Monday, 21 February 2011

Colour Me Lucky


Boring day, devoted entirely to work, grey and cloudy and drizzly out, a bit chilly in. Too mean to put the heating on all day though, so I waited for Mr Dunnit to come home for lunch. He was a darling (as I predicted) and lit the wood burner for me. Told you I was lazy. During the course of the afternoon I decided to check the post. I find that I finish all the filing and 'posting' of invoices and blahdy blah, only to be faced with a fresh pile when I remember to check the post box. Arrgh. We don't have a letterbox in the door see, a metal box on the wall serves us - because I can't let Mr D ccut a hole in my nice bespoke front door. It's not over posh or special, it just deserves not to have a hole in it! Oh look, an unusual digression from me.
Anyway, the post. Junk. Invoices for accounts as correctly predicted (I'm good at predictions, have you noticed?).....and a lovely lovely surprise. Oh how I love a surprise!
Wrapped and posted abroad and containing artwork too. How marvellous. Even more marvellous - see the lovely set of stamps at left? Notice that she's not the skinny minny at right? I love that! I love these stamps. Thank you so much Amber and Pam...as gifts go, they're the best sort...I totally wasn't expecting them!
I appear to love a lot of things today. It's a result of sleep deprivation. Miss Dunnit went off on a *cough* History trip to Berlin with College today. And by today of course, I mean 2.30am. Half an hour before this deadline, we staggered into the car to find that the petrol warning light was not only on..but predicting 12 miles before breakdown. I guess, because it was only 8 miles to College and the waiting coach, I probably shouldn't have worried so much.....but this is a small market town and I have no idea how far I have to go to find 24 hour petrol. I am so unsophisticated. And apparently very scarey. The young man at the night till of the only open garage I could find en route seemed very scared by my gabbling relief. Or was it my bedhead and general bedraggled appearance because I'd tried to tough it out and stay up (and of course, failed miserably). We'll never know. So you see how the stamps are the bright side for today. Love that.

19 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

It's Presdents Holiday here so there is NO mail. I get real bored with no mail and the also dreary weather here. Had thunder, lightening, rain, fog here yesterday. It is winter here but the 14 inches of snow went North to Minnesota. And that is OK by all of us. Today just dreary some misty ice and roads are slick. Have to get my MOJO moving, have stuff to do.

Ciara said...

How cool to get stampy presents in the post. Dunno if you've seen yet, but you've also won Buddy's giveaway over at Kath's blog - double crafty presents for you, woohoo!!!

Helen said...

Lovely presents - the best mail, as you say!
I am trying to decide whether to stay up for QVC craft day launch at midnight - shouldn't as I a) can't afford to get sucked in to a "bargain" and b) I get up at 5.30.... Oh to be a lady of leisure.

Barb said...

Wow sounds like your a lucky winner, come to my blog and try your luck at my guess to win!

Milliesmarvels said...

I have the normal size lady stamps with the speech bubbles too - thanks to you passing the torch to me :-)
Can't wait to see what you do with them, don't want to make mine dirty yet, they are just too nice!
Jane
x

misteejay said...

What a lovely surprise for you.

Toni :o)

Scrapcat 1 said...

how fabulous to get goodies you aren't expecting, love the stamps and the ordinary sized woman, wow I think I need her!

SDCrafts said...

Have answered your query on my Valentines post, Julia...now then, cat's away = mouse can play so I hope you are planning crafty fun and foody treats! The stamps should inspire you. How lovely to receive an unexpected craft gift.

Jovita said...

Can't wait to see what you make with you new stamps, I like her size over the stick ladies.

Carola Bartz said...

What a lovely surprise! I love surprises like that as well!!! Enjoy!

Minxy said...

There is nothing finer than a surprise like that in the post, you lucky thing you x
Don't know what i'm doing wrong.. i never get that sort of post!!!

Airing cupboard stamping said...
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Airing cupboard stamping said...

Please ignore the last comment I did not mean to shout lol.

I love the stamps and I have an award for you on my blog x x

Violets Corner said...

Oh, lucky you, I'm looking forward to see what you create with them, haven't seen these stamps before.

Hugs
Maarit

sandra de said...

Lovely surprise and always funnier digressions.

Gez said...

ENJOY the stamps!

I can soooo relate to your story.. having to get DD to school for 5am for her trip to Beijing.. neither of us slept.. bad mistake!!

Pam said...

So glad they arrived Mrs. D. I also love how you placed these two for their photo shoot - reminds me of a quote from Alexander McCall Smith,"if these thin people became any more insistent, then the more generously sized people would just have to sit on them. Yes, that would teach them! Hah!"

Carole Meisenhelter said...

surprise; you have been granted The Stylish Blog Award for an innovative and creative blog. See link to your blog on my current blog post.

Lyn said...

LOL - been there, done that, and, on the bright side, at least you didn't (or admit to) having your coat over your nightie!

What a fab surprise (def the best sort and good proportions - traditionally built women unite!