I've been having problems with my right knee and lower leg, so haven't been sleeping much. As I wanted to go out last night, drastic action was called for...a day spent reclining and reading and resting...
So, on to the gratefuls for this week.
#1 has to be Amazon who replaced my poorly Kindle.
The on/off button had stopped working (probably from overuse, I hear you say..you may well be right) so I emailed them on Tuesday morning. Within half an hour they were on the phone to me and my replacement was in my hot little hands by Weds. lunchtime. That is what I call excellent customer service. All the books from them that I'd archived were immediately available (a bit of a shame as I'd planned a cull lol!) all I had to do was download the others plus books from other sites.
The poorly Kindle was collected yesterday, free of charge, unlike D's tax form on which postage had to be paid. :(
They also deserve a mention for having a 70% off jewellery sale this week. I have started my Christmas shopping..earrings are the gift this year..now to decide what to get for the women on my list. :)
#2 is A Maze of Memories for a wonderful crop evening yesterday. I managed a double LO and a single. Christina had provided the usual kit with the added bonus of a sketch...being me I used the sketch for one LO and the kit for another (I think the idea was to use them together but Christina knows me and Pat well - we live to deviate).
And, because the weather is totally unseasonal (more of that later) our usual red/white wine was replaced with Pimms...yummy and very healthy with all the fruit...it must have counted as one of my 5-a-day. :)
Here are the LOs plus one I made earlier (always wanted to say that!!). All are for the Sept. challenges on WeScrap:
I know I left it a bit late to submit them but cut off time was midnight ECT.
Not being able to work out what time that is here I was up until 01:30
#3 is friends and family.
The boy kept me occupied on Tuesday and Weds. evenings...texting him the scores from the Champions League matches.....lectures have started again and he's busy.....it was very thoughtful of him to keep me busy too. :)
Pat for taking me to the crop last night..I'm going to miss her as she's off to the USA on Weds....Virginia and thereabouts this time...next year it's Canada. She will of course be on the lookout for scrapbooking shops.
Carmen for sending me her review copy of "Painted Pages"...awesome book...and a surprise in the post...I couldn't remember ordering anything and was having a mild panic at my "loss of memory". :( Thanks Carmen..once my cards are out of the way I'm going to experiment.
Other friends for their emails,texts and phone calls which have kept me occupied and away from trouble (they wish!). :)
My nephew's partner/girlfriend/fiance (those who follow them on FB will know their status changes on a daily basis - two weeks ago they'd split up) for inviting us to a Halloween Fancy Dress party in Durham to celebrate his 30th b'day. I keep forgetting that he was born a week after D & I got married.
Still working on getting there as someone doesn't want to drive that far and doesn't seem keen to let me go on my own. I don't know why as I'm perfectly well behaved (just forget the karaoke incident in 2008 and the asking of two heterosexual men if they were "partners" - oops!):( My little brother would look after me I'm sure.
#4 is WeScrap for organising a two day card crop in honour of World Cardmaking Day which is today.
The first four challenges are posted and by the end of the afternoon I should have 1 b'day card and 7 Christmas cards made.
So that's how I'm going to spend today - TV with sound off tuned to Gillette Soccer Saturday, Radio 5 Live on (as long as it's our match) and making some cards.
Questions of the week:
What is the right size glass for Rose wine?
My everyday glasses don't suit - the white wine are on the small side and the red wine are enormous, seriously, you only get three glasses from a bottle.
Carmen and I are determined to help Virginia achieve her dream of a Christmas tree made from empty wine bottles..as seen on Pinterest.
What is with this weather?
Total agreement with Carmen here..we should be back in jeans and sweaters, not being forced to wear girly skirts and things.
Book of the week (as recommended by the Sunday Times):
"A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness
Daemons,vampires,witches and set in Oxford (at least that's where it starts). I have it on my Kindle (£4.99)but it's also available in paperback (for £3 more). I'm really enjoying it.
Almost kick-off time so I'm going to make a coffee and get myself settled at my table...when I've found my Christmas stash..