Don't you love it when the snow drops make an appearance? I do. I also love our yellow crocuses. (These are a bit out of focus and it was dark when I left the house and will be dark when I get back home so this will do for now)
Life has been running its usual course. Already, the weekend seems in the distance past and unfortunately, the next weekend is still in the distant future. On a personal level, life is good but unremarkable (and I'll get back to that in a moment). Outside my snug home things are rather different. Worrying. I am of course talking about the new president of the United States. It is disturbing how an individual can do so much harm in such a short time. I am not American and I am not particularly politically literate so don't feel qualified to say much about the new regime but what has been happening in these past couple of weeks is worrying, it really is. My American colleague is devastated, angry and worried, as are all the other Americans I know personally and through my blog. The world is polarised and divided. Here in the UK, there have been marches to support the Women's March, protests against a planned DT State Visit took place in several big cities, a petition to prevent DT from making a State Visit to the UK has been signed by 1,646,976 million citizens (at the time of writing), marches for science are planned. When has a politician last caused so much outrage? It is scary. Where will it end?
I know many of my readers and blog friends are deliberately keeping politics out of their blogs. It is what I prefer also but sometimes, just sometimes, I am breaking my own rule. Remaining silent is not always the right choice. I'll leave it at that.
As I said earlier, life on the home front is generally good. We are all beavering away quietly and nothing much is happing. I like it like that but it makes for boring blog posts. I am recovering from my first cold of the season and it feels good to be able to breathe normally again. I am trying to keep evenings free so I have time to relax, craft and see a bit more of the children. Mind you, with all the bickering I am not always sure it is a good thing. I have been enjoying some good chats with all four individually and enjoyed these very much. I particularly enjoy talking to Sam at the moment. He is an interesting and complicated character. The weekend was quiet with plenty of making. I started cutting fabric for Annie's quilt and I spent a happy afternoon at the Stitchery sewing binding for Sam's quilt from tiny scraps of fabric. I have finally started using my craft room and I like it very much. I am going to show you soon, when it is a bit lighter in the evenings.
In other news, tomorrow starts my last month in my current job. I am a little anxious about my new job but I'll do my best to impress. I am looking forward to working one day less. Imagine all the extra time! Better still, I can work school hours. I'll miss working with Richard.
I am just watching a re-run of Planet Earth II, the episode with baby iguanas and the racing snakes. It is astonishing. Have you seen it?
Anyway, enough waffling. Wishing you a good week. xx