Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Every now and then I have a week when my energy levels fall so low that I can barely drag myself out of bed. I'm in one of those phases now.
I can't settle to anything for more than a few minutes and although I'd really like to do some crafting - and maybe getting creative would help get my head together I just can't be bothered to clear the desk of the stuff I bought last Friday. All I've done is tip it out of the bag!

So, I've pottered around the house and the garden a lot over the last few days. I got the loppers out and made inroads into the wilderness of overgrown trees and shrubs on the left side of the garden, and now I can actually see the ground, which is good (I think). Yesterday I shredded my way through all the branches I'd cut down.

When my aunt was here last week she spotted blackberries growing up in these tall trees and shrubs - they are more like a vine than a bush. Before they'd been here for a couple of hours she was making pastry for a blackberry pie - my aunt LOVES to bake! I picked loads more, I made blackberry muffins on Saturday, then they picked enough to fill a box to take away with them when they left for home on Sunday. Since then I've picked a load more and frozen them for future use, and there are still masses more - anyone want some blackberries?

Actually, thinking about it, even though I feel as if I've achieved nothing this week I've not done so badly, what with gradually getting through all the extra laundry, virtually catching up with my ironing mountain, and all that gardening.

Hey, that's not so bad!


Lythan said...

Sorry to hear about the iffy week. How about making some banana and blackberry brown betty? Put fruit in big dish and sprinkle on some sugar(if you need it sweet like it quite sharp). Melt a wodge of butter in a frying pan and then off heat add (more) sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon (or to taste) . Cube 8oz bread and stir into caramelly mixture. Back for about 20 mins gas mask 4. Eat until your tummy bursts.

Kathy said...

ooooh Lythan, that sounds really good. I'm going to have a go at that one.
Anyone else got recipes for me?

Kel said...

No recipes I'm afraid, but just wanted to give you a virtual hug for the crappy week (((hug)))!

Paula said...

Hope you are feeling better now kathy, from someone who had her crappy week last week (((HUG)))