Wednesday, 1 November 2006

contented inertia

I think I have pretty much decided that I don't need to move house.

B definitely doesn't need to move house - in fact, he's quite stressed about the whole idea and it's upsetting him. Which is upsetting me.

Over the last week or so (since Kate and Vic came down while B was away and helped me sort things out), I have found myself planning again - thinking that we could do so-and-so over there in that part of the garden. That we could put up a verandah outside the back door to leave our dirty boots and coats in. That I can plant a damson tree just over there.

Also, we have found out that our neighbours are definitely selling up. So we are going to see whether there is any possibility of buying a bit of the field at the back of the house from the new owner. Probably not pig-possible as it's quite close to other houses. But definitely more trees and veg and things. Possibly a goat. A quiet goat.

So this afternoon I have turfed the chooks out of the greenhouse and mulched with cardboard. I have spent a happy half hour at Adam's Apples choosing various trees and bushes (gooseberries!) and I have drawn a plan of the garden and have started seeing what will fit where. I have put a plea on Freecycle for well rotted muck.

Mrs Chicken is still improving in health, and I feel quite a bit better too - pottering around in the sunny afternoon has definitely made me very serene. I think it's going to be frosty tonight - I have put the geraniums in the greenhouse.

I am happy.

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  1. As Magenta says, I'm happy, you're happy, we're All Happy! Incidentally, I've been looking for a tree for our garden and Adam's Apples looks great, plus I love the expression 'bare root maidens'. Wouldn't that be a good name for a folk band?

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  2. As Magenta says, I'm happy, you're happy, we're All Happy! Incidentally, I've been looking for a tree for our garden and Adam's Apples looks great, plus I love the expression 'bare root maidens'. Wouldn't that be a good name for a folk band?

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  3. Horray for happy. As you know, I'm all for staying put. The thought of moving terrifies me. Odd really, given that for the first 30 years of my life I moved on average every 2 years.

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  4. Horray for happy. As you know, I'm all for staying put. The thought of moving terrifies me. Odd really, given that for the first 30 years of my life I moved on average every 2 years.

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  5. What a wonderful site - thanks for that link!
    We dont have enough space for anything, although its enough for me to imagine rows of healthy old English apple treesamd lots of greengages and raspberries. Heaven :-)

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  6. What a wonderful site - thanks for that link!
    We dont have enough space for anything, although its enough for me to imagine rows of healthy old English apple treesamd lots of greengages and raspberries. Heaven :-)

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  7. Yippee! It's very nice to see you're happy.:-) And you didn't even need to kiss cowboys and shoot out the lights to do it! (If you don't know the song, I'll have to point you to the lyrics sometime.)

    And I certainly agree that "bare root maidens" would be an excellent name for a folk band. If I ever learn mandolin (or maybe even guitar), and I haven't heard of any others using the name, I might have to steal it from ditdotdat.

    I have to admit, over the five years that we've owned our house, I go through phases of thinking just how we could make this room perfect, and how nice the yard would look with that added to it, then I get hit with the phases where I think I hate the house, and I hate the little, tiny town we live in, and I really want to move, somewhere, anywhere, preferably where I could have goats and chickens, but really just anywhere.

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  8. Yippee! It's very nice to see you're happy.:-) And you didn't even need to kiss cowboys and shoot out the lights to do it! (If you don't know the song, I'll have to point you to the lyrics sometime.)

    And I certainly agree that "bare root maidens" would be an excellent name for a folk band. If I ever learn mandolin (or maybe even guitar), and I haven't heard of any others using the name, I might have to steal it from ditdotdat.

    I have to admit, over the five years that we've owned our house, I go through phases of thinking just how we could make this room perfect, and how nice the yard would look with that added to it, then I get hit with the phases where I think I hate the house, and I hate the little, tiny town we live in, and I really want to move, somewhere, anywhere, preferably where I could have goats and chickens, but really just anywhere.

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  9. And I put in someone else's journal on that last comment.:-( I'll make sure I get it right this time.

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  10. And I put in someone else's journal on that last comment.:-( I'll make sure I get it right this time.

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  11. Lovely to hear you say those three little words "I am happy".
    Now, for my second wish...

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  12. Lovely to hear you say those three little words "I am happy".
    Now, for my second wish...

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  13. As a person who had her house on the market for an entire year and then Utterly Failed to Move, I welcome you as a fellow contented inertia-ite. :-)

    Seriously, whatever makes both of you happy is the way to go. Isn't it wonderful to plan fruit trees, etc., for the future?

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  14. As a person who had her house on the market for an entire year and then Utterly Failed to Move, I welcome you as a fellow contented inertia-ite. :-)

    Seriously, whatever makes both of you happy is the way to go. Isn't it wonderful to plan fruit trees, etc., for the future?

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  15. This is Very Good News.

    I'm so happy things feel a bit more settled; moving is indeed a torment sent from above - avoid wherever possible.

    Funnily enough, someone was telling us about Adam's Apples just t'other day - did you realise they're right in our neck of the woods? In fact, we had our wedding lunch-bash-starter at the pub up the road. :)

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  16. This is Very Good News.

    I'm so happy things feel a bit more settled; moving is indeed a torment sent from above - avoid wherever possible.

    Funnily enough, someone was telling us about Adam's Apples just t'other day - did you realise they're right in our neck of the woods? In fact, we had our wedding lunch-bash-starter at the pub up the road. :)

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  17. Ah, OK, further reading reveals you are in fact, thinking of staying put. OK. Yes, that's stress-free. Good plan. :-)

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  18. Ah, OK, further reading reveals you are in fact, thinking of staying put. OK. Yes, that's stress-free. Good plan. :-)

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