Sunday, September 20, 2009

A lazy Sunday.....

Everyone is changing their templates to ones with a more autumnal feel. I, on the other hand, have been autumnal all year. I could just be ahead of my time.

I had plenty of great intentions and did absolutely nothing about them whatsoever. Nothing. So I hereby announce that I may just be totally unique and decide to have a summer template next. I mean for heaven's sake... I have had SNOW up there above this ALL YEAR. Enough is enough. I need a change.

Today, though, has been sunny and stunning. The light is soft and golden, and with the trees starting to turn colour it has just been so beautiful. And I would upload a photo now, if I could but like the rest of you, I can't. Blogger is broken. Sigh. Fix it, Blogger people! Now would be good.

I have had a very lazy day today. I fell asleep on the couch last night, woke at midnight and toppled into bed and fell asleep immediately. So I lay there this morning watching the Great North Run from under the duvet. My admiration for the 50 000 runners knows no bounds, but there is something really satisfying about watching them exert themselves from the comfort of my bed, with the coffee at hand. I knew I had a Blessing service for my friends' baby to go to this afternoon, so I paced myself. This is a first, so I hope you are impressed. The pacing bit. The service was lovely.

A really great idea they had was to have a tree painted about A1 size with her name above it, and on every pew, there was a small pad of flower sticky notes, and leaf sticky notes. On the leaves, we wrote our names, and on the flower, we wrote a hope, prayer or wish for the little girl, and then after the actual blessing, we all went up to the tree, and stuck them in place. Her Mum is going to stick them all down permanently, so she has a tree of love for her wall, and the names of all the people who will be watching over her as she grows up. Lovely. She was as good as gold, and so help me, did not screw up her little face and wail when she saw me.

More randomness. That fence I mentioned a day or 2 ago? The one I thought was being replaced? Yes. Well. It turns out that it is actually my responsibility. **********. Bother. I actually had to go and check the deeds to be sure. Yep. I now have to go and get a quote for a new fence. I can assure you that there are many many many things I would rather consider. Fences do not even make page 497766943996465472 on the list of Desirable Things To Purchase. Fences???????? Vacuum cleaner, dishwasher, laptop and other sundry bits are up there on the list. Fences are absolutely not. You may just detect that I am not altogether thrilled. You would be right.

Anyway. That can wait a day or so. I need to adjust the mind. And I have that date with the needles in the morning.

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend!


Midlife Mom said...

What a lovely blessing service for the wee one! I so like that idea of everyone writing down a thought or prayer and saving them. Wwonderful idea, don't know why I can't come up with something smart like that. Sigh....

Yes, Blogger has sure turned on us hasn't he? I am fit to be tied and don't know who or how to complain to the powers that be! Sure has taken the fun out of blogging for me as I want all those pictures in there for family history. Sigh....again!

So sorry you have to be the one to replace the fence. I'm sure you have many other more exciting places for that money to go to!

I have had acupunture and it doesn't hurt at all. You can't even feel the needle in there. Occasionally you might feel a tiny pin prick but nothing that's hurtful at all. It helped my neck, I would do it again in a minute if I needed it.

Isn't that skype something else?! My sister talks to her grandchilden all the time on it as they live down south. I would do the same if mine weren't right here in town.

Crystal said...

The service sounds so lovely. What a great keepsake to have all your wishes saved. We will miss Blake's baptism later this month and I am quite sad. We missed Samuel's dedication over the summer too. But I am thankful that our children have chosen to give their little ones back to the Lord and that they will grow to know Him.

I hear you about money for fence expenditures! Trip to Switzerland - necessary and I'll be right on it. Fence - it can wait!! Praying that tomorrow will be a good day :))

Dawn said...

Fences and tires - yucky expenses!

I can't figure out why so many people are having problems with Blogger and pictures - I'd better hush up and not let it out the bag that I'm not!

I hope you have a great week, and am so happy that your day was beautiful. And that you paced yourself!