It was utter carnage people! Carnage!! I was all set to buy a nice cold bottle of coke, take the train into the city (a rare treat) and get far too many embroidery books from the huge main branch of the library. Easy peasy. Until Dave gets involved. Rather than buy one small bottle of coke it’s not much more expensive to buy two huge bottles and pour some into two little bottles so we can both have some. So he bought two big bottles, siphoned some into small bottles, put mine in the fridge and left for work. All is well. A little later I open the fridge door too fast, my bottle falls out of the fridge door onto the floor at just the right angle to puncture. Pssssshhhhhhhhttttt all over the kitchen floor. And the cupboards, dishwasher, drawers, into the pantry. Everywhere. And all over my clothes. Needless to say that I had to get a later train. I had to mop the whole kitchen, walls and all and do a load of laundry before I finally got out the door. And I had no money left for that bottle of coke I was craving. I don’t care if it’s bad for me, drinking ice cold coke on a sunny day is bliss.
Eventually I got to town, enjoyed a little sun:
And headed home to find this in my mailbox. Yay!!!
I got an email from readitforward.com ages ago. Didn’t know I subcribed but whatever! They had 3 free books you could choose from. I didn’t know if they would send to me but this one is a historical novel about a 17th century English embroideress captured by pirates. It really sounded amazing so I jumped all over it in the hope they would send to NZ. They did!! I actually started reading a library copy while I waited and I can’t wait to finish it. Highly recommended!! If you go to the site it looks like you can still get a free copy of your own too!
But just in case you’re thinking my day has picked up…don’t be fooled by a free book. My dim bulb of a cat climbed a fence, leapt into a tree after a bird and promptly realised he was stuck. My reward for getting him down:
And cat scratches burn like fire. Next time I get woken at 6.30am by a cat on my head and a thumping headache (possibly related) I am rolling over and going back to sleep!! Right now I have to go wipe down the kitchen counters and any sticky spots I missed. Joy.