Oh, Monday I'm ready! You could almost say I've been waiting a lifetime for this week, in which we'll celebrate the 21st birthday of our first born. I was supposed to go into hospital on Valentine's Day in 1995; but I talked the midwife out of her plan - I thought he'd like it better that way, having a different birthday - so I held on and stayed home with my feet up.
Twenty one years later we had a restful day at home too. A nice dinner, some sock knitting, a jigsaw..
Oh yes, the jigsaw: that would bring me to what I did for the first time ever over the weekend. I signed up for Amazon Prime. I know: I'm probably the last person on the planet to put a tick in that box. But for this direct debit hating, monthly subscription avoiding, don't pay for it if you can't see it, kind of shopper? That's quite a step. Two things made me do it in the end: the thought of any book I chose landing in my lap the very next day; and the urgent - very urgent - need for a Valentine's Day gift with lightening speed. That would be the jigsaw.
So that would be me almost in the 21st Century, what with my upgraded phone and all. Little E facetimed last night and I told him all about my technological advances. I was even thinking, I said, of making a video with my phone and I'd been looking at clips and holders for said phone, so I'd be hands free (and the very next day, too, now, thanks to Prime). He nodded. Of course he knew what I meant. He's a six year old boy, way ahead of me. I'll show you, he said, with this phone and our holder. Which led, as his uncle pointed out, to quote of the weekend:
Have a good Monday! Last week:
" Just hold on Auntie Sian. I'm going to suction cup you to the wall..."
Becky, Melissa, Deb, Jane, Karen, Fiona, Mary Lou, Maggie, Karen, Susanne, Mitra, Barbara, Eileen, Rinda, Helena, KraftyKaren, Miriam and Cheri
shared their notes on what was new, what was done for the first time. Go on, check them out: I can practically guarantee you'll learn something you didn't know before!
Oh, and I did do one other thing this weekend. Now that instagram has made it so much easier to switch between accounts, I opened a new one for my knitting and crochet projects. It's an experiment, to see if it looks and feels better keeping the papercrafting more focussed. We'll see. I can always pull them together again. If you like socks, you can find me @sianknits