One Day before Mothers Day 2020

Today is Saturday, the 9th of May 2020. Next Saturday, the 16th of May, is Peter’s birthday. For Peter’s birthday we expect to be allowed to have a few visitors. This is why for tomorrow, on Mothers Day, we stay on our own, that is, just Peter with me having a nice special day. We do not mind this at all, since there is the pleasure of looking forward to having some visitors in one weeks time.

We had a very warm day yesterday, like a very pleasant summer day really, even though it is supposed to be autumn already in Australia. We expect to have another very warm day today. But from tomorrow on we are probably going to have much cooler temperatures again.

When we have a few visitors next week, we aim at spreading out in our backyard so we can still observe social distancing. We have a large and a very little table and plenty of garden chairs. So it should be possible to place everybody at a certain distance for as long as the weather is suitable for spending time outside. Especially for our great-grandchilden I think it would be good to be able to run around outside instead of being cooped up inside.

Thinking of the space at the back of our house, I am getting somewhat anxious that quite a bit more gardening is required. I actually tried to do some gardening here and there. But I feel it is never enough what I can do, and what Peter can do is very limited too. We have this extra problem now with our frontyard, that is actually common property. However there are certain issues again as to the maintenance of the common area. This is quite upsetting for me, but I try, not to worry too much.

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DSCN5880 This picture is from the frontyard, the others are from the backyard!

9 thoughts on “One Day before Mothers Day 2020

  1. “I grow old … I grow old …
    I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

    Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
    I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
    I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

    I do not think that they will sing to me.

    I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
    Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
    When the wind blows the water white and black.
    We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
    By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
    Till human voices wake us, and we drown.” (From: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock…T.S.Eliot)

  2. Thanks Joe!

    A Love Song? How old may this guy be? The words to the song have actually a lovely ring to it. Yes. thanks for that, Joe. I searched Google and found a lot about this poem. When I have a bit more time, I might have another look at it to hopefully understand the poem a bit better:

    https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJzj4tTP1TcwrIw3MTZg9BLK0lNIzEkrSk1RKCgqTSvKT84GAIq3Cb4&q=j.+alfred+prufrock&oq=J.+Alfred+Prufrock&aqs=chrome.1.0j46j0l6.9316j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    Right now I have to cook some lunch and after lunch I’ll try to do a bit more work in the garden!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Happy Early Mother’s Day, Uta!
    Happy Early Birthday to Peter!
    I hope you both have wonderful celebrations together! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope your weather will be good for the outdoor times!
    (((HUGS))) โค ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS…Love the sock photo! ๐Ÿ™‚

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