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Its not all crafting

What else we got up too

My life isn’t all about crafting.  I actually do loads of other stuff and have a really full life.  I work 12 hour days and try to gym at least 4 days a week.  I am rather ADHD so sitting and doing nothing is not something I am good at unless there is wine involved.  As wine is not a practical solution (mostly) to boredom I stitch and knit and make whatever else takes my fancy.  This stops me from driving everyone around me bonkers and probably also prevents me from needing to attend AA meetings.

I find that I want to record more of the stuff that I do that’s not crafting.  I know that I am pretty much the only one who reads my scribblings, and my family don’t even know they exist, but they are making me really happy and I enjoy them.

That brings me to my new idea.

I am going to keep my Monday post strictly to crafting and makings including food if pertinent. On Tuesdays I am going to write about the rest.  This is going to be what I have watched or read, places I have been, things I have done.  Some weeks this is going to be a nothing post but others it could be Marathon.  I have a bucket list so the things that get knocked off it will appear here.

So here we go 🙂

Spring has definitely arrived.  The air is getting warm, although not drier, and winter jarmies are no longer practical night time wear.

Monday night saw the return of our neighbours.  They have been travelling the UK & Europe since April in a camper van and were happy to be home.  This is their second tour and it sounds like their last as far as these areas are concerned. We decorated their house with welcome home surprises that included bubbles in their fridge and they text after they got home and found them, insisting that we come over that night and join them.  It was only supposed to be one glass of bubbles at 6pm.  At 9pm after 2 bubbles and 2 rather strong gins each we wobbled home. It was so fantastic to see them again and we really enjoy their company.  Loads of laughs and chatting and catching up.  Discussed several books with Wayne so I dropped a couple on his doorstep the next morning before heading to work.

Wednesday was supposed to be Wine Club but we gave it a miss this month.  Mostly we were too knackered haha

Saturday morning I woke at 5.30 so read my book until it was finished, about 9.  The Magic Cottage by James Herbert.  Was ok.  Not my favourite one of his but not a bad read.  Felt a little Carrie copycat cop-out at the end.  I have a bunch of his to read in the stash.

This has now left things open for my next book which Wayne had recommended on Monday.  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.  Randomly I walked into the library on Tuesday morning at it was looking at me from the new returns pile so I figured it was meant to be read by me.

Saturday night was a couch night so introduced my husband to Game of Thrones.  He has been kicking and screaming on this as he thinks its totally different from what it actually is, but I pointed out that there is hoards of fighting and bloodshed as well as gratuitous sex scenes so he will probably love it.  I took it back to season 1 as I wanted to recap anyway he was hooked by the end of episode 2 🙂 YAY! 🙂 Next I will throw him into Vikings lol

Sunday dawned rainy and nasty.  It never stopped all day.  Started my above mentioned book until I couldn’t put off getting up.  I went downstairs late morning and watched the majority of Angel Season 4.  Its getting very melodramatic and teenage axt-y but I can’t put a series away till I finish it, a massive downside to my ADHD thingy.  I always feel like I’m unfinished if I haven’t seen all the episodes so I will continue to watch something even if I think its crap lol and yet sigh.

Kayla sent me a couple of amazing photo’s.  She’s in New Orleans currently and was on an air boat tour.

Yep that’s a freakin Alligator that she’s patting. She’s nothing if not brave.  Crackers, but brave.

She’s loving New Orleans and has fallen in love with Jazz music so I guess that means there are a bunch of people heading off to the Jazz Festival in Tauranga this coming Easter.

So that was the end of a decidedly average week. Nothing fantastic did occur, but nothing disastrous either so winning :).  No walkies due to crap weather etc.  Am hopeful that we can get up a big hill on the coming weekend 🙂



Cross Stitcher, knitter, home cook, HVAC specialist, avid movie and TV watcher, reader and mum. I work full time and I'm not very good at sitting still so I love to try all sorts of crafting things from scrap-booking to ceramic work, but mostly I stitch. Heaven & Earth designs would be my favourite. I have had some major health scares in the past few years that I would not of expected to experience for at least another 20 odd years (born in 1971 so am currently only 45). Due to this I have a bucket list and its full of things right from books I must read to adventures I must achieve before I croak. I am always at the gym making myself stronger and healthier to fight my challenges and achieve my goals. Before the challenges I thought there would always be enough time and was just drifting along. You know how it is. Work, chores, kids, sleep, get up tomorrow and start again. I didn't really have any clear goals. I knew I wanted to travel but that was pretty much it. I was gaining weight steadily and didn't do anything much outside of the house and work. Since the challenges I have managed to get almost front row for both the Eagles and Elton John (expensive but you can't take it with you right), have had a day tour Kayaking around a lake and hiked the Tongariro Crossing. None of these would I even have considered 3 years ago. This is only the beginning :D Life is a gift and its what you make of it. You want it then you best be prepared to go get it :D

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