I have managed to get together another five things to share with you this week - yay! - and I will get to those in a moment, but first of all I wanted to catch you up on a few things.
First all of all the sign up is now open for the Christmas Card Swap. I would love it if you could join in as last year I think we had over 50 people taking part and it would be great if we could share as much love again this year. Do go and read the sign up post - here - and if you can please consider taking part. All you have to do is send one Christmas Card, nothing else.
I was so interested to read your comments on my post on Sunday about giving up on reading a book. It seems as though we were all in total agreement with each other. Like many of you I can cope with the odd bit of bad language in context, but otherwise I think we were all in unison in saying it wasn't something we liked to find in a book! The books in question are now in the charity shop box waiting to see if someone else will like them!
Thank you for the good wishes for my dentist visit on Monday. It went as well as these things ever can go. I am still recovering and was just sore, but now I am in some pain so back to the dentist again today to see what is what. In theory I have some more dentisting next week and then I should be all done for a while, but I guess it will depend what they say today about the pain. My teeth have taken a battering from lack of care by me - of which I may write some more in the future - and from me grinding them and clenching them together and literally wearing them into pieces. You don't want to know about that though, but I wanted to say thank you for the good wishes and prayers, I think they worked, I just need to get through today and the next bit now!
Finally, I am back to replying to your comments, so if you get a chance do go back and see what I had to say. I really want to get back to the interaction and conversation side of blogging which was what I enjoyed in the first place and have been missing. This is the start of me doing that with you one again.
Otherwise it has been a quite quiet week, well in comparison to recent times anyway. It is all still very odd, but we will get there. Once I stop crying that is! And when Hubby stops too. It has hit us now. We have another skip for the weekend though - we are ninja skip fillers! - and will get some more house clearance done and that will help us move on too.
So, no more to say, other than here are my five things and I hope that you are all well and happy, and planning to have a great weekend!
It was our wedding anniversary recently. We didn't do a lot, but we did exchange cards and gifts. Hubby went all out and treated me to these. Isn't he a darling!
These are really tiny, just a couple of inches tall, but very cute and a perfect gift of love.
I received this card a few years ago from hubby. It was so lovely I framed it and have it in my office. I am pretty sure that I am not the perfect wife, but I do have the perfect husband and I am so very grateful for him. Happy Anniversary Hubby, I love you!
More progress on the flowering of the "seasonal" cactus. Isn't it looking spectacular! So pleased with it.
Supposedly it is going to be a bad winter weatherwise this year. So I am getting prepared. In fact I always get prepared. This is the start of winter prep for our cars. I will do a fuller post on this in a few days as I think it will be useful for other people. In the meantime start to have a think about what would be good to keep in your car for winter safety and then you can share that on the post and we can all benefit from each others knowledge.
Crochet has been missing from my life as far as my blog and so on goes, but I have done a few things. I need to get writing up and then I can share with you.
Earlier in the week I wound this yarn using my swift and ball winder. I shared a video about it yesterday. You might like to go and have a look - here - and then you can see what a swift is and how it works. There are some other links there which you might find interesting/useful too.
We have been very selective about the things we have rescued from Man's house. For several reasons. We already have a houseful of stuff and I know from the experience of a dear friend of the perils of filling your house with your families possessions. So we made some thoughtful choices. I will not share them all with you, but here are a couple of things that I wanted to show you.
This is the drunken Welsh dragon. He actually looks more sober in this photo than he does in real life! He is a cutie though and has great sentimental memories for my Hubby.
The black walking stick is special. It goes back many generations and is to be kept and cherished. Far too short for either Hubby or I to ever use - unless we shrink a LOT - if and when the time arises, but we will still treasure it.
This tiny tea set has no sentimental attachment for either of us, but I thought I could turn it into something else that someone might enjoy. So stay tuned and more will follow!
Then I have a sneaky autumnal sixth. Some leaves and flowers and sunshine!
Thank you as always for joining in, going and visiting other participants and sharing your posts and commenting here and on others posts. We all really appreciate it a great deal.
Love your family and friends and tell them! Have a great weekend.
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