Let There Be Light! (And Now…Let There Be Sleep)

It is 12.30am on Saturday morning….way past my bedtime!  I have just arrived back at the little nest after a looooooooong day!

I had to get up earlier to be ready for the electrician, who by the way, bears a striking resemblance to SuperMario. I kept on wanting to pet him. I have not had any electricity in the kitchen since Tuesday…I have coped just fine without it (just used my landlady’s utility room). But, of course, I needed an electrician to come and take a look at what is going on.

I woke at 5.30am to get myself ready and finish my ironing before the electrician arrived at 7am to fix whatever was causing the kitchen fuses to trip.  It seems some water had effected the outside security lights which are on the same circuit.  He spent almost four hours trying to resolve the problem.

He has done a grand job…too grand a job really.  When I arrived back here just now, the whole side passage lit up like Broadway.

I felt just a tad conspicuous with so many new bulbs and polished casings shining on me.  Before the electrician tackled the electrics this morning, half of the security lights didn’t work at all.


Then I started cooking for my landlady at 8.30am and filled up her freezer with meals.  I finished at noon and then had to rush off to my job down the hill.

Then this evening I have been helping with an ongoing assignment I have …which usually finishes at midnight, however, we ran overtime tonight.

I just saw a – what do they call them? Me me? It kind of sums up what it is like to have been running round for 18 hours. Do you want to see it?

The good news is…I am still mirthful, despite fatigue.  I was walking down the lane just now singing…yes out loud (I am sure none of the mansion residents would have been annoyed by my lullaby quiet singing – I wasn’t singing in my full-on belt-it-out range).  I was singing:

“Show me the way to go home

I’m tired, and I want to go to bed

I had a cup of tea about an hour ago

And it’s gone straight to my head”

With that…I really ought to say Good Night and work on some better quality posts over the weekend.  For now…it’s all about sleep!

I just thought, everytime a fox or a cat wanders within reach of the security sensor…they are going to get a fright at the light show!

Without further ado…adieu adieu to you and you and you.

Like A Lark Who Is Learning To Pray

I am in a mirthful mood.  I am sure I will tell you more about it at the weekend, but Goldfinch is fluttering down to see me after he flies back from Italy on Monday. So happy!

But even before I had that news, I was feeling happy. I have found myself singing since I published the post about the large picture on my bedroom wall. I do think my mind is generally a very happy mind.  I don’t dwell on things that drag me down.  I think happy cheery thoughts.  It is a very nice mind to have I must admit!  Especially considering there are of course some memories that could overwhelm me.  But they are all in sealed boxes on high up shelves in my mind and I do pretty well at keeping them there until there is a reason I need to consider them.

smiling cerealIn general my mind sees the good, the nice, the kind, the blessings. I am not blind to the not so good, the not so nice, the unkind and the challenges of life.  I am aware, but I don’t focus my mind on them.

It is a nice mind and I do try to protect it and nourish it with positive and wholesome thoughts. If there is something on my mind, aggravating my mind, I do try to do something about it so I can win back my peace.

Nope, I know that I am blessed beyond measure in so many ways.  The momentary trials in life do not permanently diminish my joy.

There are days when I honestly could skip down the street, my happiness is so abundant. Or try to say “Good Morning” to every one that passes me.  Or sing, and I mean full-on belt-it-out singing for everyone to hear! And what would I be singing?

Well, this is what I have been singing all week.  The lyrics capture what it is to have your mind filled with happy thoughts that lift your heart. There have been moments this week, when I wanted to stand up on the bus and start singing it out to all the other passengers.  Or sing it to all of the customers that come in to my workplace. I have had to remain content with singing it in the shower and in my head mostly. Aaaaah…happy is such a wonderful feeling!