Am searching for cheerful things and I thought the date was quite fun.
And the weather was amazing. I sat on the doorstep again with a coffee and had to take off my extra jumper.
Next , another record breaking day of positives in Basilicata. Over 800! Another 5 in Pisticci . It seems like almost every town in the region has at least one case.
And the cheerful bit? Am sure Google won’t be offended if I write a list of some of the translations of towns in the region.
Starting with INDEED, BARREL, MOUNTAIN TOAST , ( I like that particularly) BUNDLE, SINK and FUSSY.
I think I might have an infection which would be why I’m so tired and a bit fed up. However I have a plan to fix it so am feeling better already.
Today I finally made the first of the stretchers I need for this month’s work. It was 150×120 cms and is I think the biggest one I have made so far. I persuaded myself to start by telling myself that it would only take 4 cuts. Wrong!!! I had to use a separate piece of wood for every side so it was 8 cuts and then another one for the cross support. I am seriously thinking of buying a new saw and mitre block. Sawing is really hard work, not counting the stress of measuring. But it’s done.
Tomorrow I might make the next biggest one . 120x80cms.
And I might order some better tools. Not sure if it’s a case of “a bad work man blames his tools ” or a €7 saw doesn’t last long. ( on that subject , one of my children, when young and asked to do an exercise on proverbs wrote ” a bad work man blames his wife”. The teacher was quite impressed. )
Last night I stayed awake until midnight and then as I think there was no official fireworks I watched all the unofficial ones which had been going off all day.
I celebrated new year with camomile tea. I was tired!
Now it’s wine time . There is a lovely sunset again.
Happy 2022 Anne! May the next year bring us some clarity in the form of heads rolling (or other dismemberment of the regime, I’m not picky!)
Happy new year to you too. Hope we can meet up.