Great..it's Friday again..oh, joy,...one week nearer to (dare I say it?)..Christmas.
Speaking of which..two links for you.
My first gratefuls of the week are June at Dezinaworld who has branched out from her fabulous vintage downloads into goody bags...perfect crafty stocking fillers.
And Carmen fellow crafter,reader and wine drinker who is organising a Secret Santa swap for her regular followers - I'm in!
Next is the blog "When One is Not Enough" which makes fascinating reading and where I won a book for my Kindle this week - a free book ...yay!
And still on all things internet, my cyber friends who I'm getting to know better and better and some of whom I'm meeting in real life. I met one this week (this is the friend who distracts me on a Wednesday, although usually via email/text) and the meeting was everything and more that I could have wished for. Hopefully I'll be meeting at least two more (Penny and Joanna!) in the next couple of weeks. Thanks to Virginia, Queen of the Rockettes, who emailed the link for her gorgeous mini-book. Thanks too to Joanna who "suggested" the following for my fancy dress (I'm still working on getting to that party)..."a virgin for a vampire"....interesting on so many levels...I did think of going as Jacob from Twilight but there might be a problem with me taking my shirt off..
Which leads neatly into my next grateful...which is... that even at my age I'm able to learn new skills, to have new experiences and to make new friends. I don't think I need say any more on that.
Pinterest is next as this was the week that I finally made something rather than just pinning. I made the "buttermilk-blueberry breakfast cake" and it was delicious..sadly, I had to eat most of it myself as apparently "there were too many blueberries in it"..is it possible to have too many blueberries??
Sky Movies for showing "New Moon" again yesterday afternoon - it saw me through the "i" word.
Haven't heard from the boy this week..well not since he was on his way to the pub to watch the Arsenal match on Sunday..oh, dear...
I've tormented the other Arsenal supporter in the house (Max is a Man Utd fan, despite what the others say!!) with my Man Utd hoody - well he won't let me put the heating on. :(
Things learned this week:
1. Be careful what you wish for...last week I complained about the heat...I didn't mean for it get this cold. Still, it means I can swap summer pj's for my winter ones....I'm particularly fond of the red ones with reindeers. :) And I can dig out the fluffy bed socks - my feet are always cold. Such a glamorous look..
2. Ironing is bad for your health.
I could hardly walk by yesterday evening..standing and ironing was not a good idea esp. after unaccustomed exercise the evening before.
3. It is a bad idea to make appointments for Weds. morning even if it is to see your GP.
That would probably have been OK had I been able to come straight home, but I'd sold a book on Amazon so had to go into town to post it. Extreme nausea and dizziness meant a taxi home (money I could have used for stash!).
I have to go for my flu jab tomorrow at the special clinic. :(
Next week is give up smoking (again) week.
The "it's for the good of your health" approach and the "carrot" approach haven't worked....so this time it's the "stick" approach..
I'll let you know how I get on.
A final word at the start of what is going to be an emotional weekend.
I'm still grateful for the things I was grateful for this time last year.
It's the first anniversary on my Dad's death and I still miss him so much...he was the one who introduced me to cricket (from being a toddler) and football. From him I also got my love of crosswords and quizzes and he was the one who taught me to read.
Love you Dad xx