I’ve finally reached a bit of quiet and some space to write and I’ve got so many ideas that I want to get down too! Its been a hectic few weeks compared to the rest of the summer, the high point being my daughter’s visit, much chat and SHOPPING! Even without new blogs, I had one day when I had 30 hits, there seems to be no rhyme nor reason to it. I think I will go on Twitter just so I can link the Blog.
As I write, I’ve got the neighbours Dalmation dog with me, who is very confused and thinks I’ve kidnapped her. Roland has been ill for a while and I’ve always said if I can help with Aika, please let me know. This morning Lizzie herself was ill and also needed to talk to the Doctor so she rang me and I’ve had a glorious dog walk. It was so good to get out with Doggie company,but my cynical voice said, this wouldn’t be such fun when its all icy! Now I just wish Aika would settle a bit, she’s worried she’s been abandoned. She’s hoovered the kitchen floor, you forget what dogs can find on an apparently clean floor! Having seen Spotty dog in the Wooden Tops (that ages me), I’m glad to report that Dalmations really do walk like that!
The Indian summer has passed, with a fall of snow on the tops and the sycamores and larches turning gold at the same time, usually they’re a few weeks apart. We’ve the National day bank holiday coming up, where we coould have done some specatcular walks – but not only are the high paths snowed up, its going to rain! Funny how one EU country has no trouble celebrating their land, (and they technically lost the last war), compared to our feeble washed out, scared of its own shadow UK!
Dave and I were all set to go to Germany this week for an Andrew Wommack conference, which we missed two years ago because of my working for Lois. This time, Dave’s boss suddenly cancelled his holiday, and while I was annoyed at the time, I can see God’s hand was in it. During the time we should have been away, I’ve been able to help next door a little, and also run an EAGALA workshop with Edith and the horses, where we think we may have our first Lungau customer. We were able to demonstrate the therapy to our sponsors from Tu Was (and I was allowed to do it in English!!!), and from the ensuing evening meeting, we have sponsorship for riding lessons for one of the Asylum seekers. Then when we watched Andrew online, his theme was something I’d been listening to on the old MP3 player while bog cleaning at the Burg!
The past few weeks have seen the end of the season at the Burg, with the last children, and a TV company filming which meant the season was extended while Stef was here – still I went, cleaned and came home! It was one of these living in the middle ages and voting out a contestant each day things. Having watched them filming, it makes you realise what a sham these things are. When I last saw them, the two last contestants were knocking seven bells out of each other in the Hof with padded sticks…hmmm. Just one more day this week to tidy the last bedrooms then finish.
I still havent really decided about next year. I’ll say I’ll be back so I have the option. I did really blow it a bit with Erna too! We were cleaning the Rittersaal and I had to do another room, and I asked if she needed me again and she said no, so I wandered off, only to get shouted later because she expected me back to help after I’d done the room. Michaela confirmed I had said the right thing in German too! Maybe just a miss understanding but quite honestly, I have no respect for the woman any more – it’s when you respect someone that its stressful. If I have to work with her again, I’ll just ignore her as we’ve done the end of this season. I also went to the Docs, to find that my cholesterol is finally ok, but my thyroid is on the blink again – hence the extreme tiredness this season. I wish I’d been able to see him sooner. On the higher medicine, I feel great, but of course I’m not working either. I’ve also managed to have a stinking cold and cystitis, which needed horse pill size antibiotics in the past couple of weeks too. Not to mention the Panda having a major illness. It was some speed control box, which was causing it to hiccup. Dave’s still convinced I was imagining it, but the guy at the garage tried it with a bx from another Panda and it was ok. Hence a huge garage bill too, but at least Dave has a very small pension coming – if the Prudential can just get their system to accept our account number!
Well Aika has now been rescued and we’re going to have another round this afternoon -she’ll probably refuse to go with me!