Monday, 4 August 2008

Warm Toes, Warm Tummy & Warm Heart!!

No, no, I haven't frozen on the spot!! In fact, I was feeling rather warm over the weekend - which you may have guessed from the title! Now you've all read my moaning and groaning about the horrible cold and how much I hate being cold. Well, I think God got tired of me complaining and gave me a glimpse of what's waiting if I can hold out through winter for spring! After some particularly bitterly cold days earlier in the week, Friday dawned clear and WARM!! Yes!! The temperature climbed all the way to 25 degrees - I was a happy camper indeed! I had so much more energy than I've had for weeks - I think the blood could thaw out and circulate more efficiently! I even cleaned the bathroom, a job I put off at the best of times, but especially when the cold temperatures make playing in water even more unattractive than usual!!

Now, I didn't think I could feel any cheerier as I enjoyed my warm spring day in August, but then ... my postie passed by and left this ...

A care package from my blogging buddy, Kerryanne! Oooooohhhh! What a SWEETIE!! I wonder what's inside??

Ooooohhh! Lots of goodies!!! How spoilt am I!! First, there was my very own SIGNED copy of Kerryanne's wonderful book, "Shabby Doodles". A few posts back, I showed a photo of some little canvasses that I bought to have a go at painting some of Kerryanne's yummy cupcakes on, but commented that I just had to get around to buying the book - and now the wonderful Kerryanne has sent me my very own copy!! I've already spent lots of time leafing through pages, making mental notes of what designs I can have a try at painting. I'm a bit painting impaired, so may have to get some emailed tips from Kerryanne!! What else do we have here ...

A Winter Warmer Care Package!!! Oooohhhh!! Hot chocolate sachets, mini-marshmallows and a Cherry Ripe - YUMMO!! MMMMMMMMMM!! Warm tummy, now! DEFINITELY one of the yummiest ways to warm up for winter! And of course, there was the cutest card ...

This little bear is such a CUTIE!! Thank you Kerryanne!! Not only did your wonderful care package warm my tummy, it also warmed my heart!!! Isn't if wonderful to be reminded that you have fabulous friends - even if you've never met them face-to-face! (Though we are working on fixing that!!)

Then, Friday night saw my beloved Geek Boy venture off on a manly fishing excursion. So ... what's a girl to do?!? She invites a friend over for a girly sleep-over weekend!!! My dancing buddy, Deb was a free agent for the weekend, so came over to play. And what did we get up to? Besides the obligatory shopping excursion, (I was mostly good, only bought a couple of books and some new earrings!!) we ... well, they say a picture paints a thousand words, take a peek at the summary of our weekend ...

Tee! Hee! Hee! We enjoyed a "Dr Who-athon", complete with chocolate and chippies!! Add to that lots of cuppas (I had some yummy hot chocolate sachets, after all!!!) and chatting until the early hours of the morning and you're getting the picture of how we spent our relaxing weekend!! So by Sunday afternoon when Deb went home to get ready for a new week, we were both feeling very relaxed and mellow. GB, on the other hand came home weary after the cold woke him up at 5am (there are reasons I don't go camping!!) and without catching ONE fish! You see, it's been so cold that there have been mass deaths amongst the more delicate fish species at the dam they travelled to and the fish left alive, were staying deep where the water was warmer! I have to say, GB wasn't too worried about not catching anything - he enjoyed laying in the sun and catching up on his Nanna-naps, he said!! Fishing is usually just a way to stop me nagging him about sitting doing nothing!!! Hmmm, I'll remember that!!! All in all, a lovely weekend was had by all and sundry.

Now I know I've been complaining about my "To Do" list growing, but I couldn't resist adding to it on the weekend when I signed up for Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap. If you're wanting to join the fun, you'd better be quick, cos poor Chookyblue has been inundated with sign-ups and she'll be closing off soon! I'll be adding the logo to my sidebar in the next day or so.

And speaking of logos on my sidebar ... it's time to click on Lynette Anderson's Noah's Ark BOM logo in my sidebar, as she's added the latest block for downloading. This month's critters are ... Mr and Mrs Giraffe! Hmmm, they'd probably enjoy the scarves I've been knitting!! Tee! Hee! Hee! I've printed off my copy of Lynette's latest fun block design, just have to get brave enough to go into the sewing room to do the prep work so I can stitch in the warmth of the lounge room ... Maybe tomorrow! After I have a hot chocolate to fortify me against the cold that came back with a vengeance after the weekend!!

Whatever you're up to, whatever you're stitching, stay warm and I'll be back on the same Bat-channel for the next episode of my continuing adventures! Til then - Bear Hugs!



Judy S. said...

It's been a bit warmer here, too, thank goodness! Aren't Lynette's designs fun to stitch? I've got the giraffes traced off; now to stitch them!

Bek said...

What a fun weekend you had. Are you free Friday? I will call you tonight.


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Wow, what a way to spend the weekend Kris - sounds perfect. Glad that you liked your 'warm up' care package. We expect to see some creative cupcakes coming from you in the near future.

Have a great week.

Unknown said...

Lots of yummy goodies there Kris! Lucky you. It's nice to have a girlie weekend once in a while. Before my best friend Kerri moved to WA we used to get in the car and do patchwork shop hopping, lunch in between and the best time ever was had. I miss that! Jo x

Linda said...

Hi Kris,
When oh when is it Spring I'm like you I hate the cold, don't know how you can stand the cold up there, although that package from Kerryanne looks like a fun way to keep away the Winter blues. I just hope the Ekka winds don't come back in time for the Ekka next week.
Cheers Linda

Dorothy said...

Hi Kris,
I've just discovered your blog and have enjoyed reading your posts.
What a wonderful "care" package you received. I've never seen those Cadbury's bars before, they look yummy!.

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