Not sure yet whether having a count down is helpful or stressful.. but it will certainly get my backside in gear, which is what I need right now! 😉
Went to The Sanctuary in London with my Mum – special treat for the two of us. It was a lovely day, super relaxing (which I totally needed that day! but more on that later) and had a great time with my Mum :). Lots of chatting and downloading! 😉
What are you:
Reading? Not much as always.. still got the same books on the go. maybe by the end of the year I will have finished them and will be starting a new one?!?! Oh, well I actually added another one to my pile this week… So I seem to be good at starting books, but not at finishing them 😉
Listening to? Washing machine (I am way behind on this, and of course it is raining today so no chance of hanging stuff out!), cars driving by on the wet road, me typing 😉
Watching? Still hooked on Monk ;). not much apart from that at the moment.
Cooking/Baking? Planning on making a courgette loaf today. Now that things have finally started growing at FIL’s farm we are once again inundated in courgettes and tomatoes ;). So I tend to make a lot of Ratatouille (no peppers or aubergines for this yet though), courgette gazpacho and courgette loafs during the summer. Courgette loafs look particularly funny, as you see green bits in the cake, some may think i have “doped” my cake! ;D It tastes delicious though 🙂
Happy you accomplished this week? I went to London to get my health check for my visa done and coupled that to seeing my MIL one evening and spending a day and a night with my Mum too. I had a great time :). I managed to save my MIL from getting arrested (!) by a trainee detective countable who clearly didn’t know what she was lawfully allowed to do! She was let into the building by someone else, turned up on the door step and threatened to arrest my MIL – without a warrant – based on an *allegation* of racial comments !?!!?!?!?!?!?!?! WTF is all I can say! The story goes on and gets even more crazy, but I will leave it at that. But check this: her excuse for not calling by phone to arrange an appointment at the police station (which is all she was trying to achieve) was that she didn’t have the phone number! LOL!! surely the police are capable of finding out a telephone number ????? Anyway, we shall leave it at that. (thus I literally *needed* a relaxing day at the sanctuary with my mum after this incidence 😉 )
Back to the question ;). I got a load of painting done so now we have bright white cupboards in the office (rather than murky creamy coloured) and the bathroom is finally done! Well 2 more jobs to go, but they are not on *my* list ;). I have also finally started sewing my cushion covers (bought the fabric… last October? 😉 ) and my first project on Betty. And finally, I got my *normal* sewing machine serviced and now she runs like new!! Soo happy about that, didn’t know she could run that smoothly! LOL (I inherited her when she was already 15 yrs old. she had been barely used and therefore was very stiff).
Looking forward to next week? hopefully finishing my 2 sewing projects, finishing the bedroom, meeting a friend of mine for lunch tomorrow, visiting a friend of hubby’s who is a sailmaker and thus does a lot of sewing. I am hoping he can show me some tricks and maybe I can even talk him out of some scraps ;). I would like to make some sturdy patchwork bags and surely anyone who sews regularly must have an overflowing scrap pile? I will let you know how successful I am 😉
Thankful for today? you must be getting sick of this, but as always I am thankful for my OH. We just have such a good time together 🙂 and he motivates me to do things. this week I we got loads done decorating wise as we kept each other going so well. I figured out that he is very good at starting projects whereas I am better at finishing them, so we make a really good team ;). Once something is started, I have a massive urge to finish it, but I find it hard to get started. Hubby of course instantly responded to my remark: “do you mean I am rubbish at finishing things?” Well, .. yes 😉 but also, I am rubbish at starting! LOL He didn’t take it badly at all, it was fun and also kind of good to know 🙂
Bonus question: what was your least favourite subject at school? I never liked history! It’s not that it is a boring subject as such, I just didn’t like the way it was taught. But even now, my attention span for history is limited, unless the story is well told. I do love historical novels though! ( = story well told 😉 )
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