OK - so it might be the 31st August but heck - summer is here.
I sat in the garden for a few hours today reading and enjoying being warm. It is the first time I have sat int he garden since the beginning of July. unheard of. Shows what a bad summer it has been.
Then we went for a lovely walk across the heath which was beautiful.
Last night we went to Alice's 21st birthday meal. Alice is Jakki's daughter and she is a beautiful girl, inside and out. She is very very special and we were thrilled that she invited us to join her family to celebrate her big day. She isn't quite 21 yet - but this is the first in what I hope are a whole series of celebrations for her. I took lots of photos for her (and have put them all on a disc) but it is not my place to share them as they are not mine, but i think it is Ok to share these few. She looks so beautiful - and so does her Mom, Jakki.
I am catching up on my walks pages and am almost up to date. I will be up to date by tomorrow I hope so i have everything clear for my LSNED which i am really looking forward to. Here is the double page on the Isle of Wight.
Someone asked about my LSNED preparation for my digital album. Here is what i have done so far.
I have created a file ont he computer with a template the right size, 30 dates I have made ready to drop each one into its own page, a master for my little step, weight, food block each day and have also put into the folder all the digi papers and elements I think i may want to use. That way I only have to go to the one folder each day. Time is going to be of the essence for me as I will be back at work.
I know I said i wasn't going to stick to a colour theme, but as it happens I am. It just sort of happened. I am sticking with creams and beiges and black and white like the cover.
I have also made my opening page - my declaration of intent page.
My quote for today is
Today I am thankful for
- People like Jakki and Alice in my life
and finally - a great e mail i received.
Think about it.
This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].
It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car.
At other times this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble,
line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP !
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary.. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP . When the sun comes out
we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the
earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on & on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now ........my time is UP !
Oh....one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning … get up … & the last thing you do at night? Go on U P !
Did that one crack you UP?
Don't screw UP. Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book..or not...it's UP to you.
I'll shut UP