Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Good Intentions ...

Have you ever stopped to think about just how dependant we are on electricity? I know there's a lot of talk these days about our carbon footprint etc, but have you REALLY thought about it?!?! I have to confess that, despite upgrading our lightbulbs to the more energy efficient versions, turning off lights when we're not in a room and taking power usage into account when buying new appliances, I haven't thought too much on this - until this morning! (Oh, and that little incident not so long ago involving a leaking tap and safety switch, but that's a WHOLE 'nother story!!!)

I woke this morning with a list of things in mind that I wanted to acheive today, after a week of visitors and the long weekend. I had REALLY good intentions ... until the power went out! Now, in light (no pun intended!!) of my little drama with the safety switch, my first thought was that something had thrown it again, but I decided to flick a light switch to make sure. Hmmm, lights not working - no power at all. So ... I couldn't load and start the dishwasher - oh darn! I couldn't vacuum - oh dear! I couldn't do the washing - what a shame! I couldn't update my blog - I can do that later, no time limit. I couldn't do the machine sewing I'd planned - there's always later, I guess. So much for good intentions. Hmmm, wait, there's more ... I couldn't blow dry my hair - uh oh! That's more serious, but I just wouldn't go out in public for fear of scaring small children. Oh well, being an optomist, I thought I'd sit down with a cup of tea and read for a bit. WAIT A MINUTE!!! THE KETTLE IS ELECTRIC! AAAAAAARRRRGHHHH!!! Catastrophe had struck! Tee! Hee! Hee! WOW! For someone who describes herself as a technophobe, I really am very reliant on electricity!

The happy ending to this little scenario is that the power was only off for an hour and a half, so I actually did get around to doing all of those things on the list and following through on my good intentions - including finishing a new bear friend.

Meet Cherry Bear - for obvious reasons!! Tee! Hee! Hee! She is a cutie and I find it so interesting that despite the fact that I've designed the pattern and sewn both Cherry and Ruby - they look so different! That's what I love about hand made bears!! They have their very own character - and I fell in love with this fabric as soon as I saw it. YUMMY! I have a little something in mind for Cherry and Ruby, but won't spoil the surprise yet!

And speaking of surprises, I had a 'sweet' surprise today when I received a late birthday gift from my friend Mary at Fresh Hope Patterns. I think a drawn out birthday where pressies arrive in dribs and drabs is even more fun than getting lots of goodies on the 'big day'! When I unwrapped the pressie from Mary, I found ...

Aren't they gorgeous!! Mary knows my weakness for all things cupcake related and found this sweet smelling cupcake soap (mustn't eat it or I'll be foaming at the mouth!!) and these too-pretty-to-use cupcake papers. Since the papers are too pretty to use (at least until I have a special afternoon tea!) I've put them on display with my scented cupcake - right beside the wonderful tea cup and saucer/plate set I bought at Lilly Cottage.

So ... after a slightly eventful, unexpectedly interrupted, yet still productive day, I'm feeling a little weary, so think I'll toddle off to visit my pillow. Hope you had a day of fulfilling good intentions! Til next time, Bear Hugs!


PS Have just had more electronic dramas when I went to post this! Our internet provider had a little hissy fit about us changing providers (due to poor customer service!!) and cut off our service early!! Aaaarrrgghhhhh! So, had to copy the post, save it to a memory stick and transfer to my beloved Geek Boy's notebook computer to use his you-beaut portable internet connection thingy - that's the technical name for it, of course! tee! hee! hee! SIGH! Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit simpler to deal with!!! BH! KRIS


Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage said...

Oh you crazy girl, you need to have a gas cooktop for when the power goes out....a relaxing cuppa always available then! Love your new birthday treasures, lucky girl and I must say am quite impressed with your techological ( wow what a word) side and ability to explain in great detail your computer problems....and I am so impressed that I!!! understood every word!!! Speak to you soon, kiss noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Kris,
I love Cherry Bear. What a pretty colour she is. I'm sure she will enjoy living amongst the other teddies at your house.

I have tagged you so pop by my blog.


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