It is incredibly dark and gloomy this morning, and I needed my headlamp on to put out the rubbish. Now almost 9am and it’s still dark out there. I have been asking my beloved when the darkest morning falls – as we all know, after the shortest day, the mornings keep on getting darker for a while. He cannot remember the nitty gritty and so I shall Google…Â I just need to know that we have passed the hump because, this morning, it is difficult to believe it so.
So, Sunrise on Jan 1st was 9:06 and today it will be atÂ 9:05,and thus the hump is passed. Maybe it is the rain thatÂ makes it appear so very dark today. Whatever the cause, I feel the need to alleviate the gloom. If all goes to plan, there will be photographs later.
Notwithstanding the gloom, one hen literally flew out of the pophole this morning when I opened the hen hoose. With the aid of my headlamp, I followed herÂ rapid progress around the back of the house, behind the car, and into the field. The wee minx is still laying al fresco! Investigations have been made, and five eggs discovered beneath the errant chook. It’s madness, that she should choose to lay outside in the weather conditions that we have been experiencing. Say what you like about Black Rocks, they are most certainly hardy.
I am feeling far better today – perhaps because I took the step of finding a sock UFO yesterday and knitting a couple of inches of cuff. I feel less rattled, more soothed, better centered this morning.
It seems possible that my chauffeur today will require an amphibious vehicle in order to get up our drive to the house. I think perhaps I should go down to the road to meet her, and forsake my wheel for today. The sock cuff can come for an outing instead, and maybe a hexapuff orÂ two.
And now it is time to crack on with my day. The schedule of things for this morning includes:
- Sling five eggs into a bucket of water and see what floats
- Unpin Flukra
- Pack stuff for spinning group
- Leave some lunch for ‘is nibs – it’s day 1 back at his desk and he’ll be needing some comfort food
- EAT BREAKFAST!