2 weeks ago
Saturday, 8 May 2010
I had to go and get my new specs yesterday, the time I'm afraid has come to admit that my arms are no longer long enough to read menus in restaurants, or letters, or maps and that squinting to see the computer screen with my eyes screwed up and my mouth open is not an attractive look... It was quite a shock though to find that I'm not only long sighted but short sighted too, how does that work? So basically I'm blind?!?! I need some for reading and close work, well I had gathered that, and another pair for driving (I'm still within the legal limits without but...) and watching tv. So I went to pick them up and invested in a new teapot at the same time (no, not from the optitions, just while I was in town.)
I returned to find one of those depressing red cards from the royal mail saying that they were holding my parcel hostage as it wouldn't fit through the letter box and I had dared to leave the house. There is nowhere to park near the sorting office and they have started opening at odd times (7am-11am on a Saturday??) - anyway that was worth the trip this morning as it was my new sewing box, not that I had an old sewing box but I couldn't resist this one- now I just need to learn to sew... I need help! I used to think people were kidding when they said they couldn't bake or couldn't cook- it's easy- just follow a recipe!! Then I tried to learn to sew. How hard can it be? You follow a pattern, you put two pieces of fabric together and sew... right?? I'm starting with a peg bag- what could be simpler? Why then can't I do it? What on earth is going on here?? (this is the underside - the top looks fine- it sews for a few inches then snares up and grinds to a halt- sorry about the rubbish photo my macro setting isn't working properly- technology is just getting the better of me today!) I have tried altering the tension in both directions and it just gets worse!
This however was all made up for as I had a parcel that did fit through the letter box...
What could it be?
Oh yummy all beautifully wrapped in pink tissue
Thank you so much Karen x (I love the postcards too! Very useful as book marks...) I know I said I was going to save it for Marrakech next month but I couldn't resist (I am now in trouble for reading instead of paying attention to Dr Who on iplayer...) but it has softened the blow of having to wear specs.
So, cheered up no end with my parcel - I made chicken stuffed with mozzarella, basil and tomato with new potatoes and salad and a lemon drizzle cake for tea- and Mr P and myself put ourselves on the outside of a lovely bottle of red wine and I read while he watched Dr Who. Not such a bad day after all. What is your favourite good mood food? Have a good weekend!