21 July 2009

Patience anybody ?


I am not a patient person. Passion yes but patience no. Better fast, finished and sometimes wrong than slow, almost never finished but always get it right. Need I say that my husband is the opposite? Well now my total lack of patience is showing it`s ugly face and I walk around feeling annoyed and irritated all the time. It might be due to the three weeks of vacation that I have already had and the two weeks yet to come. How so you might wonder. Oh I have had a marvelous vacation so far it`s not that it`s just that I`ve had all the time in the world wandering around the country house seeing all unfinished projects, gritting my teeth and knowing that they won’t be done this summer either. You know little things like isolation on the second floor so that we actually can stay here during winter and won’t have to spend a fortune on central heating. Oh yes why not some central heating while we are at it and a bathroom that doesn´t look like a hole in the wall. No luxury mind you but something else than concrete floor would be nice and maybe some tiles and a basin…. Speaking of the second floor , it would be very nice if the daughters rooms were started on up there since sleeping four persons in the same bedroom doesn`t do much for the matrimonial bliss. But then the isolation must be done first and….. well, it`s catch 22 folks. Or like one of them little games you had when you were a kid, a square with the numbers 1-15 on it all in the wrong order and you had to move them around to get them in the right order again. Or that multicolored cube thing, Uck! I never were any good at those games either…..didn`t have the what’s you call it, ah yes PATIENCE that’s the word I was looking for.

I read an article the other day about a woman that had a gigantic garden and a very nice one at that. The interviewer asked her how she managed to tend to the garden all on her own not getting stressed by the enormity of the task. She said that she did one little project at the time and focused just on that and when it was finished she took time to enjoy the fact that she had done it instead of thinking about all the things that was still left to do. It sounded dead easy. Like something even I could manage.So from tomorrow on I will try to do just that…....


......but tonight I still want my garden to look like this

Yeah I know it`s hard to compete with Gertrud Jekyll .... but I am sure she had lot`s of patience.....and a few gardeners.


My house like it came out of this.....



and me feeling ( and looking) like this......




But tomorrow thats when I start laughing at clouds.....




Take care
Jeanette

3 comments:

Anna of Helylle said...

Hehehe, it just wouldn't be you now, would it?
A million thanks for the surprise gift - hubby put it on the breakfast table this morning. I'll get back to you!

LiLi M. said...

Mmmm I'm not so patient as well, but it depends, who is asking, who wants me to do anything, or worst; who keeps me waiting. Waiting...I immediately start thinking: I am waiting for ... all of my life, this has to stop and it has to stop now. Call cell phone, next I want to start throwing, but I never never do that. In fact I am quite lazy and when I start throwing it will almost certain be me who has to clean it.
Doing one thing at the time, there is another blogger who advised me that, but I haven't tried it yet. I just don't think I am the one activity person, neither am I the planned person. Too bad maybe, but I just have to cope with it. Just have fun Jeanette, we like you the way you are, neither more nor less when your home appears in one of those magazines. Have a thrill friday night and a great weekend just being yourself!

Edilene Rocha said...

Olá! Conheci seu espaço e é tudo de bom! Amei mesmo!!! Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!
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