Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Whimsical Wednesday # 225

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.

I think this describes most of us pretty well (*~*)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


I've been searching for a book I loved to read many years ago. 
New copies are available, but they're too expensive for my budget. 
Seems a bit odd, the book is from the seventies and was a mass produced paperback.

I decided to check Amazon.
They had the book. 
I checked the link for mass produced paperbacks and they have several copies. 
Used, which is fine, ranging from 1cent (acceptable quality) up to...well I didn't check the full listing. 
I selected one for 99cents, listed as good quality.
Conversion to Australian dollars took the price to $1.34.
Headed to checkout, where I discovered shipping and handling would be $33.93!!
Making the total cost of a used mass produced paperback $35.27.

I cancelled the order.
I'll check the local secondhand bookshops, there's a couple in the city I think. I know there used to be a couple in the city.
There's always ebay too.

Purple Rain?

I've just been at you tube listening to Purple Rain by Prince, who died recently.
Going by many people's comments on assorted blogs I read, Purple Rain was one of his most popular songs.

So I thought I'd listen and see what it's all about.
I couldn't listen to even half of it. 
I don't like it and don't see what everyone else sees in it.

Probably I'm too old, the songs are for a younger generation after all.

well that didn't last long

We've just had a mini deluge here. I woke up late, 9.27am according to the bedside clock, and there was sunshine and blue skies.
A few clouds here and there.

I turned on the computer, made hot coffee and a hot water bottle to rest against my aching back and sat in my chair to read blogs.
Angel curled up close to the keyboard so I moved it over close to the wall, so of course he spread out so he could still touch the edge of it, then he suddenly got up and sat at the other end of the table, staring out the door.

A couple of seconds later I heard rain so heavy I thought it was hail; I walked over and looked out the door. 
Nope, just rain. Bucketing down, but just water. Fine with me, I like rain.

I came back and finished my final reply to the previous post and just before I started this one, the rain stopped. 
I'm disappointed. I want more rain. 

Rain means not going out anywhere unless you absolutely have to.

Rain means forget about doing the washing, it won't dry anyway. 
(yes, I have a dryer, but it's a noisy thing and my flat is small, I don't want to listen to it if I don't have to. I have more undies and t-shirts in the drawer, I don't need to wash.)

Rain means the garden will get a drink without me standing out there with the hose. 

Rain means curling up with a good book, or a good TV show.

Rain means time in the kitchen, cooking up yummy cold weather foods.

Rain means no more sweltering heat, at least for a while.

The sky outside is still grey, but the wind has dropped to barely perceptible :(
I prefer the blustery gusts we were getting just before the rain.

I'm having a pyjama day :)

Calendar Tuesday # 5

It’s  May 3rd--time again for Calendar Tuesday, which only happens on the first Tuesday of each month.

We'll start with the May picture on my Country Home Ideas calendar:

I'm not keen on wallpaper, but I love the wing chair.

Next, the Violent Veg Calendar:

"I need to return this has a nasty chip in it."
enlarging the photo will make things clearer.

Now the one you've been waiting for: Suzy Toronto:

and here's what it says:

"there are no limits to the silly things I can accomplish when I'm supposed to be doing something else.

Where does it say in the book of life that absolutely everything we do has to be productive, on task, and worthy of a submission to the book of world records?

Sometimes I think we get so wrapped up in accomplishing absolutely everything on our lists that we forget the tremendous peace and solace we find in the simple things that give our bodies and minds a rest.

We get so wrapped up in the glorification of busyness - slaves to deadlines and electronic dayplanners - that we forget to "pencil in" some time to live a life worth loving.

The truth is that doing it all and being it all is exhausting!

And, strangely enough, the endless scramble ends up making us less productive than if we just slowed down and allowed ourselves to do the things that give our lives joy, fulfillment, and real meaning. the midst of our busy schedules, our overcrowded calendars, and our endless flow charts, let's get off the fast track, scratch the electronic lists, and instead "ink in" some time to giggle...and to master the art of just doing nothing.

Let's say YES to a renewed sense of whimsy and wacky with a few hours of unscheduled, transformative fun. I'm pretty sure we'll find there are no limits to the silly things we can accomplish when we're supposed to be doing something else!"


Monday, May 2, 2016

Musical Monday # 98

Musical Monday
I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site.
I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time. 
I’ll be finding my clips on you tube, so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist.
Today’s clip is:John Lennon

Nobody told Me (There'd Be Days Like These)
An oldie and not everyone's favourite, but I like it.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Angel on the edge

You all know my cat, Angel? 
Giant lump of fur?

Yep, the striped fluffy mat, that's him.
Grey tabby.

there he is, looking like a big fluffy slipper

living sleeping on the edge.

One good stretch and he'd be on the floor.

on the table,

again, on the edge.

Of course when he's on the bed,

he takes up the whole middle!
Look at those eyes, "disturb me and suffer"
Okay, I'll make the bed tomorrow (*~*)