Monday, 30 November 2015

Storms, mowing & productivity

well we had quite a week here with storms on Tuesday & the weekend before that we had some rain but weather was mild compared to the last week. 
Thursday a friend came over with his ride-on & mowed my place as i was getting a little flustered with the weather being against me trying to mow it with a push mower. i would get a good portion of it mowed, like all the front, around the house & down to the chook shed when the rains would come & then it would be on & off & before i knew it i was re-mowing the same areas again, so the back part of my blocks was getting neglected & it was getting long!
then Friday came & it hit us here with almost 45`c! the storms that came here that afternoon were savage! hail, lightning we had the works, power outages, it was scary, most of the weekend was like that, though saturday was a cool 36`c but still had high humidity & storms & sunday was a tad milder with storms.
so, i have had the computer off for a good 3 days, wow, i got quite a bit done too, well, more than i usually do in a day, there was raking to do, (was out on Friday trying to beat the storm) got a fair bit of the mowed grass put around the trees, plants potted up, got quite a few done there, grass chipped out around the fig tree, knitted some dish cloths, finished the tea pot cozies & started re-making some old bath mats.   

up-cycling some old bathmats
finished tea cozies

today the computer went on early & i got almost absolutely nothing done ...

boy, does it make you feel lethargic! 
i did manage to drag myself away late this arvo to let the chooks out for a green pick & i got some lemongrass potted up, not a total wasted day at least. 
computers do have their good points, research is easier, ordering online, reading wonderful blogs, etc. i just need to use my time on it more wisely. 
i think i will keep up some days where the computer doesn't come on & sit & do knitting or my bath mats, am folding them in half & putting a blanket stitch around as well. they were once one towel re-purposed, they didn't sell at our markets so i grabbed them to make myself a bath mat, as i only have one, i was going to just sew them together to make one but it seemed too big. am totally enjoying making them too. 
plus there's also plenty of weeding to do & more raking...

sounds like another storm coming in, got to love living in Queensland.

hope everyone is keeping cool or warm in your part of the world

thanx for visiting


  1. I find the same with computers - lovely servants but bad masters hey.

  2. Selina, wow 45C is hot!!! It got to 35C here and that was too much for us. I ended up going to the movies to stay in the aircon for a couple of hourse. LOL! The storms haven't been too bad here so far although just out of town there was property damage. I do hold my breath when I hear the thunder though as they have been savage in some parts as you say.

  3. Sorry to hear about these storms that cause a bit of havoc. Weather....what can you do!! But surprising how much time the computer eats up in our days. I'm interested in how these towels are getting repurposed into mats. Very clever.

    1. the towel was cut in half originally, to be used as 2 mats, donated to our markets ages ago & never sold, the other helper was putting them into the st vinnies bag so i bought them, which like i said was going to sew them together but instead turned them over in half again, i have small feet, will post when i'm finished.
      thanx for commenting

  4. Just catching up on your post Selina - you have been busy with lots of productivity. I too am ashamed to admit how much I miss my computer when it crashes, never thought I would be like that. :-)

  5. Wish I could say I am in control of my computer time. I have been contemplating weening myself off of it. Then time myself each day. Not an easy task but would probably accomplish so much more without it all the time. Could be a New Years resolution. :)