Ah, Monday: it's really quite nice to see you. I have a list of things I'd like to do this week and I'm hoping you are going to help me to get started.
We had a free wheeling kind of a weekend.
Sometimes I approach Saturday with a cunning plan (sshh..don't tell the others..): a hope that if I plant the seed of an idea in a few heads here, we'll end up on an interesting trip and I'll have plenty that's new, for a Monday report. But there are weeks when the seeds are hard to come by.
This was one of those weeks, when I'm still waiting for the papers to arrive on Saturday morning in the hope of spotting an inspiring something. I took my knitting outside. I flicked through instagram; and - surprise! - I discovered two new things straight away.
One: it was Worldwide Knit In Public Day (why had this one escaped my radar? maybe next year we could do a web-wide knit together?)
Two: the monthly craft fair we often enjoy had been brought forward a day. So I took a quick instagram picture of my outside knitting, which isn't exactly "in public" but was the most I was going to try for at such short notice, and we headed off to the fair. I always like browsing the stalls; but they were much the same as always, so we strolled to the bookshop (I bought a book but I'm supposed to be saving it for my holidays. Because I already have a stack by the bed) and then started for home, passing a brace of Stormtroopers on the way. Lookin' good, guys. Wait! What! Stormtroopers? My radar had failed again! If I'd known about the Role Playing Conference in town this weekend, just think, I could have been mingling with the Marios. Maybe.
So, Sunday came round. We did Dad Stuff, what with it being Fathers Day an' all: found him a nice lunch, let him stick stickers in his Very Important Football Sticker Album; and in the evening we set out on our traditional exam "Drivetime". This is a Sunday night chance to wind down after studying all day, to get some fresh air, see some green fields. We had had a quiet weekend. But somebody, somewhere, we discovered had had a more riotous time of it. By the side of the road we found this:
A bar room brawl in the middle of nowhere? A herd of music hating cows just arrived in town? Some of the keys still played, which was strange and a little sad. It must have a story, don't you think? A good one, with an adventure. But for now, it's my "thing I've never done before" for this week. I've never watched someone play part of a piano, in a field, late one Sunday night. So that's a memo, then.
How about you? Anything you learned that you didn't know before? Anything you did for the first time? Maybe it's time to make a memo. Because it's Monday.
Last week Eileen, Mary-Lou, Ladkyis Fiona, Helena, Ruth, Deb, Maggie, Susanne and Mitra made a few notes. Go on, give 'em a wave! Go wish them a good week! And if you are joining in here (and you are very welcome), please stop by and say hello, then I'll know to add you to the list of memo makers for next time. Have a good one!