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Just sidling by….


“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” ~ A.A. Milne, from Winnie the Pooh.

Today I am impersonating Piglet, sidling up to you just to say hello, with nothing in particular to say.

Don’t get me wrong, I do have plenty to say. My mental list of blog posts is longer than my arm, but just now I’m focussing my attention of Other Important Things. I need this time to stay focussed. See what a great job I’m doing with staying focussed? Just had to drop everything and write a quick blog post, between completing This Job and starting The Next Job. 😉


“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”~ A.A. Milne, from Winnie the Pooh.

Actually I have achieved a lot today, sitting here at my desk, attending to work that I have put off simply because it is way too boring. Even boring jobs have to be completed at some stage, and today I have managed to cross a few of those jobs off the list.

It hasn’t been all boring work though, not by any means. Do you remember a while ago I spoke about starting up something new, work-wise? Today I have registered my new business name, (it’s all so exciting!) and I have a very clear image of what I would like to achieve. When I have all the details in place I will tell you all about my new venture. It is going to take a while to set everything up and it will be continually evolving, but that’s just what I need right now, work that I enjoy, which changes and evolves, which I can do from home.


“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”~ Charles Lamb.

Since the weather has cooled down here in my part of the world I have been getting into some spring cleaning too. Yes, I know, it’s nearly winter here. Let’s just say I’m getting a head start. Honestly, by the time spring arrives, around about September, I’ll want to spend every spare moment out in the garden, not cleaning the house!

I’ve been doing a lot of forward planning lately, but for now, I’d better get back to The Jobs at Hand. If I concentrate on those jobs, without getting distracted by wondering how my blogging friends are getting on, I’ll get through the work much faster, right? 🙂


“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ~ Linda Grayson.

These photos today show just a few of my regular feathered friends who have visited lately. So many new birds have appeared too! I have so many photos to show you all and will do so soon. We have some of the most unusual looking birds here in Australia, even I’ve been amazed by some of the new arrivals.

“Organization is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it’s not all mixed up.”~ A.A. Milne.

For now, I will get back to my organising, chores and planning. The sooner I get through these things, the sooner I’ll be back to regular catching up on my blog, and catching up with my blogging friends, which is a very happy place to be.

I just had a thought. I called my blog a distraction….perhaps it’s the jobs I have to get through that are actually the distractions, keeping me away from what I really want to do! Either that, or I’ve just been reading way too many Winnie the Pooh quotes….. 🙂

9 thoughts on “Just sidling by….

  1. You bring back memories from years ago when I used to read Winnie the Pooh to my son. In the days before Disney adopted him, when he was the true Pooh- we both still love those books! Anxious to hear more about your new venture!


  2. Nice thoughts. Getting the jobs at hand completed, I suddenly visualized a huge list! well, there’s no time for anything! such busy days i’m having. I love those pictures. something to smile at 🙂


  3. Enjoyed seeing more of your colorful and exotic bird friends! And it sounds like you are brimming over with excitement – can’t wait to hear about the new business! You’ve got me wanting to dig up my copy of Winnie the Pooh because your quotes reminded me of how much wisdom that little bear shared…


  4. I love Pooh, too (the original English Pooh); so nice to see the quotes again. I ‘specially love the first one, about ‘just being sure’. Reminds me of when my boys were small and sidled up to put their hand in mine. No memorable quotes, though. The birds are lovely, too. Hope dealing with the distractions goes well . . . ~ Linne


  5. So glad that you paused, Ms. Piglet, in between your chores and to-do list. There is something so sweet about the Pooh chronicles. So simple. Brings us back to ourselves, doesn’t it? Happy about YOUR happiness about your new business venture! Don’t you love new exciting projects and possibilities?


  6. I love your birds. They are so different (exotic!) from what we have here. You can never read too many Winnie the Pooh quotes. Nope. Never. 🙂


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