Normally I am a creative person. If I am not writing, I tend to be beading, but I lack patience for most crafts at the moment.
Instead, I have been gardening, taking time out to investigate what is in my garden, cull out the weeds and the plants I don’t want, and just have a look at what we have got.
One thing I wanted to do, was get white stones and put them underneath the Cherry tree, because it gets very dark and shady under there.
But recently, I had another idea, thanks for my Mum. She suggested crushed shells. That spread to crushed shells being made into a path underneath the tree, and a bench seat in the shadiest part.
And so I started. And I have done a good job so far (if I may say so). I have four bags of shell down (over weedmat) and on Tuesday I will get some more weedmatting, and on Thursday I will be getting more shell, another 6 bags I think.
Until we can afford the wooden bench, I will put our plastic chairs under there to enjoy the cool shade that the tree offers on the extremely hot days that we experience. It will be a nice place to take cool drinks, the laptop and mellow out.
Talking of Mellowing Out, on Friday I visited a local cafe, on my own (yes, ON MY OWN), along with my laptop. I had a beauty feed and managed to edit 22 pages of an old manuscript. It has more potential than I originally thought, and I enjoyed reading it, getting totally engrossed in it while I was working on it. I went home on Friday afternoon feeling very uplifted and refreshed.
Then – horrors of horrors – I actually wrote today. I have finally started Son of God – in fact 1825 words! It took me a couple of hours, but it is a start, and something that I am proud of, so I guess one creative outlet just leads naturally to another.
Here’s hoping that the desire continues!