..and I'm back. I'm Thinking Out Loud again, because there hasn't been much scrapbooking round here in the last week and because you seem to enjoy a thought or two. This makes me smile - "I've been thinking.." is a famous phrase in our family. When used by Granny especially. She usually follows it with something like "it would only take you an hour or so to clear out the garage." Or, when we were younger, "I've been thinking - I could make you some beach shorts out of the old bathroom curtains..". Nothing quite so alarming here today! Here we go..
- My 365+1 photos are taking an enforced break while my phone sorts itself out. I hope they'll be back next week.
- Last Monday I spent quite a bit of the day at a funeral. But before I set out I had time to catch up on the Storytelling Sunday stories which had been posted on Sunday night. I loved them all and they helped me through a difficult day. Ginger's story of a Grandpa's love (and a hamster) really reached out to me that day. So, never believe your stories aren't worth the telling. They'll touch someone. Believe me.
- My newest book is The Memoir Project by Marion Roach Smith, which I read in a couple of evenings and heartily recommend. Some of it I'd already worked out for myself, but maybe that's why I liked it.
- My blogging thought for today: how do you follow your favourite blogs? Do you read through a Reader? Do you like to sign up and actually become a follower? How many blogs can you follow and still remain sane? I'll admit to being intrigued by bloggers who display a followers gadget but don't follow many blogs themselves, how about you?
- and a blogging bit-of-fun. Jennifer's Scrapbooking Soiree -what a great name for a link party! I love this idea
- The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day. I missed it. Gutted. Is there anything more cheering than a big plate of doughnuts?
- and finally, the laundry related thought for today (because there always seems to be one) - if you pull the clothes out of the machine and your first thought is - where's the Febreze?, there's something wrong, isn't there?