Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Balancing Act

Todays card has got to be one of my favourite christmas stamps. Every time I see this image it just rings a smile to my face. This adorable image is from the Stampendous stamp range that features original House Mouse designs. I think that this little mouse is called Mizzy.I stamped the image using a memento inkpad and coloured with my copics. The backing paper is from my christmas stashand I used peeloffs for decoration. This stamp and many other Stampendous stamps are available from Julie at JB-Crafting Supplies. She has just had a new load of stamps arrive and they are gorgeous..I have to admit that the new ones featuring cats have somehow jumped into my All I can say is that it just had to be done. Watch this space..they will be appearing on this blog soon.

Well today was the day for social services to come and it began really badly. I had received a letter telling me that they would be here at 1 p.m. and that 2 people would be coming. Well at 1.30 no one had been so I phoned to find out what was going on. I was told that 1 wasn't coming and that the other would be here at 2 as expected. I said that on my letter that it was supposed to be 1 and I was told that I must have got it wrong. Well I hadn't, which I proved when the other lady arrived. The lady that didn't come apparently knew on Monday that she wouldn't be coming but didn't have the consideration to let me know. But now to the main thing..I got a wow for what I had had done.She said that she couldn't believe it...the kitchen is now wheelchair friendly..and I have to say that I've done it all without their help. It seems to me that if I was on benefits I could have had it done by them but because I'm self hope. I have to say that now my kitchen looks nothing like it's nearly finished painting..just the 2 awkward places that my friend is going to help with and then it'll be time to finally unpack. The sink now has a door underneath and has been I've just got to white gloss it..keeping the cats out of the I'm so excited now to being at the stage where I can unpack. I have a new worktop for all my machines..microwave, slowcooker, breadmaker and kenwood. They've been in crates for so long that they will all need a good clean but I'm so looking forward to it. Oh and I have to say that I now have tiles behind my worktop and a tiled splashback behind my cooker. I've had white tiles behind the sink because I'm going to paint the sink unit white. But behind the worktop and cooker, they are black and look amazing with the magnolia and raspberry paint. One thought that I 've had is to spray paint the fridge with black board paint to turn it into a huge message area. I've seen it done and have to say that it looks amazing..I will have to look into it.

I'm also thinking about painting the bedroom but that won't be until next year now..the weather is so wet..I don't fancy living with wet paint for any longer this year..but I do have plans. And if I can face the thought I may very well decorate the parlour as well next year..I'm hoping to be able to afford 2 new windows so it would make sense to do it at the same time. I don't know what I'm becoming but it involves a lot of

Well the coffee is calling..I need a treat after worrying about their visit..thank God that it's all over and from what she said she won't be back for quite a it means that I can have a bit of peace and plod on at my own speed. So until tomorrow (bring on the, take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Brilliant news Genny glad the visit went well and a pat on the back for doing it all yourself xxx