Monday 21 January 2008

Things I did & did not do

I had a lovely weekend and apart from a trip to the garden centre I barely went anywhere. I love shopping for plants and usually come back with far too many that I then have to find space for although this time I showed restrain and didn't go too mad.

Plant pots bought - 3 (1 v large and 2 the next size down)
Plants repotted into larger pots - 5 (thankfully dh helped with the lifting)
Primulas planted outside - 5
Inside - 1 (so pretty and brightens up the room)
Bougainvilla pruned - 1 (looks dreadful, I think I got a little carried away)
Mess made - dreadful both inside and out
Words of script written - 0 (big fat zero)
Words written for short story for Jersey Eisteddfod - 0 (yes, another big fat zero)
Chapters edited on T&OL - 3 (here we have a little success)
Packets of Midget Gems consumed whilst editing - 1 (a large pack unfortunately)
Chews eaten by Miniature Schnauzer (used as bribes for a little peace) - 2 (1 each day)

So, although I didn't manage to get very far with either the short story (closing day, 6 February so still a little time) or the Script (I have until April, thankfully), all was not lost as I did manage to edit T&OL and thoroughly enjoy doing it. Unfortunately I was so absorbed by the story that when dh opened the shed door having arrived back home from visiting m-i-l in hospital I nearly had a heart attack. It didn't help that it was dark outside and that I'd been writing about my poor hero coping with reconstructive surgery.


HelenMWalters said...

I have an inbuilt guilt response every time people mention gardening. I have a tiny weeny garden, but I never do anything with it - I just can't cope! So I think you should be suitably proud of what you achieved!

Annieye said...

Crikey, you were busy with gardener-like activities this weekend. You made me laugh with the thought of your poor dh opening your shed door just as you were writing about reconstructive surgery!

Have you ever written a word just as you heard it on the tv? That is really weird when that happens.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a really productive weekend! All that plant buying and writing. Plants are one thing that never lasts 5 mins in our garden as boys love to shread them! and if Im lucky enough to do the first draft of a short story with out inter, then Im too mentally drained to do any more. More like 72 than 42!

Lane Mathias said...

Lovely plants! There's nothing like a binge in a garden centre:-)

Reconstructive surgery? Intruiging!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helenmh - I love gardening and used to have a landscape gardening company with my ex-husband.

annieye - I had such a fright when he did that and he doesn't like to disturb me so tries to keep quiet which didn't help matters either.

No I don't think I've done that, it must be weird.

motherx - my young neice and nephew come and visit sometimes and I have to remember not to be precious about the plants as they do grow back.

lane - my favourite shopping after books is plant shopping.

My hero (an RAF pilot) was shot down in WWII. I loved doing the research for it.