Friday, 21 January 2011

Rocking My World Friday

Where did that week go?
If all had gone to plan I would have been writing this tonight after a day shopping in Bristol and a meal out with DS and his girlfriend - alas the best laid plans etc... David's meeting was cancelled and rearranged for next Thursday. Shouldn't be a problem? Hah! My friend Audrey, who looks after Max when we're out all day, will be in Tenerife (hopefully soaking up some sun with Val, another friend) and Pat who may be able to do it is currently in Lanzarote.

But enough of the whining.. this is a positive look back on the week. My gratefuls this week are varied.

Still in love with my Kindle,still reading trashy novels (all I've felt like to be honest) although I have just re-read "The 39 Steps". Interesting -   it suddenly hit me how times and attitudes have changed. I must have read this book 5 or 6 times now and I'd never really noticed before. It wouldn't be published today but it's still a damn good adventure story. On film my favourite is the Robert Donat version followed by Robert Powell(can't stand the Kenneth More version).

Not a lot on TV this week so I've been very grateful for my crafting space (aka the dining room).
The fruits of my labours have been shown in previous posts but I'll share a Christmas LO that hasn't been seen at the end of this post.

Definitely grateful to Royal Mail for having the sense (finally!) to do something about the parcel backlog. Couldn't believe it when a post van turned up on SUNDAY with four of my parcels - Yay! Another one appeared on Tuesday so now I'm just waiting for bits and pieces from USA.

Grateful to my hairdresser who sorted me out yesterday - my hair has shape again and I had a wonderful head massage too. Bliss!

Especially grateful to my cyber buddies Maria and Joanna. Maria sent me a beautiful Christmas ATC - now safely stored in my folder.
Joanna offered me positive comments and some words of wisdom and introduced me to the Green Paper Collage Club. I've joined up for the year and am excited about starting something new. Hugs to both of you!

As always I'm grateful to David and Max for their company and for making me laugh.

This LO "Anatomy of a Cake" was done for fun (and my Christmas album) using Basic Grey "Wassail" papers,alpha and embellies. Sugar and Spice was in my stash. The recipe is tucked in behind the photos.

I hope all you fellow Rockettes and browsers have had a good week too.


Joanna said...

I'm loving your list today, Sue! Good to hear your parcels are arriving - 4 at once! You must have been hyperventilating! You've reminded me to book a hair appointment, I'm starting to look like a yeti. Bet you look swanky and lovely.

'Joanna' and 'words of wisdom' and don't usually appear in the same sentence so I'm making the most of this magic moment. Looking forward to seeing you 'in the club'.

Lovely LO, I love those Basic Grey papers. They are such pretty colours I can almost bear to look at pictures of Christmas cake.


craftattack said...

Glad there were a lot of good things in your week, and the LO looks delicous!! Hugs, Valerie

DGgirl said...

Hi Susie

What a lovely list - crafting time - what's that again LOL?

How much do I adore Wassail papers - the best Christmas papers ever!

Keep up the good work on WRYF.


Virginia said...

Oh lovely post Susie, love the layout of the cake - I adore those papers - did a whole journal book in them a while ago! Sorry your plans didn't quite work out but I always think things happen for a reason so hopefully things will fall into place quickly for you. Finally Royal Mail coming through for you as well, we had some strange 'pre-Christmas mail turn up this week'! Hope you have a lovely relaxing weekend! What kind of trashy novels are you reading? I love the escapism you get with reading!


Hi I'm Maria... said...

another fab list sue, and fingers crossed that pat can help you out with max and you can see your son on thursday, hugs...

pleased you liked the ATC sue...

maria xx