The Saga of Buster's Bed Continues
Poor Buster, this time he lost his bed to both of the cats!
Now the only combination we haven't had is Buster and both cats, but I think that's a bit unlikely!
I received my X a couple of days ago from Lolo. It's quite brilliant, a treasure map made especially for me and 'X marks the spot'.
Lolo made this out of parchment. That naughty raven has hopped across the island and found the treasure before me, proclaiming it's 'mine'!! The jewels sparkle in the light. On the left is written 'Gina's Treasure Map'. Isn't it just fabulous?
Now I just have the 'Z' to come and I know this is from Laure and have seen it posted on our blog 'ABC/ATCs Around the World'. It's one of Laure's beautifully decorated letters and that will complete my set of Artist Trading Cards A - Z.
I was given a hanging ATC holder by a long time friend of mine, Nikki. We used to work in the bank together. It has been hanging in the kitchen and I've gradually added all the letters. It was a fantastic gift, Nikki, perfect for this project.
Anthony the carpenter was supposed to come today and carry on with door surrounds and skirting boards, but he didn't turn up. Maybe tomorrow!!
Apart from the odd peep of sunshine, it has mostly been rather cold, wet and windy! Yesterday (Wednesday), Jim went shopping and bought some paint for the rooms. Now I'm really excited!
I saw him off and stayed out on our lane and cleared some of the grass from the road and filled in some of the pot holes. It does look a bit better. I managed about an hour before the rain came down again and I had to retreat inside. I wasn't wearing any gloves and my hands are a mess now, with thorns in them and broken nails.
Today I cleaned some of the windows in the extension. That was a job and a half as they have some mastic, plaster and all sorts of things stuck to them. They do look much better though.
Jim's Volunteer Work
Jim has volunteered to help 'older people' learn to use computers. His first day was today and he was helping a lady who has had a computer for a while but it's never been set up! Some of the help required is pretty basic, like using the mouse (I remember falling off the mat several times when I first used one)!! His regular class will be on Monday mornings in Ennis, a town not that far away from us.
I have just been making and altering some ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) for those of you who didn't win the 'Raggy Bag' in my Prize Draw held to celebrate 2 years blogging for me. They will all be posted in the next few days.
Christmas is fast approaching and I have done absolutely nothing towards it so far. ~sighs~
Happy Thursday Everyone, oh, it's nearly Friday!