Hello my name is Cindy and I'm addicted to........Pinterest. I love this concept - I have always been a clipper of magazine pictures and stories. In fact I have boxes of stuff I've cut out - it takes up a lot of room and I really must sort it all out. The modern alternative is Pinterest - and I am truly addicted. I love it - but I'm spending so much time Pinning I'm not Doing. This week I am going to set myself a goal of actually making something I've seen on Pinterest! I'm not sure what yet but I'll let you know.....meanwhile you can find me here
So Sunday has rolled around again - I don't know where the year is going. Daylight Saving started for us today so I am expecting that the coming week will be a bit difficult while we try to adjust to the new time. I'm certainly not going to complain about the extra hours of daylight at the end of the day though :)
My list this week is "Seven things I like about Spring"
Daffodils - I know I chose them last week but they are still one of my favourite things about this time of year.
Bird song in the morning - I like being woken by the birdsong outside rather than my alarm clock
New mown grass - time to get the lawn mower out again (actually it is well over time....now where did I put it??), I love the smell of newly mown grass
Christmas is only 3 months away now
Fresh local veges - local produce is making an appearance at the super-market. We can say goodbye to the imported fruit and veg - it just doesn't taste the same
Getting out in the garden again - I planted my planters with pansies (blue and white, my favourite flower combo) and also put some tomato plants in the garden
Animals - when I drive to work now there are fields full of new lambs, calves, foals and alpaca. Love them!
Just found this blog and had to share - Button Floozies. Here I was thinking I was alone in my secret love of buttons - how happy I am to find others to share my addiction with. If you can put up your hand and say "I'm not ashamed to admit I love butons" then go and have a look. They have an autumn swap which looks like fun - I've joined, can't wait!
Officially they are my son's pets but really they are mine. When they first came to live, they would climb up me for a cuddle when I got home from work - very painful I must confess but gave me warm fuzzies at the same time. And I am the person who makes sure they have food and water and cleans out their litter tray!
They have grown - a lot! They are playful and highly amusing as well as being naughty. Mogwai has recently perfected climbing the curtains and getting on top of the book shelves - this in turn activates our burglar alarm if we are not at home....the alarm company has had to call three times this month to report "an activation". As I work 30 minutes from home this is becoming a bit of a problem! We wouldn't be with out them though.
When they first arrived they headed straight under the couch - somehow they got inside the lining of the couch and it became like a hammock for them. This is where they slept at night and would run to if they were scared. Now Godfrey has got too big he has to squeeze under the couch - he has taken to putting his head under and hoping no one can see him! Bless :)
They don't fit in theirs bed any more either - they used to be able to cuddle up together and still had room to spare. Look at them now
Now they have found another safe haven - on top of the pantry. The
basket used to be Mogwai's favourite place but macho Godfrey has taken
over so now she likes to perch on the books. I think that they are under the impression that because they are higher than the rest of us, they are in control..*shhh* don't tell them, but sometimes I think they might be!
I recently finished a small canvas I had been making. I have a small piece of wall in my kitchen where some kiwiana hangs. A picture of three pukekos which I bought; my jandal clock - also bought; my wooden pukeko, which I made; and my map of New Zealand.
The outline is made from seed beads, the two heart shaped buttons mark my two favourite places
Pukeko - my favourite bird. I love its colouring and it is so amusing to watch
Kiwiana corner - didn't realise those bananas were so manky looking
Spring has made it's appearance in the southern hemisphere at last. After the awful start to this year it is pleasing to feel change in the air. I've been thinking of how I can spring clean my little piece of the blogosphere and I have a few changes in mind.
My first is Seven on Sunday - some random musings from the week gone by....
1. Daffodils! No need to say more, they are everywhere and always put a smile on my face :)
Image via Google
2. Clean sheets - one of my favourite indulgences, clean cotton sheets (must be white!) on the bed after
drying in the sun all day. Bliss!
3. Pinterest - I'm a little bit addicted......too much pinning and not enough doing. If you're new to
Pinterest come visit me . Be prepared to stay awhile though!
4. Kittens - we have two, they are gorgeous and I love them to bits....but oh boy do they wake up early
now that the days are getting longer. These are photos from the first night we had them. New photos
5. It's 97 days until Christmas day - thats only just over 3 months. Where has this year gone Better
get my mojo spring cleaned so that I can get started on Christmas cards and presents
6. Rugby World Cup - you'd have to be living in a cave to avoid it in New Zealand right now. Loving it!
7. Our boys, our team - this year they will bring home the Cup!