Phew, it's been a bit of a week with one thing
and another - like tension at work
and long hours for DH Grant -
but having dug deep there have been
some moments that have positively shone.
After a few weeks off (life kinda got in the way)
I went back to Zumba. I'm so glad I did, it was
great fun and although I ached a bit for the
next couple of days,
it was a good ache, if you know what I mean.
I received such a lovely fabric postcard from
dear Katie at The Red Tin.
We had arranged to swap something, anything.
She sent me her first precious fabric postcard the
she made for Sunday Postcard Art.
She explained that she'd been saving it for someone
special - awww, how warm and gooey did I feel?!
Don't you just love the slices of water melon
raining down on the lady with the umbrella?!
And those pretty technicolour aeroplanes?!
THANK YOU, Katie!
I will treasure your whimsical postcard and it
has pride of place on the shelf above the
stove in the sitting room as I write.
My swap to Katie is in transit
(I sent mine a few days later).
I'll do a show and tell once
I know she's received it.
DS Luke made me smile this week.
The barber's where he is working his
apprenticeship was having a turnout of their
storerooms prior to having the floor relayed.
They found a pile of 1970's Playboy magazines.
So he brought them home, for ME!
"I thought you could use them in your artwork, Mum."
He assures me he didn't tell the guys at work that he was going to give them to his mother,
that would be just too weird.
Funny thing is, flicking through the magazines
I couldn't help but notice how the girls look
far more natural and normal than
those in the top shelf magazines of today
(and so far more attractive, in my non-male opinion),
The pictures are far more subtle,
almost classically arranged - not so 'in your face'
(excuse the pun!).
There are also lots of intelligent articles -
finance, fashion, hair styles,
how to persuade a lady to, er, try
something different etc etc.
Lots and lots of words of more than one syllable,
small print and long sentences.
So different from today's
picture heavy/word light magazines.
Anyway, I really don't think I'll be using
1970's pornography in my
artwork any time soon,
so we'll probably put them on ebay
(of course, let me know if you're
interested in buying them!).
DH Grant is off for a few days -
yesterday, today, and the weekend.
We are all enjoying having him home, and not
just waving him off to work which
is all we seem to have been doing
We haven't got anything exciting planned,
We've ordered some sitting room furniture,
which is really rather exciting for us.
Our existing furniture has done well but is
looking really rather sad now
and has kinda lost its 'oomph'
(I know the feeling!).
Hopefully we should be sitting on it by
the middle of November.
And you know what it's like when you get
new furniture, for the first few days it'll be,
"Don't eat anything near it, don't drink anything near it,
don't sit down on it so heavily, take your feet off it,
don't breathe near it......."
and then you use it and abuse it like
it's always been there ;O)
Beef casserole for tea tonight - our first casserole
since the summer.
The aroma of casserole is filling the house
and it smells yummy.
(I won't be thinking that tomorrow morning
when the house still smells of casserole!).
So that's it for this Friday.
I'll post it with Virginia at Celtic House and
catch up with the other Rockers.
Thank you so much for putting up with and
reading my rambling Rocking Friday posts.
Please would you spare a kind thought for my dear friend
Lenna, who is going through a dreadfully sad and
difficult time just now, as her Dad is so very ill.