Got up early so that I could finish a purse that wasn't on my PhD (Projects half-done) list, but I saw it in a book last night and had to have it. I crocheted last night whilst watching Casualty and then got up this morning to line it and make the flowers. Do you like it? I am so in love with crochet!
I then met a gorgeous couple who had come to buy a travel cot I was selling (£10 profit in the pot). Their beautiful baby girl is 7 weeks old and has outgrown her Moses basket ..... she weighed in at 11lbs 8oz and she is scrumptious. Mum and baby doing really well. I gave her a little book/teether that I had bought as a gift. I had been thinking for a while about the "Pay it forwards" idea. Have you heard of this? I'll tell you more in a bit...
Went for a walk with Mr Thrifty and Zena down by the river; sunny but very cold, and good to get out and shake away the cobwebs. Popped in to Morrisons to peruse bargains. Finished baby hat (PhD #2) and then cooked supper which we ate early because we didn't do lunch today.
Now, for my first ever
SUNDAY NIGHT CHIT CHAT
linking up to Carla at http://halfdozendaily.typepad.com/my-half-dozen-daily/
What am I ......
Bill Bryson "At Home" - fascinating book but taking me some time to get through (probably because I keep crafting!)
Pay it Forward
Young Trevor McKinney, troubled by his mother's alcoholism and fears of his abusive but absent father, is caught up by an intriguing assignment from his new social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. The assignment: think of something to change the world and put it into action. Trevor conjures the notion of paying a favor not back, but forward--repaying good deeds not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three new people. Trevor's efforts to make good on his idea bring a revolution not only in the lives of himself, his mother and his physically and emotionally scarred teacher, but in those of an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to him. I found this film utterly inspiring and have watched it 3 times now. When I met this young couple today just felt the urge to do something nice for them and they were thrilled with the little book. Isn't it gorgeous?
If you need more inspiration go and take a look at this blog http://www.lilblueboo.com/?s=pay+it+forward Ashley chronicles her battles with cancer and is still full of joy. In this entry she talks about a Pay if Forward day. I found a website that talks of a Pay it Forward day on 26th April. Think of the joy we could spread.................. Wow!
Here's what I listen to a lot of the time .... it is beautiful:
Excuses for Travellers
Shepherd's Pie (quorn version) with Spring greens and carrots
Looking forward to?
Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice
On BBC1 tonight. I adore programmes like this; anything to do with nature and wildlife.
Thankful for today?
I have enough to eat, somewhere to call home, work, health, family and friends. I am truly blessed.