Friday, 18 February 2011

Rocking My World Friday (with some added crafting)

Wow! Friday again. At the rate this year is flashing by it should soon be Spring - we have 1 blue crocus and 2 snowdrops in the garden. There should be lots more but a certain someone has a habit of digging holes and burying stuff in them.

So... my gratefuls for this week:

Music which has kept me fairly happy this week. This week I have been mainly listening to Classic Soul Anthems - another Christmas present from DS - good choice on his part as it wasn't on my wish list - thanks N. There are three CDs and they cover the  60's, 70's and 80's. The 70's is a particular favourite as those were my Uni/disco years. I did get to do my Diana Ross and the Supremes Impression (Stop! In the Name of Love) when I had the 60's playing - Max was not impressed and retired to bed - not his mind, ours.

Reading (as always)...I've got 4 books on the go in an effort to not finish the Black Dagger Brotherhood too quickly. I'm on book 8 and save it for when I'm soaking in the bath. Good news on that 9 is published on 31st March!! Yay! As a stopgap I've bought the same author's Fallen Angel books for my Kindle - that is my downstairs reading for little breaks during the day/evening. I have 63 books on my Kindle now and have archived almost as many. I downloaded lots of the free/under £1 classics in an effort to read some I've never read before and to re-read some childhood favourites. I still enjoy my trashy novels but am being more "discerning" - I always check the size of the download as lots of them aren't novels but novellas - hence the cheapness I suppose. In bed I'm reading "Encore Valentine" by Adriana Trigiani (that will be heading to the NE and my SIL soon) and a French novel I picked up in Le Touquet.

Crafting. I've managed 2 LOs and a card this week and will be spending tomorrow at an all day crop at A Maze of Memories (wish I was with Christina, the owner, though - she's going to be at  a retailer event with Sir Tim). Sighs of envy.

My boys - all three of them for being loving and thoughtful this week. Max has just given me a wonderful hug even though I locked him in the bedroom so I could vaccuum - he barks non-stop and tries to bite the hoover if he's in the room.

And, as always, friends for making me laugh (mainly on Facebook), for inspiring me through their blogs (and making me laugh too Joanna!!) and simply for popping round for coffee and swapping scrap goodies.

Weds. was not such a good day as  it would have been Dad's 85th birthday. I found comfort in doing a LO of him as a child.

Earlier in the week I did a LO for a Leave Your Legacy challenge. Sue posed 10 questions to be answered by you and your OH  (like Mr & Mrs)to see how well he knows you. David managed 7/10 - he failed on my ideal job, what I thought my best feature is and my favourite colour - in his defence we have only been married for  29 years. lol

I wanted to have a wedding photo and a more recent one of the two of us but we don't have any - it's always one or the other of us behind the camera.

Hope you've all had a good week and have an even better weekend.
Hugs xx


Joanna said...

I'm glad I made you laugh - me being in the nuddy gives DH Grant the same reaction!

Beautiful LO of your dear dad, what a sweet picture of him as a little boy, such a cute expression on his face.

I think 7/10 is a pretty good score for your OH - my likes and dislikes change on a daily basis so I don't think my poor chap would ever score so well. He can't keep up with me!

Good to hear you 3 sons have been sensitive to your mood - well done you for raising 3 lads with the ability to pick up on emotions. Their future partners will thank you too!

Lovely list, Sue, from a week that has been difficult for you. Give dear Max a kiss and a cuddle from me and Rosie Mae.


craftattack said...

Hi Sue, glad your week was quite good. Love the LO you made of and for your Dad, that's a lovely way to remember him. Had to laugh about Max and the hoover - my dog was just the same, used to bite the hoover in the bag part, she thought it would hrt more there! Have a good weekend and enjoy your crafty day tomorrow, hugs, Valerie

SusieJ said...

Ah, Joanna when I say my 3 boys I actually mean OH,DS and Max! Sorry!

Virginia said...

Oh what a lovely list - was wondering how you were doing on the reading front! Book 8 already - can't wait for the new one to come out - book 8 is awesome anyway really leaves you on the edge! Am still on Covet intentionally slow reading so that I don't run out of decent material too quickly - glad to see that I'm not the only one slow timing good books!

Your layouts are amazing and what a lovely way to spend time thinking of your Dad - loving your other layout too!

Hope you have a great weekend!




Fabulous LO Sue and sounds like you have had a busy week,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

DGgirl said...

Hi Susie

What a fab list - again. You put me to shame, you really do! I love your LO's and am so jealous of your day of cropping tomorrow. Am going to try and shut myself away tomrrow for a couple of hours crafting - got a plan ;-)

Take care missus xxx

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

great list sue, sending you tons of sparkles, a lovely LO and lovely memories, {{{HUGS}}}

maria xx

Joanna said...

Ha ha ha ha, I THOUGHT you had one lad, wasn't sure where the other 2 had popped up from but you never know do you.......?!


Carmen said...

I've recently had some Amazon vouchers come through from some surveys I've been doing. Am having to sit on my hands not to order those books. Am on spending ban till after my birthday but have made flipping sure they are on my list. Blimey but you and Virginia should get commission :D

Do I take it the kindle is a hit with you? I keep looking at it but just love the feel of a 'real' book. It would take up so much less space though.

bad penny said...

We gave our daughter a Kindle for Christmas as she has become an avid reader ( not bad for a dyslexic ! and will be doing a transatlantic crossing with my husband this autumn / winter so wanted a Kindle.

We are having a buy one get one free on the books in the charity shop this week...people are going out with arm fulls !