After a shitty court case last week, I needed to chill out this weekend and collect my thoughts ready for another week on Jury Service. I am on standby again tomorrow and am beginning to wonder if the selection is as random as they say. Whilst any crime which makes the Crown Court cannot be “nice”, some crimes are undoubtedly less emotionally demanding than alleged child sex abuse so here’s looking forward to a good fraud.
My way of chilling this weekend involved making and doing things whilst watching the sport and crime drama repeats on Alibi TV. I needed to make some cards for upcoming birthdays, and I decided that the front bedroom desperately needs decorating. As hubby is not really the “decorating” type, it falls on me to get started. I love decorating as it’s really only scrapbooking on a larger scale and I know all about hanging wallpaper, priming and painting, filling and sanding, so I am in my element. Sadly however I ran out of filler, I couldn’t take the manky cupboard doors off their hinges and the electric sander is required to remove the plaster bumps left by the builder we employed three (yes 3) years ago. Whilst I love decorating, I have a fear of electric tools; drills, sanders, paint removers are “men’s work” so I need to speak nicely to hubby if I am to progress.
When I was waiting for paint/filler to dry, I did make some cards for my twin niece and nephew who are 25 soon; a ” New Home” card for my neighbour Jenny who is moving in 2 weeks time 😦 and a Father’s Day card for my ex-husband, Will’s dad. We will miss Jenny, her dogs and chickens. She has been a lovely neighbour for six years and we are very sad to see her go. Hubby did try and sabotage the move but was thwarted in the end and she has her wish to move closer to amenities. (We have no shop, no garage, no nothing, so it has limited appeal unless you have a car or don’t mind living in a commercial wilderness).
So, all in all, a relaxing weekend was had by all and here are some of the fruits of my labours;
I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with the court cases, though bless you for serving your duty. I don’t care for working with the tools either, but it’s a matter of not having had practice with them, and not wanting to practice on something I might ruin. The cards are adorable!
Thanks Judy- back in court today and am hoping that I won’t be needed and can come home early! 😀 The joys with decorating these days are that if you make a mistake, there’s always a product to help you cover it up! Also, if you balls-up, it wasn’t meant to be and you come up with something much better 😀 (Does that sound convincing enough?)