In the shopping cart: a Mason Bee house. We bought this at Costco from their third shipment of the houses. Each time they sell out in a matter of hours, which is a good thing because it means people get that we need to pay attention to & take care of our bees & other wildlife. Mason bees are pollinators & non stinging bees, so we can put close to the patio's flower garden to observe without the worry of being stung. One of the many ladies we had working at the clinic kept honey bees & she had two hives. I learnt a lot about honey bees from her.
I also got myself a couple of new die cut sets. Cannot wait to create with them.
Reading: Just finished "Need to Know" by Karen Cleveland. I did not like & I would not recommend. In this day & age I cannot believe that a female author would make her female character so ... well I'll say no more for fear of giving things away. It is going to be made into a movie & stars Charlize Theron.
Just started the book "Bellman & Black" by Diane Setterfield who is the author of my obsessive book, "The Thirteenth Tale". So far I am liking the characters in "Bellman & Black". It is no Thirteenth Tale.
Watching: "Pope" on CNN's history network. Very interesting & violent history of the Pope. At one time there was three Popes all at the same time. This is not the HBO series The Pope staring Jude Law.
The F1 season started with the Australian race on the 25th. I am rooting for the Canadian driver, Lance Stroll, although he's not a contender for the championship. The cars all have the new required halo on, which gives the cars a really different look from previous years. Thankfully our coverage still comes from Sky Sports, (UK) because I like Martin Brundle's comments & point of view on the race & F1 in general.
Contemplating: At our church, the board is developing a mentor-ship program as the majority of our congregation is aging, so they are looking to ensure that other (younger) members are versed in the protocols & procedures of the church. I have been asked if I would consider learning to become part of the alter guild. UMM, I do like flowers ...
Gifts: Both are of the "I'm sorry ..." category. The first gift was from Mr Man apologizing for being a grumpy bear for a few days. He's developed really bad sinus problems which tie back to the eye problems & injections; understandably it makes him grumpy. He gave me a lovely pot of blush pink mini roses, which I can put on the patio when the weather finally warms up, provided I can keep the fur girls away from the roses!
|I just want to smell them ... said no cat ever!|
The second "I'm sorry ..." is from my Stampin Up card instructor, we had made arrangements for me to pick up an order at her house, I drove there & oops she forgot to leave out for me. I know mornings can be hectic for everyone & as I said to her, it's only crafting stuff not medicine or the like, so do not fret. She felt really bad, so rather than her having to drop off to me, I drove there the next morning & in the bag along with my order was a little extra something - colour enamel shapes. It was very kind of her. Now to use without it looking like I sneezed enamel shapes all over the page or card.
Working For The Man: Today I will be representing my boss at a township business meeting for the independent business owners in our township/village. There is a small possibility of being able to apply for a grant to update the business frontage as the township wants to attract more business. Several of the businesses in our little village could really stand for some sprucing up. When boss man asked if I'd be interested, I said sure there's a free lunch included, he laughed & said have a good time. You just never know the contacts you'll make at such a meeting ...