Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day!
Beautiful weather indeed on the weekend – blue skies and sunshine all round. I got my washing done and dried, and soaked up some of that sunshine myself, here and there, when I wasn’t busily trying to organise my house in to some semblance of neatness. I had my new couch delivered the weekend before and it was still sitting in the same place it had been dumped on delivery, so it was time to get it positioned properly and set up so I could actually lounge about and be a lady of leisure ha ha. Forgot how nice it is to have a big couch to stretch out on. My other new couch is nice enough but so tiny and not conducive to comfy relaxing. I’ve been sitting on the floor to watch TV. But now I can relax in style and comfort and I can also have more than one friend over at a time (exciting!). Anyway, place to put feet up – check! (and thank you to my friend GT who very kindly put the couch legs on for me – pesky things were very difficult to attach and needed drill-work which I was not game to try, knowing what a klutzoid I am).
On Saturday I went op-shopping with the ever-so-lovely CW. We did some intense fossicking for an hour or so at a couple of op-shops and picked up a few bargains. But we flagged very early on and decided to retire to a nearby coffee shop for lunch. And there we stayed…no more op-shopping was done that day. Turns out what we really needed to do was talk and catch up and right the wrongs of the world over cups of tea and possibly some cheesecake…gooey caramel and butterscotch cheesecake to be precise. It was low in fat because we shared a piece ha ha. That works, right? I was glad to have found a few great buys in the op-shops so I didn’t feel disappointed that we cut the day a bit shorter than expected.
And talking with a good friend always trumps everything else.
I managed to pick up this great bulk pack of wooden beads (on about 40-50 necklaces and bracelets) in varying colours and shapes) for only $3.25! I was pretty happy with that. I often use wooden beads as fillers and now I am set for a while 🙂
I also go this cute little beaded top for $3.50. It looks brand new (it’s knitted but there are no pulls or holes, no missing beads etc) and is such a pretty colour. Too cool at this time of year to wear it but it will be nice for Summer.
I found this pretty little dish as well for only $2.00. I think it’s vintage… I tell myself it is anyway. I like blue and white so what do I care if it’s old or not? I just liked the pattern and the condition (which is great – no chips or anything). (Just looked it up on a few sites…seems to be 1960s-era thereabouts…)
As the weather was so nice, I walked around outside for a bit in the afternoon and took some photos. My neighbour’s garden is once again ridiculously beautiful. Look at all those tulips!
My garden, at least at the front, is looking pretty good too. This is because we have a gardener in the complex who comes and tidies things up, manages the sprinkler system etc. If it was up to me, it would be half-dead and terribly untidy. So, at least the entry to my house looks nice – lovely pink azaleas and some succulents, daisies and other greenery. The azaleas make a lovely cut flower – I didn’t realise they would be so robust once cut, but they stay happily in a vase for a few days easily.
Speaking of flowers in vases…someone at work left me a little posy of Geraldton Wax on my desk on Friday. Very sweet 🙂
The complex has a resident willy-wagtail who warbles all night long in his constant search for a lady friend. He is quite brave and you can get very close to him. He let me take a few photos as he hopped about, showing off his waggly tail
and bug-catching abilities.
On Sunday morning I went for a lively walk with a friend, SS, from work, and her two fur-babies Sam and Chloe. It’s been such a long time since I have had a dog to walk. I miss having my own pooch 😦 But still, borrowing one for an hour or so is nice too and we had an energetic but not too strenuous walk along the river. A good start to the day.
Having exercised somewhat I then felt it necessary to bake cookies, as you do. My oven died in the week so I have not had it for a few days (including the days I needed it to bake for the RSPCA cupcake fundraising day…thank goodness for mothers and their ovens!) so of course, I needed to christen the new element by baking a batch of cookies. Goes without saying, obviously! I was hoping the whole oven would be kaput so I might get a brand new one, but, alas, it was just the element that needed replacing. Anyway, it is good to have it working again. I don’t fry things so I was a bit lost without it. And now I have a jar full of oatmeal cookies to munch on…
I did attempt to finally get all my books alphabetised this weekend but gave up half way through. I’m up to “L”and it will probably stay that way for some time… I got fed up with remembering the alphabet sequence ha ha…(some librarian I am!). I’ll continue on, bit by bit instead of tackling it all at once. I am determined to have my home looking nice and “put-together” and stylish by the end of the year. I want it to look like a grown-up lives there. Or, at least, a part-time grown-up…
Hope your weekend was sunny and happy 🙂