28 October 2010


I've been feeling a bit strange this week.

For one thing I've found myself getting bored here and there. It's an odd experience for me. The frequency of it anyway. I've also felt a little... twitchy? Probably have been sitting around too much and my body wants to expend a little more energy than I've been allowing it. Hm, restless is probably a better word for that feeling. And then there's the strange moods. They've made me laugh a little though. Chirpy, quirky happiness that makes me wonder if I'm overtired. Some blah-zay laziness of the slothlike kind. Ok, so that's not so strange. ;) I've also gotten annoyed with things a bit more too and growled and carried on at silly things. Usually to myself. It's been quite amusing really. Humanness can be quite bizarre at times. ^^

23 October 2010

a spruce up

Never quite liked my last new blog face. So I had a play today and I'm liking this much better. Just a little bit of sprucing up. I like the rounded corners and the posts still have their dark background like the night sky but the rest is opaque white so you can see a little of the background picture showing through. I'm happier with the colours too.

A nifty little addition is the clock on the right. It shows my current time. I particularly want this for when I go to the UK next year. Then before calling or trying to meet me online, my family and friends can swing by my blog to see what time I'm in. It took me a while to find this one but it's just right I think. Rounded corners to match and everything. Coolest part is that if you hold the mouse over it, it switches to the date so you know if I'm in your yesterday, today or tomorrow. If you want one too, just click the link under the clock.

17 October 2010

the rate it grows

My hair grows reasonably fast so I'm not usually too worried if it's cut shorter than I was thinking which happened last April. My "to the shoulders" was different to the hairdressers idea. Not to worry. Six months later and it's significantly longer.

April 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . October 2010

09 October 2010

what to do at 4:30am...

Ordinarily, I'd sleep. But since I was wide awake and I have the Saturday freedom to nap during the day I decided to get up and do stuff.
So this is what I did for the first three hours of my day.
Some more painting with watercolour of some designs I started yesterday. Love to start my day with a bit of creativity. Starts me off happy.
Also diddledaddled online. In the pic I'm checking ravelry to see what patterns I can find to use some of my yarn on. I don't have enough current project choices to work on. Ü
As it got light I decided to open my curtains and the rising sun was vividly orange and confining its colour to a smallish area.
Now that it's risen higher and I've had some raisin toast to calm my stomach, I might get dressed and go for a walk on this brisk, blue sky morning before the whole neighbourhood is up.

06 October 2010

fun in the rain

Oh I love letting kids be kids. I had my niece and nephews for a couple of hours this afternoon. I WAS going to take them on a playground crawl but the weather was indecisive--sunny then raining then a tad more sun then more rain. So we had to change plans. For part of it we were at my house inside playing with new cheapo toys I bought for them when it started bucketing down. Real heavy. I jokingly said overcheerily, "Who wants to go outside and play?" Ha ha. Tim looked up in complete innocence and hopefully asked, "Can we?" "Oh," said Aunty Kelly, "I suppose. If you want to. Sure." They were thrilled with the idea. I made them take their jumpers off so they had something warm and dry to wear when they came in. We went out and stood under the verandah and they were dabbling with being in the rain. Then I said to Ben, "Run and touch the back fence and come back." With an excited "ok" he took off and the others followed. They kept going back and forth, laughing, having the greatest time while the rain kept pelting down. Yay for simple thrills that give much joy! Go for it.