Friday, 19 October 2012

Oh dear, I don't look as young as I feel!

This week I had a shock.   The 'very young' man at the drycleaners counter asked me how many grandchildren I had.   What!!  Me??  I managed to stutter "none" all the while thinking that I was far too young to be thought to have grandchildren.   I swear his polite comment doubled the number of grey hairs instantly.
But young or old this has been a tiring week and I am grateful we have a long weekend.   Monday is Labour Day when we remember with gratitude our forefathers who fought for a forty hour working week.   Ironic really as I'm contracted for forty two and a half hours in my current job!

So with a nod and a wink to Gretchen Rubin I am happy for the following:
A: Monday is a holiday and as rain is forecast I will not need to wash my car!
B: Downton Abbey Season 3 has begun on the TV and Matthew and Mary are married!
C: I completed part 6 of A Confetti of Hardanger and although this wasn't a new filling stitch for me I confess to a high level of satisfaction with my wrapped bars.
D: The outer case for a small Wessex Stitchery Needlebook is almost completed.  I need to do a few scattered needlewoven flowers on top of the green 'Margaret' stitch.
E: Several hundred more crosses were put into "Shelley's Jewellery Box" without me having a total meltdown.   The front panel is done and maybe by Christmas I will have the back finished???
F: The postman was very kind to me and brought not one but two packages.
Amy sent me some root beer (new taste to me) candy which I am enjoying; this cute little Moon Box; some 40 count linen; silk thread and a chart for a Pansy Box.   Thankyou Amy.
Kazumi knows what I like and she sent me this.    No, it's not a book but a box and I like boxes almost as much as I like books.   Inside were two scarves/shawls and some Japanese food treats.   Thankyou Kazumi.
G: The HD3QEM and I enjoyed and highly recommend this audiobook.
So I finish this week happy but enlightened - I may feel young but I don't look it??

4 comments:

  1. We are so alike! When my friends started having grandchildren, I thought how can that be - I'm not yet old enough to be a parent, so how can they be grandparents?

    I read the Happiness Project blog every day and enjoy getting the daily quote emails.

    I don't know how you manage to work so many hours and still get so much stitching done. Maybe you don't sleep? It's all very beautiful, but I have to say I love the hardanger!

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  2. hello deary ,what a sweet post..i love your stitching project so much..
    sending you lots of love and hugs
    cucki xx

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  3. You made me smile Margaret with your story about being asked about grandchildren. I was asked the same question over a year ago and I'm still smarting. I know that I'm more than old enough to have some but it still made me think:-)
    I missed your last blog post as I couldn't access it - every time I tried it came up with the previous post for some reason. I love the pear, it is so bonnie.

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  4. Oh my I now what you are going through:):)
    Still we are just little girls in our hearts aren´t we?

    Love the hardanger project! So beautifully stitched.
    What adorable gift you recieved from Amy, aren´t our stitcher friends the best ever!
    Good Job on Judy´s Shelley Box project. I too have lots to stitch on my first panels, think I will not be finished for a long time yet.
    Thanks for a lovely post, take care,
    Anette

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