It's Friday! This past week has been a tough one - I'm exhausted. I went here today (it's only a few minutes from the house) and bought a crochet hook and a 'how to' guide. I couldn't get beyond a first row of chain stitch. It made me more annoyed than it should have.
So: don't try mastering a new skill when you're tired. And some things are easier when someone shows you how to do them in person. Although any directions to a decent online how-to would be very welcome.
Anyway... here are five things which made me smile this week:
These old books. They were given as awards for scholarly achievement during the 1950s (according to the plates stuck inside the covers). The colour illustrations are useful - I can look through them with Joe one day.
Soap and a candle in the bathroom, ready for a hot bath. Motherhood makes you ache. It entails an awful lot of lifting, carrying and endless trips up and down the stairs. Luckily he's worth it. I got a (very clumsy) round of applause when I woke him up for breakfast yesterday morning. My heart melted.
Stripes rule in the little wardrobe...
The hyacinths still smell lovely. They were bending right over so I cut them and put them in a favourite vase, bought in Prague many moons ago.
A new book to read, kindly lent. Anne of the Island can wait. One of my favourite things: the knowledge I've got some good fiction waiting upstairs (I'm hoping it's good, anyway).
We're off vintage treasure hunting and visiting family tomorrow. Have a good weekend!