall without kicking up more dust and transporting it to the rest of the house. However, I know it’s made it up the stairs, into the study, where I’ve been hiding whilst the drilling, bashing, crashing has been going on. The tell tale signs are there when the monitors go dark, the dust staring at me, taunting me. I swear this is the last big thing we are going to do in this big old house!
Wild garlic and fresh oregano appeared in the veg box this week. I feel a pesto and some sort of tomato sauce coming on in my head.
The pesto was easy to make, and now I’m left thinking what to serve it with. A Brie and Bacon style toastie or perhaps a nice slice of Cod with a drizzle of the pesto. I feel I now need to do some shopping!
Another Celeriac, big and gnarly is also there. A small red cabbage, sweet potatoes and a cauliflower….the mind teasers for the weekend of what to do ever present, forcing me to think out the box. It’s a nice problem to have.
Made a trip to the Osteo this week, which gave me the final push to track down the MRI scan on my hip from last year. No back cracking until I produce the paperwork. Still it was another step into trying to stop the decay on this aching desk constrained IT manager.
The weekend looks bright and sunny, but still a nip in the air….the mountains are calling but we aren’t quite there yet, it’s coming and I’ve already got my sights on the first Munro’s of the season. Ben Wyvis and Gael Charn for when the time comes.
Time is short this week, I’m determined to make the rounds though to check in with the other shares and apologies for missing you last week.
The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Natalie the Explorer that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.
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