I gave my last phone the heave ho when it started playing up, the SO gave me his old one but it was far too complicated and at the time I did not really need one.
While I was playing with the laptop I found that I had an IG account from when it first started.
Hmm I thought.
I may be as clued up as he is.
So after a little look on the net I downloaded it to the laptop. RATS,
you can only add posts via a mobile.
I rather like the IG stories, they are short and sweet, do not take ages to type and I do follow a few peeps.
The upshot is that I will have a phone again, the wonderful Francesca has one that she will bring next week, as she is a bit of a geek when it comes to gadgets she will help me to get it set up.
I may be a bit nervous as it probably cost a bomb (in my view, but she gets a new one every year from work and this will be last years).
If I suddenly go awol over Easter you will know that I am lying down in a darkened room with a damp flannel on my forehead.
The SO says that I will be able to take and put videos on here. HA. he may well be able, me I am not so sure. I will try though, I like the little clips that Ilona, Life after Money blog, puts on her blog at times.
I have rabbited on about very little so far.
That is because I have been busy. I had another look through the yarn today, yes already. Let me brag and say that a big box was filled to the brim with yarn, patterns and magazines ready to go off to my sister.
By 7:00am this morning.
I am just waiting to see if she wants my collection of straight needles, then the box will be sealed, labelled and sent off.
My aims are.
A, by the end of this week all my yarn will be in my under sofa storage.
B, the fabric stash will be tidied properly.
C, my fabric that I want to make into a dress and a skirt wil be washed and pressed ready to cut out.
D, one bit of fabric storage will be emptied and removed from the sewing room.
That is a tall order I know, but it has to be done. I am feeling more and more overwhelmed by all the "stuff" that I have. The fabric is all good quality and is all earmarked for projects.
BUT, having it looking at me when ever I am in the room makes me anxious to use it up. That would be fine if all that I did was sew, I knit and crochet and like to be in the garden.
I have the dogs to walk and would not give that up for an extra day in the week, never mind all the tea in China.
I can not be doing with pressure from any source, I had enough of that when I was in paid employment.
btw, I try not to say "when I was working" as I have not stopped. It is just that I am self employed now as a home maker. The pay is nill but the pleasure factor is off the scale, I do include all my crafting as home making because I can.
My head is still bursting at the seams with ideas and by clearing away all the distractions I hope to make space, both physical and mental, to actually try some of these ideas out.
A few are very practical and some are just candy floss. For instance I was watching an old movie a few days ago, while crocheting some grannies, and saw a bedroom that had a lot of white lace. The bed head was framed with it and there was more used around the room. My sewing room has a bright red blackout blind but the drapes are white lace and I love it.
It is not practical but there WILL be lace round my bed, and there may well be lace at the windows with a blind, just not red.
Now that I have waffled on so long I have to go, Herbie is ready for another walk. Ben has had his one walk for the morning and has grabbed his favourite spot on the sofa and is snoring gently.
The second load of washing is whirling round and the first needs pegging out.
Till tomorrow, all being well.
PS we did not have a roast yesterday, we just were not hungry enough so it is roast tonight.