She’s one year old today;
One year old today!
She’s got the crawl of the floor;
Never been one year old before;
Her father says she can’t do as she likes,
But shout hip-hip hooray;
For she’s a jolly good yeller:
She’s just turned one today!


It has been one of those days where the pressure builds until one can almost feel one’s brains trickling out through the ears. I had a stack of certificates to edit and print for Saturday, and then somebody actually had the lack of consideration to want supplies from my selling-stuff business, just to be difficult! On top of that I was acting as receptionist/telephonist for half the household, it seems. The ladies take the portable with them, but then always leave it in places where they aren’t.

Then I also had distractions I wanted to be involved in, like chats with Publisher and more brilliant pics for Immy – I think these will complete the ones needed for Immy Goes Riding.

Additionally, one of J’s pressies was a swing, and I somehow had to squeeze in the process of untangling it from the box and hanging it up so it could be swung on. Sounds simple enough, only I found that there was nowhere suitable to hang it. Even sacrificing some of the existing Jungle Gym equipment simply didn’t do the trick.


I nearly gave up. The sea looked really tempting, but …

Resolutely, I ended up prospecting in far reaches of our estate for suitable timber, and then dashing to hardware stores for suitable nails and stuff so that I could build an extension onto said Gym. The pole I had found was a really long one, so I stopped digging the hole for it only when I heard indignant Chinese yells coming out.  Even without cement at the base, it is solid!


I think I can boast that my building was to good effect, hmmm?

© Colonialist April 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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  1. Yes, wonderful effect of that building! How sweet!


  2. Belated congratulations to her! They are both adorable!


  3. Sonel says:

    Awwww..she is so adorable Col! Congrats grandad and please give her hugs and kisses from me, Simba and the monkeys..heheheh. Great job on that jungle gym. It’s gorgeous! :)


  4. Gobetween says:

    Well done, great job, can’t believe she is one already.


  5. adinparadise says:

    What a delightful smile she has. Happy Birthday to your one-year-old princess, Col. Sounds like you’ve really been kept on your toes. ;)


  6. optie says:

    What a little sweetie, well done Grandad!


  7. Pussycat44 says:

    ‘n Boer maak ‘n plan! Well done, it looks good and solid. Many happy swings, J.


  8. newsferret says:

    Grandad boating with reason! Congratulations.


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