sunday slowly

It hasn’t stopped raining since yesterday. And although I haven’t checked, I suspect there’s been an explosion of garden growth. It’s also unseasonably cold (how quickly we become attached to warm weather!) and at 5 am I was aware of wanting an extra blanket … but preferred a slightly chilly sleep to the reality of getting up to retrieve one. By 8 am I was lowering windows and pulling on socks. And a bowl of warm oats suddenly seemed the only thing I wanted. It may just be a day to cocoon and come to grips with laundry, dishes and bits and pieces of planning for the week. We’ll see. The lure of peonies in bud may just be too strong …

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limit everything to the essential

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