Saturday, 1 October 2011

What's Rocking My World Friday (and yes, I do know it's Saturday)

Apologies for the late posting but, as I spent yesterday in a fog of pain killers and a miasma of Deep Heat (blimey, it does what it says on the tin - it's hot!and it stings!and it smells!), had I posted yesterday it probably wouldn't have made much sense.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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..


Carmen said...

A discovery of witches has been on my wishlist since it was published - am banished from buying anything off there at the moment though what with Christmas coming up - you'll have to let me know how you get on with it :D Glad Amazon replaced your Kindle nice and quickly.

Had to laugh at your earring comment :D

Love your pages - I am getting very tempted to dabble in scrapbooking again. I may just do some pages this week!

Have a lovely rest of the weekend, take it easy missus... well I suppose you will be if you have started on Virginia's tree already. :P

Joanna said...

Good to see I'm not the only one late with a Rocking list this week, although I don't have as good an excuse as you. Sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly again.

Great LO's, I particularly like the photo of your man with Max, sweet.

Lucky you getting Carmen's book (grrrrr!), hope you enjoy using it.

You've GOT to go to the Halloween party - what are you going to go as (not as a virgin for a vampire, surely?!). Of course you can be trusted to go on your own................... ;o)

You can stuff your Christmas cards (if you'll excuse the expression) - don't you realise we've rebooted to summer and Christmas is cancelled this year?!

Rose glasses? Stick a straw in the bottle, sorted.

So apart from your hurty bits, sounds like you've had a pretty good week (wtg Amazon for customer service). Hope you have a great weekend too!


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

another fab list sue, sorry to hear you've been in so much pain, sending you tons of sparkles and hugs...

maria xx

Daniella said...

WOW! Excellent post!
You made wonderful things at your crop! There aren't any in my area (of course) so I love seeing what you make at them!
And the book your reading looks fun, I'm going to check it out. I have a Sony reader, and I love it, I thought I would hate it, because there is nothing more grand to me than a new book, but it really is awesome.

BadPenny said...

Jess loves her Kindle & is taking it sailing ! Hope it isn't washed overboard !

DGgirl said...

Hi Susie

A fab post as always. Life has been a bit hectic and hence my prolonged absence. Will email you to update you.

Need you to send me a checklist for a good post!!!!


Virginia said...

You and Joanne late posting and look at me - late reading - what am I like - can't remember a decent enough excuse other than things went pear shaped! I'm loving the list this week although so sorry that you've been suffering again!

I agree with Joanne - straws are the only way to go with the Rose LOL!

So you spotted the Christmas tree - personally I think it's genius!

Glad Amazon sorted your poorly Kindle so quickly!

Hope you are having a good start to the week!

Sending you hugs