My 'me' time started like this:
- Discovering I had been blocked in the school car park by a mammoth car the size of a bus.
- Hunting down the owner of said vehicle.
- 55 minutes later, and after many laps of the school, finding owner and very politely asking him to remove the obstruction. I am not an angry person. I like to be fair. But aaaaaargh - did he not know it was Wednesday?
- Picking up some shopping on the way home - person at checkout in front of me has queried the price of a brush - noone can agree. I patiently watch as the people at the checkouts either side happily pack and pay.
- Home. Kettle on. Kick over half cup of coffee that has been left on the floor.
- Take Jessie Dog for a brisk walk to the lock. The fresh air and exercise will perk me up. Fall over on the ice. Hurt bottom and pride.
- Pick up Little Sis from school to take her for haircut. Someone snowballs my windscreen while I'm waiting. Do I get out and throw one back - no I'm a grown up (and I'll probably miss). Grrrrrrr.....
Five hours after my me time began I have finally reached my sofa. Little Sis has made me a cup of tea and Mr K is cooking. Bliss.
Now I hope you won't mind if I indulge in some of the things that have been cheering me up.
I treated myself to 'Simply Crochet' magazine. Having heard some comments about it on other blogs I felt compelled to buy it. I justified this by telling myself that it was the law and, even though I own crochet hooks in every size known to man, those plastic ones on the front might come in handy.
Belonging to Ravelry (janiek66) I really couldn't ask for more in the way of ideas but there is something oh so lovely about snuggling up with some magazine eye candy. Not sure if I'll do any of the projects - do I really want to crochet a picture frame?
I've sorted out the shelf for my craft books. You might recognise one or two that you own up there.
The box ( the one on the right that I have managed to splice in two) is full of patterns from when I started sewing many moons ago. I really must start this up again. The last thing I made was this dress (it really is a 'better on than off' type thing) and I still haven't worn it!
The Readers Digest is the most well thumbed. Although it's now getting tatty it's still the first place I look for instructions on just about anything.
A parcel arrived! I never usually make the most of January sales as this is when we tighten our belts but I couldn't resist some of the lovely things this company had on offer.
How sweet is the little sewing pack - a snip at 29p!
My lovely blue hyacinths making the kitchen smell diviiiiiiiiiine.
Making contact with someone who we lost touch with some time ago via her lovely blog - 'A Quiet Corner'. If you've never visited before it's well worth a look.
'The Greatcoat' by Helen Dunmore - oh I am sooooo enjoying this. A good old spooky ghost story that has been a perfect accompaniment to snuggling down on these icy nights.
My (very) little granny square project.
Although it started off as the beginnings of a grand blanket I have now downsized my expectations and hope to make it into a sweet cushion cover - a bit like this:
So although my 'me' time didn't exactly arrive on time I'm looking forward to a cosy night by the fire, watching celebrities baking on television, crochet on knee.
I think Thursday's going to be great x