Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.
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Sunday 17 January 2010
Sunday and all is well.
Where is January going?
It seems that the older we get, the quicker the time goes. My Nan always used to say the older your get the quicker your time flies, so make the most of every day and she was not wrong there. But of course as a child i never believed her for one minute. Now I am in the Summer of my life, I know exactly what she meant. With all the things happening around the world, it does make yoiu sit up and take stock of ones life. I guess in many repsects I am lucky because I am living the dream and I have a wonderful man beside me. I do wonder what my life would have been like, if I had done the things I had planned to do when I was a teenager.
When I was at school, I had planned to become a nurse. I wanted to go to college and study nursing, with a view to working as a nurse or a midwife. That never actually happened.
Why not your thinking?
It never happened, because I met my first husband and that for some reason changed my life. As it turns out, my life took several turns, which has led me to the life I lead now. The life I am leading now, is the dream and I do not waste a moment of it, because I know that one day it will end.
Today, began at a reasonable hour, having taken some Nytol last night. I slept to 3.15am, after that I dozed on and off until 8am, when I decided I would get up. Pad needed walking. So having put on my nice warm down jacket. It was warm because it had been hung by the stove over night. There had been a frost over night, which left a thin film of ice on the puddles from yesterdays rain. But it was not long before the sun was out. Once back onboard the boat. it was time for breakfast for Pad, Marmite hubby and I, with a nice warming cuppa.
On the jobs list for the day. Tidying the hold was No1. So there was nothing for it, but to get in the hold and restack the coal and do a bag count, as we will be needing a top up soon. Whilst stacking the coal, people came calling for their coal, which meant less bags to stack. After that job was done. We decided we would try and turn the boat in the basin, as the ice was thining. It turned out that we winded easily and were then back on our mooring for the night. The plan is to move tomorrow. Next job on the list, was to top up the water tank. The taps here are very slow. So having connected the hosepipe, I had time for a coffee and a natter with passing walkers. In all it took about an hour to fill the tank. It has been a productive day in many way's. Even dinner is cooking in the back stove, so I do not have to think about what we are going to eat. Tonight it is Chicken Casserole with Dumplings mmmmmm. So on that note, I am going with the thought that we should never take anything or anyone for granted, because one day, it may all be taken away.
God bless all those people in Haiti.