He’s just happy that Christmas is over for another year:
On Friday I bought myself a sketch book, pencils and pencil crayons. Then I went to the library to get some “How to draw” books.
Drawing is something that I always think I want to do but then I don’t. Now following the 7 habits I’m trying to focus on things I want to do and drawing came up again. I’ve never been good at drawing. I enjoy it, at least I think I do. I haven’t drawn anything in years but remember really enjoying it when I was young.
Who didn’t? Back then it was colouring but now I’m older so we’ll call it drawing. Actually having given a few of the lessons a shot I’d call it crap. Even if you looked at my apple (it looked like an easy lesson) as abstract (which it was not meant to be) it would be crap. BUT I loved it, really enjoyed it. So much so I made time to draw again on Sunday. Still crap, one book promises I will improve. We’ll see.
What I have found is something that calms me and there is something very satisfying about completing a picture, even if it is terrible. The concentration and filling in a blank page is immensely gratifying. Look what I did!
One day I do hope I’ll do one that is good enough to hang on my fridge!
Are you all dying to know how my Birthday weekend was?
No? Oh well I’m going to tell you anyway. It was FANTASTIC. First I made a cup of tea and then opened my cards, which made me laugh and made me miss my Mom (only for a moment and then I shook my head).
Then Becca showed up and I got to catch up with my good friend, who I miss. She has lived in London for the past five years. We used to walk home together and we have travelled together a lot. We had a good old girl gab fest, complete with red wine and good food. In two days we had sushi, Indian and Greek. It was as I thought it would be good company, good wine and good food. This is why I look forward to seeing Becca so much, it’s always all my favourite things in one visit!
We also went shoe shopping. DANGER DANGER
Becca wanted a new pair of boots and so we went to the Fluevog store. I was just going to look but SOMEBODY (I’m looking at YOU, you know who you are) told me to indulge myself and buy something expensive for my Birthday. Easy for you to say sister it’s not your credit card! Okay I can’t blame anybody else for my expensive indulgence and I’m so HAPPY with my new shoes. As in two pairs of Fluevogs.
You see I’ve been looking for a new pair of black all purpose shoes to go with everything for work, so when I saw these and then tried them on (they are SO comfortable) I had to have them:
Then after trying on a few more pairs of shoes, Becca was still looking I had to do something, I found these:
I LOVED them. They are red, they have a buckle, they are kick ass! I haven’t treated myself for awhile so I thought what the heck, if I’m going to indulge myself with something expensive why not a kick ass pair of red shoes (and a practical pair of black ones). HAPPINESS is going home and trying on new shoes with multiple outfits.
As my weekend came to a close I had a long bath and then put on a pair of new pajamas (Becca gave them to me, they are BEAUTIFUL!) I feel very fancy in them:
…..and headed off to bed to read my kindle (my birthday gift from my Mom). Feeling very happy and like a very lucky girl. Life is really good.
Thank you everybody who wished me a Happy Birthday and a VERY Merry Unbirthday to you all!