Wednesday, 13 October 2010

It got me in the end…!

Talk about famous last words! I closed my last post with ‘I don’t need a cold right now thank you very much’…& guess what? I woke on Sunday morning with a very dry & sore throat.

I dosed myself up, sprayed my throat & set off to work, determined not to let it take hold. I take vitamin supplements daily & whenever I get a sniffle, I ‘up’ my vitamin C intake, but this time it wasn’t enough! I now have a full blown cold…coughing & sneezing & generally achy all over!!


This morning, after I had dropped the boys to school, I made beds & generally tidied up before filling a  hot- water-bottle, dosing myself with Lemsip & curling up under a throw on the sofa, along with the cat & my laptop!



However, back to Sunday…I met Amanda for our regular Sunday night cinema visit after work & we managed to see ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ starring Julia Roberts. 

I’m not sure what I expected from this movie, there had been some beautiful images in the preview, hinting at a great story… & I do like Julia Roberts, but it wasn’t as impactful as I’d hoped!  There were some very funny moments & some gorgeous scenery, but it just sort of drifted, I felt!!! 

Ah well, you can’t please all of the people, all of the time!!  One thing that did happen though, was that when we ordered our supper at Prezzo’s after we’d seen the film, we both opted for Pizza instead of our usual pasta or salad!!! Talk about the power of suggestion!!  Now, you’ll have to go see the film to know what I’m referring to!!

I have managed a bit of creativity this week. I did mention last time that this weeks challenge over at Dixie Pieces ‘Glee Club’ is ‘Southern Gospel’ & I managed to complete a LO using the song title ‘Sing Sister Sing’ using a photo of my sister & I singing at a musical evening in Paris back in 1993! 

I was a little unsure of how to keep to the ‘Gospel’ theme, but pulled out some embellies that I thought fit the bill, but by the time I was piecing it all together it took on a very Christmassy feel…maybe something to do with my choosing green & red!!! Anyway, what do you think?!!!…

There was also a mini challenge to make a card using ‘shape notes’ as inspirationOctober13 2010 010

…now I didn’t even know what they were, but apparently each ‘do, re, mi, so, fa, la, ti & do’ note has a different shaped head, so I chose ‘re’ & ‘do’ & made this card for my friend Suzy's birthday next week.

In case you were wondering, the ‘re’ shape is a semi circle which I used in the scalloped edges & ‘do’ is a triangle, which is in the bunting!

And that’s about all from me for now! I think I’m ready for another dose of Lemsip & perhaps a refill of my hot-water-bottle…I’m sure there must be house-boy around here somewhere to tend to my needs!!!!

Thanks for dropping by & thank goodness cold germs aren’t transmitted via cyberspace, or you wouldn’t come back again!!  : )


Jocelyn said...

Love that filled with happiness and I adore the card!!

So sorry that you are feeling yucky!!!! You just crawl back under the covers and take good care of yourself!!

Too bad there is not that house boy...when you are finished with can send him my way!!!

Love you sweet friend!!!

scrappyjacky said...

I love it, does have a xmas feel to it...but as a xmas addict....that's fine with me!!!
Hope you're feeling better soon, I finally seem to have got over my bug.

humel said...

Poor you - I've been suffering too, I've had a really bad sore throat since Sunday and have hardly any voice (which has made my teaching interesting!) and now the full-blown cold has hit.... Hope we both feel better soon! xx

PS Love the layout and card - nearly forgot to say!

Denise said...

Poor you,I hate colds,I love the layout and the card is fab- that bunting is great. You make some beautiful crafty creations x

karen said...

great way to use that faith card up.Haven't I seen that photo before?
I seem to be the only person I know not ill.Its my unhealthy diet and lack of vitamins.I bet I turn out to be a medical break through.

Christine said...

I found you thru Practical Scrappers and wow I am glad I did. I love your work! Can't wait to look thru more!!!

Sian said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather :( (Tho I have to admit I always enjoy an excuse for a lemsip. I like the taste.) And I hope you are feeling much much better today x

Beverly said...

Great job on the layout and I LOVE the card! Hope you are over this cold quickly :)

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