(Sorry this is a late post...Blogger wouldn't let me post it last night.)
So, I'm bad..not only that but I'm making other people bad!! I'm leading them into bad ways...well, one at least. Shame on me!!
I worked this morning, the whole time watching the rain fall in a never ending stream down the window. Where had all the sunshine gone? Gloomy was not the word!! But, I told myself sternly to WORK...concentrate! I know it's a holiday today, Good Friday, but I don't know about where you are...it seems that here holidays like today are vanishing fast and people are working them more and more. As the others were all working I thought I would too....but it was hard! Good Friday should be Hot Cross Buns and rolling eggs!!
I settled down and concentrated, well at least until 1.00pm then I'd had enough and thought..."to heck with this" and I grabbed my keys and off I went. I decided that despite the rain I was going to drive and pick up my Mum....... then go get some Fish and Chips (yep, we Brits are great at these) . We could drive to a cliff overlooking the sea and just sit and watch the rain and the sea do their thing.
Not productive I know, but I thought it would blow my cobwebs away from what has been an unsettling week and get me in the Easter mood. The fact that I am helping clogging our arteries with fat is not the point..it is just once in a while after all....and today I didn't care!!
It was cold and wet and very windy....a bit of a disaster day weather wise...but it was beautiful. The tossing waves with the white horses ridding the crests, gray skies low and threatening and the rain falling sideways....I could feel the emotions and stresses of the week draining away as I watch nature vent itself.
In a calm moment..between wind and rain...I got out and took a couple of pictures. Look how gray and misty it was. The shadow on the horizon is the Isle of Wight, normally you can see it clearly but it was shrouded in sea mist...and this was afternoon!!
The windows of the car steamed up and I knew the chip smell would be there for days, but I was glad.....it would act as a reminder of Mum and I and the sea...and some gorgeous Fish and Chips!! I felt quite calm and at peace with the world as I sucked the salt and grease from my fingers.....yes, tradition says Fish and Chips have to be eaten with your fingers to taste their best!! So it was an afternoon well spent.
This week is the anniversary of Dad's death and so it is normally a thoughtful time for us, full of memories of when the sun shone and Dad was still here laughing. We had our space and quiet time...well not so quiet really...lot of talking as usual. But now...Easter..I'm ready for you. Bring on the family, lots of cooking, eggs and starting to explain to Lilly what Easter is all about..the latter could take a while...at least a couple more years!!
This weeks CU OK gift is a knotted frame. The download includes 1 grayscale frame and the samples that I have done. They can all be used for personal/S4H/CU.
You can download them here
Enjoy the rest of the holiday and be good!!