So often here I’ll wax lyrical about things in a very ’emotional landscape’ kind of way – all about how I felt or what I thought, or some kind of introspective analysis of me/my brain/the world/whatever. Not so this week. This week it’s all about ACTION.
TEN THINGS OF THINGS WOT HAPPENED*. Thankful things (thankfully).
IT HAPPENED: I took Niece and Neff to the beach. We had a glorious car-picnic (cos rain) then dressed up in our wet-weather togs and went to collect seashells for my Muricans. To do a shell-swap. Because that’s AWESOME! We did not find death at the beach this time. We found ropes to play ‘fishing’ with, lumps of wood to throw at the sea, and we found that after less than an hour it was cold enough to make (one of) us cry. I also found that there is a clear and definite genetic heritage present in Neff, which he’s gotten entirely from his Aunty – the child loves the ocean; specifically he loves to wear the ocean…in his clothes and in his boots. To the point where they needed tipping out in the car-park. I’m *so* proud 🙂
THIS, TOO, HAPPENED: A fabulously interesting hour-and-then-some long conversation with Husby about what constitutes a vegetable. Because it’s pretty impossible to define. Then we delineated into what constitutes a fruit (I stipulated that if it could be eaten with custard, then it was fruit – Husby countered with citrus and tomatoes (both fruit, neither of which you would want with custard)), and whether or not cashews are really seeds. The upshot (after making the checkout girl giggle at the store, and several searches on Google) is that the culinary world and the horticultural world have different definitions. So our original hypothesis (that it is impossible to define) was correct. YAY US!
HAPPENING x3.14: Thanksgiving – you had pie. I had no pie. I sent thankful messages and
enjoyed the relative peace and quiet online so I could get this post done in time for Friday felt a bit lonely and watched a lot of Youtube instead of doing the post. But I was VERY thankful on the day – thankful for friends, for family, for fun at boxing, for peas for dinner (yes really – LOVE peas!). On FRIDAY, though, I got to go OUT in the evening, with my netball crowd, to the pub for a Christmas meal and lotsandlots of WINE. So I’m writing this on Thursday cos I have to make sure I look semi-decent tomorrow night (and that could take some time!) and have NO idea how it’s going to go, or how drunk I’m going to be. But it’s set to be a complete hoot**.
THIS HAPPENED (and so fourth): On WEDNESDAY I took the day off to spend with my vloggy friend (formerly known as my cinema friend, ‘cept we don’t really go to the cinema so much these days) and much hilarity ensued. It. Was. AWESOME! I’ve been looking forward to this day and it did NOT disappoint.
HAPPENED IN BLUE:
HAPPENING IS SIXY: We goofed around all day and told jokes (I remembered the one which I’ve been trying to remember for the past THREE weeks, and it’s *awesome*: there’s nothing like nerd-rude, so here goes – “Yo momma’s so fat her patronus is a CAKE!”) and pretended to have a shenis, and we laughed and laughed and laughed.
HAPPENED IN HATS: So, one of the things which seems to have become a ‘thing’ is hats. I’ve always been a big fan, and lately I am discovering that the sillier the better (in many ways) but the most glorious thing is that it’s become a bit international, because Katia, Rebecca (and Girly K), and Sandy’s daughter have all joined in Instagram ‘hat off’s. So…I hatted. A lot.
HAPPENED IN THE POST: Now that Niece and Neff (okayyyy and me, because BEACH!) are all into shells, we’re starting a shell-swap, and this week a gorgeous package of Californian shells arrived from the ever-fabulous Princess Rosebud. Not only did I get (probably the most beautiful yet) shells, but I got some little headphone jewellery clips (called Steezys), necklaces to share with Niece and Neff, a very glittery card and a handful of diamonds (which is what you get when you have post sent to you from an Actual, In Fact princess…
HAPPENED COS SISTERWIVES: Thankful for my group/tribe/village/whatever – it’s an awesome project which is all heart, and aims to make the world a better place, one blog post at a time, in the knowledge that together we’re stronger. We played a fun game, and to link in, I ended up writing a little poem about how much they have impacted my online world.
HAPPENED ON VLOG: OH YES IT DID! If you have 15 minutes to spare, then spend them watching this. It’s full of me being a TOTAL DORK. With an English accent. You’re gonna love it.
*Or, at any rate, things which will have happened by the time the weekend hits.
**If, at any point, you receive an incoherent or badly-spelled message of utter ridiculous from me, then I apologise right now, in advance, for having drunk-messaged you.