Hello there, friends - come and see what I have to show you today....................
It remains cold damp and grey around here, so today, my daughter decided to find a recipe for brownies on the web and make them. Can I just say that my entire house smells of chocolate and that I have overdosed on calories. Chocolate brownies with peanut butter chips. UnbeLIEVably delicious!
Just look at all the
calories moist goodness.............
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Bliss. It is great having a daughter in residence. She can stay.
There was some serious positioning for photos going on here. Placement is all to a graphic designer, so mother sticking the camera over her shoulder was not what she needed. Brownies. Brilliant. Enough said. (Just as long as there are still some there for pudding later.)
We have also discussed the possibility of the baking being the reason we are not stick insects, but rather "padded". I don't want to dwell on that possibility too much. I like the baking.
So today has been an at home day. I am still waiting to hear from a friend about borrowing a car for a few weeks. My mechanic can't come until Tuesday week. Right. How convenient. And the dentist will get back to me re the appointment needed to rebuild the smile. Tick that box. I have managed to catch up with quite a few computer based things on the "to do " list, so that is good. I was chatting to a lovely blog friend on Facebook, Debbie, this morning. (She sent me a wonderful surprise gift and I was totally blown away by it all. So kind and so thoughtful.) Well, we got onto the subject of grinning like a Cheshire cat as much as possible while dealing with crises which seem to be besetting us all, and I suggested she check out her grin in the mirror, because I always make myself laugh when I see myself grinning in the mirror. I know it sounds ludicrous, but believe me, people, grinning at yourself is a very good habit to develop. Especially when the alternative is to bash one's head on the desk or burst into tears.
Try it. Hilarious. Seriously.
Diana looked at me last night and asked me why I wasn't working on my latest project. And what is that project, by the way. Hmmm. I had almost forgotten the crochet together as you go blanket. I must get going on that again. I have just been in flopping and falling asleep mode. Great, but not very conducive to productivity. And I have also almost decided to start selling some of the things I make on Etsy, Folksy, Not the high street or wherever. I said almost. I will have to gather up some of the many projects and see what I come up with. And quilts. There are quilts I have made too. They can go as well.
I don't usually make things to sell. That way they have to be perfect and so help me, I don't do perfect. I do Linds' way and I think I will stick at that, whether I decide to sell stuff or not.
I had a chat to my friend Margaret this afternoon - I had just heard that she is to be a Granny for the 5th time in September. All these babies - so exciting! And then David sent me a message to tell me he had got a distinction for his research proposal submitted a few weeks ago. Fantastic! I am SO proud of him.
You see, a grey cold, damp day needn't stay grey cold and damp. A couple of brownies, some excellent news, things crossed off the to do list and an evening of creativity ahead. Who said life had to be grey? Not around here, it isn't. Full of colour. Granny is working on Diana's crocheted blanket. I have mine to work on too, and Diana is always creating. Loads of colour all around me. And brownies. I love it.