Nurturing Thursday 9


We’ve finished our last shift as cleaners at the local college. And now we’re at home and looking forward to the Easter Holiday. Two weeks off work. Whooohooo!

Time to relax and replenish my energy and ~ if the weather perks up ~ do a little work in the garden. It’s been a bitterly cold, wet Winter, so there’s much nurturing to be done. I’m hoping to clear the weeds and prepare the ground ~ and maybe plant some vegetable seeds, (indoors, at least, if not out.)

But even if it rains I intend to make the most of it.

I’ll cosy up with some knitting or crochet.

Or Martin.

And I’ll most likely eat some chocolate 😉


Nurturing Thursday is the idea of Becca Givens, author of ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.’ To read more about this, or to join in, please click here.

31 thoughts on “Nurturing Thursday 9

    1. Thanks, Joss, feeling the fun already! My son has just told us that he’s bringing our two year~old granddaughter over for a couple of days, tomorrow ~ so weeding h dropped right to the bottom of my agenda! 😉

    1. Thanks Sue ~ wishing you and your family a lovely Easter, too. What do they say about best laid plans, though? We’re now expecting a visit from my son and granddaughter tomorrow, so the garden will have to wait! 🙂

  1. Oh how I wish we lived closer for several reasons — but with this post — Knitting!! I am trying to teach myself to knit — the present piece is a scarf — but I’ve restarted it at least 12+ times. Supposedly “very simple pattern for beginners” … I am forgetting the knit purl part at this point — and just knit — but I’m tearing my hair (not very much self nurturing here) … but I am not getting frustrated enough to call it quits. 😀 No one near knits.

    Nonetheless — thank you for contribution to Nurturing Thursday … and have a blessed Easter!! 😀

    1. Easter Blessings to you and your family, too, Becca. It’s a shame I can’t pop round to help you with your knitting. I never follow patterns to the letter, I always adapt and have found that free form suits me best, making up as I go along and there are no mistakes! Keep going ~ once you get the knack there’ll be no stopping you! 🙂

    2. don’t give up Becca, like any new skill it takes a while to get the hang of it. It’s a lot of fun and very relaxing once you get past the being a beginner part. I taught myself to knit so I know you can do this.

  2. Two weeks off! That’s fabulous! I like your attitude about making the most of it and not letting weather “dampen” (bad pun) your spirits! 🙂 And chocolate, of course! Happy Easter, and a healthy long vacation. ox

    1. Ha ha Debra! Moaning about the weather used to make me so miserable that I decided not to bother and just take it as it comes. It makes life so much easier ~ and chocolate always helps! Easter Blessings to you and yours, my friend! 🙂

  3. It’s been a while since I’ve visited, Jacqueline, and what a neat time to pop in for a tea! I went back over a few of your posts and picture you healthily bounding out twice daily for a bit of vigour and refreshment with your adoptee. I loved the photo of you as a Sister (do you still call nurses sisters?)

    You sound happy. I didn’t join in with the Chopra/Oprah meditations…some of my meditation buddies were going to participate, but I’ve not heard any of their feedback yet. One of them attended Deepak’s courses and is now qualified to teach his techniques and assign mantras to individuals. She was going to give us ours, but headed off for Hawaii for three weeks!

    Good to see that Thursdays still hold good positive reinforcing. The Occupy had curious lookie-loos, but, methinks, not a strong enough punch or theme to grow.

    Thanks for your visit and keep all those fabulous colours in your life! 🙂

  4. I hope you are enjoying your break to the fullest! Know what you mean about the garden needing tending. I just planted several new flower bulbs and oh my goodness, the amount of weeding and TLC that needs done almost overwhelmed me. Our Winter was cold and wet, too. On the flip side, maybe that means it killed off a lot of the bad insect eggs/larvae (like the horrible Japanese beetles we get here!). Enjoy your time off, your family visit and of course, LOTS of chocolate! 🙂

    1. It’s almost over now, Corina, but I made great progress mentally and spiritually during my time off, as well as completing a number of practical tasks. We did manage to get out in the garden one afternoon, wrapped up in coats and thermals and, yes, the work to be done is a little overwhelming. But I also believe that this prolonged and bitter cold snap will have it’s upside, killing off pests and even human viruses. 🙂

  5. Enjoy your Easter Break WR, nothing beats a couple of weeks resting away from work.. I hope that you enjoy your break, and the weather is kind to you 🙂 Many thanks also for dropping by loved seeing you 🙂

    1. Thank you, Sue, it has been good but I didn’t get much done in the garden. Mind you it’s growing so slowly, due to the cold weather, so I should be able to catch up when it eventually warms up! 🙂

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