I hope you're having a lovely day either being a mum or remembering your mum.
I've had a quiet but productive day that's included:
1)writing -- I have at last got my hero and heroine on the page together. Often I try to start with them together early, preferably on the first page, the first paragrah, even the first sentence... but this story called for something different. I'm happy now they're in the same room though. Let the new tension begin!!!!
2) 4 lovely phone calls -- one from each "child," all in distant parts.
3) planting sage and escahllots in the herb garden
4) starting to paint our bedroom (which won't be our bedroom after the extensions which are due to start in a month or so). Here's a before shot, and you can see the room is very dark and log cabin-y. It has its own kind of cosy charm, I guess, but we're now committed to painting the whole inside of our cottage white (or rather off white). We're in love with the results so far. The place feels bigger, brighter, cleaner and more like a country cottage than a log cabin. I promise to show after photos, but don't hold your breath. This painting business can't be hurried.
OK, I'm off to wash my hair and have a cuppa with my neighbour.