Saturday, 24 March 2012

Call it a 'Doing Day'

When I woke up yesterday, my mind was full of Friday and what I wanted to do.  It's definitely something to do with the lighter mornings, getting up isn't such a chore in the light, and in yesterday's sunlight it was really quite lovely.  I noticed that even the spray of water from the shower that soaked the bathroom floor by mistake was all sparkly and lovely.  Poetic, non? So before I even got as far as fully dressed and breakfasting, I had coloured my hair (if you think I leave my desk for too long before dealing with it...), unintentionally washed the floor in the bathroom and sorted out another load of laundry. After I cleaned up in the kitchen (can't do anything else till that's done...a teeny OCD that could do with a bit of growth), I resolved to catch up at my desk.  Which meant ignoring anything else.  I think when you get to the stage of just needing to do it, it's easier to get tunnel vision, and get on I did.  Another batch of badges ready to go, overdue and upcoming cards made - a lovely chance to play with some new stuff, so well worth it.  Lunch with my man, in the sun on deckchairs under my workroom window.  Dangerous to go any fruther onto the garden.  The sunshine was making the need to cut the grass and tidy up a bit more than a post-winter requirement. So when Mr D went back to work, Miss D came home from college.  I gave her enough time to eat and then bribed her into the garden to help.  It was lovely. I broke 2 panes of glass getting the lawnmower out of the shed.  Fortunately unwanted, previously used....another of Mr D's 'I'll put that away sometime' things.  Well, they're away now.  In a box.  Luckily it was toughened glass so it broke like a windscreen.  Scared the beegees out of us though!  We gave up when it got chilly.  Brought in the washing and Mr D rang to say he'd be late.  I slammed a chicken in to roast.  And she and I stayed in each others company - I at my desk and she at this very computer, listening to comedy on iplayer and looking forward to supper.  It was almost a perfect day.  I say almost because of course, now there's a huge pile of ironing to do, and my desk looks as if I used every ink pad stamp and piece of paper in my collection.  But I don't mind.  Totally worth it.  And now, please excuse me, I'm so exhausted that I have to go and lie in a darkened room and contemplate the things I didn't get around to.  And there were a few....million.

17 comments:

Bettythebaglady said...

Oo Julia and you never mentioned the beautiful creation at the top of your blog. Love that shadowing effect and as I've got that set and a stamp-a-ma-jig I fancy having a tiddle with it. Can feel a neutral colour version coming on
Hugs Betty

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Redanne said...

Hi Julia, what a lovely post, it sounds like you had an idyllic day, except for the glass that is. Don't worry about the ironing, it will be there another day (do it whilst watching telly is my advice). Your card is gorgeous, love the way you have shadowed it. Regards, Anne x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Aah, do love this little ramble around your house and activities enjoying the beautiful spring day with you, Julia, thanks for sharing and trust there are many such to continue for you! Shaz in oz.x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I really enjoyed your post today! It sounds like a very enjoyable day and a great time spent with family. Enjoy the sunshine!

Helen said...

But you got so much achieved yesterday - who needs neatly ironed stuff anyway?! Have a lovely weekend.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great post! Isn't it lovely when the sunshine's out and you feel the URGE to get on and do things and feel GREAT (if knackered) afterwards! Only ever happens when the sun is out, making you feel good. xxx

ike said...

Excellent - what a lovely day that was :-D And what's a coupla' panes of glass between friends .... snort !!! LoL

Elizabeth said...

It all sounds idyllic. The wall-to-wall sunshine up here had much the same affect on me today too - well, I pulled up a few weeds, that must count :) I've checked my desk and the only blue bottle on it is the tube of cocktail sticks - for getting glue gel into the little places. You were too late with the tip about the 'something medical' but I reckon Mr Dentist read your comment before me because he was already prepared and it was near perfect :)) Elizabeth x

PS: it's the same stuff my surgeon sprayed on the back of my throat before shoving a tube down it to snoop around my inner parts.

Neesie said...

It's amazing what can be achieved when the sun shines...
That's why most days here in Oz I head off to bed exhausted! :D

Paula Gale said...

lovely card there Julia, like that stamp and can't work out whether you've done a shadow technique or one of the stamped images are on acetate... likey.

I agree about the lighter mornings, it makes it seem like anything is possible in life and it puts things in a whole new perspective... hopefully not be long before it's warm enough to craft outside - bring it on.

many hugs

Paula x x x

Craftychris said...

I'm exhausted just reading about all your doings! xx

Lisa-Jane said...

Sounds wonderful, other than the glass. Maybe it might encourage him to put things away though? Maybe not...

Di said...

How did I miss this fun post Julia?! It did make me smile, whilst sitting tapping on the screen hoping you'll wake up and post WOYWW :)

Love, Di xx

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