Good morning, everyone. It's gloomy and wet but I have no idea if it's cold or not as I haven't been outside yet. We had plenty of rain yesterday afternoon; the morning sun didn't last very long.
As everyone knows, it being hard to miss, it is St Valentine's Day. To be honest, it doesn't mean an awful lot but I will be theming my meals a very little bit (heart shaped pasta from the SW raffle, anyone???) and using my molto cheapo (Wilko) heart shaped china when possible.
More significantly, I think, we are half way through February today. Did even a month pass so quickly? I can't believe how speedily time is passing at the moment. A couple of blinks and it will be March and Spring will be just around the corner! Is anyone else finding that time is flying this month?
The weather yesterday was not conducive to going out so I didn't; I stayed at home and did homey things. I'm feeling a counted cross stitch phase coming on so I dug out my folder and found the owl Christmas project I did over a year ago . . .
. . . which I searched for before Christmas and couldn't find, much to my dismay.
Anyway, I was working on another - a different style with a shop window, a sledge and a bike in the snow. So I've dug that out and yesterday I finished the actual cross stitchery and started the outlining which is going to take absolutely ages!
There's another project in the folder, a stack of vintage teacups, but I'm not starting that until I've finished the current one. Then I'm taking that, and the owls, down to my newly discovered picture framing place and next Christmas I can hang them on the wall using the removable hooks that don't mark the wall at all.
I looked in the washing basket but there wasn't really enough to warrant doing a load of either whites or coloureds so that can wait for a few days.
And I sorted out a few internetty-finance things. I'm glad to get them done.
Today is also half term! As I said, how???
So I'm off to my student's at half eight. It suits all of us to get it done early morning so the rest of the day is free. When I've done that, I will come home and do Monday home stuff. For a start, my kitchen knives need a sharpen and my bed linen needs changing so then I will have a load of washing to get on with.
Later on, it's circuits at Lindsey's and then I will chill, I think, and get on with the back stitching. I have Throw Down to catch up with too.
So that's my day. Nothing very exciting but not dull either. How about you - do you have some nice plans, either for St Valentine's Day or just because it is Monday?
Stay safe, warm, dry and happy. xx