Friday, October 19, 2012

Mowing


A day well spent today. And to top it off I defeated (yes) the grass in the back yard which has grown lush and quickly - my push mower (I supply the energy) didn't cope too well with the long grass...but I persevered and now I can smell that wonderful smell after you mow... ( the photo was taken a very long time ago but the mower style is the same) but a bit too tired to cook tea so am eyeing off a banana, some almonds, a tomato and maybe a little yoghurt for a thrill... apart from greens its nearly all the food groups. Mentioned this sort of tea when i was at Tafe the other day and all the young girls went "Ooh! Ahh! - how lucky you are not to have to cook dinner!" I just said back - "I'm nearly 60, been doing this 7 days a week  since I was 18 - done my time girls" - but sometimes it would be wonderful to be back there doing it and having Tea with others..although on a beautiful warm evening like today - its nice just to kick back, walk barefoot in the cut grass, and take the time just to see how beautiful it can all be when I take the time out to notice. Its at times like this that I feel close to what's really important and real...you know "life the Universe and Everything" - to Mum and Dad and the old people and ways that were so kind to a child like me... to a sister or two who was there when I was walking out in life and who remains there by me - solid and constant - to friends who made me laugh, to my wonderful Don who once said to me to never look down when I was walking... he said "Hold your head up and look straight at people, you have no reason to look down" What a man. I look right at people now and so much eye contact can be exhausting but so often there is a little smile or a nod, or especially special is when a toddler pulls a face at me just for fun...and to my two lovely daughters - what can i say here? They are inside my heart and I am inside theirs and it is wonderful to be so connected with two of the sanest most commonsensical people. I have been so lucky in the draw of life...it may not seem like this at times - so many, too many deaths way too young, sicknesses of those I loved, suffering, Not a lot of folk in our family seem to make old age - but life is precious and valued...and there has and is so much compassion -
I like people mainly except for the idjits!!! And hopefully they know who they are and keep well away from me... of else! And I admit to many laughs when Julia fell flat on her face - done the same but the world wasn't my witness - and I had to crawl up all by myself - so she's done well many hands to help -

Just a thought train or three -time to go for that banana (Aussie grown of course) and the Almonds (Aussie as well) - time to get back to doing my Taxes which I began only this arvo - and I have to admit I am loving the weather down here near Melbourne - the evenings are so long and light...its like having so much extra time in the day to be outside and watch the sky, feel the breeze and notice the changes around me.

5 comments:

Andrew said...

Julia had an excuse for falling. She was wearing heels. Were you?

Middle Child said...

No - I just slipped on the ramp up to our house which was covered with mossy stuff after a lot of rain... almost ripped my arm out of its socket - still gets sore a few years later - I was carrying stuff I couldn't drop and i saved it...

her heels weren't very high at all my daughter checked them out (important job that one - as did almost every Australian woman

I was at Tafe and in Julia's own electorate - even staunch Juliarites had a chuckle as no doubt did Tim himself - it was funny! No bones broken and she carried it off well enough

Middle Child said...

Just wanted to clarify in these oh so sensitive times - I didn't laugh at Julia because she is a woman - I laughed at Howard when he fell and wasn't injured - laughed at Hawke when he collected a cricket ball in the wrong place and wasn't injured... and would laugh just as hard it Abbott copped a slip. There is something funny about famous people slipping- Dave Allen was onto this when he used to have the Pope being carried up the stairs and the chair would keep slipping off...its just funny.

FoxyMoron said...

No, no Therese! There is something funny about ANYONE falling over,(as long as they don't hurt themselves) for some reason. It's human nature to laugh, doesn't mean we wish ill of the faller at all. Why do you think "Funniest Home Videos" is still on tv after all these years? ;)

R.H. said...

Julia - The Emu - Gillard is a funny shape. Clumsy. It has trouble even walking, have a look. Rogues come undone in various ways.