23 January 2015

taking heart


There are times when the twenty first century gets the better of me: when I can't remember the password for this or that; when the internet connection fails repeatedly and the helpline suggests it's time to get a screwdriver out (what?!?); when the fridge you want from the dispiriting electrical store is on dispay but no longer stocked; when the kettle has given up the ghost and the the main oven has also slipped into a half life and a second mortgage. It's at this point that the shoulders slump invountarily, a vice grips the neck and a massive sigh rises from the depths of the soul. And shortly afterwards you come across an odd juxtaposition in the local yarn shop which just might be sending a message to take heart and count your blessings.

With many thanks for your generous and hearty suggestions for spicing up in general and best wishes for a warm and woolly weekend.

10 comments:

rusty duck said...

It's Friday. Grab yarn and glass of wine and put your feet up. It will all look better next week. Maybe.

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

I can't remember a password to save my life and my oven is in a very sorry state ...using the fish slice to hold up the top element when trying to cook the turkey at Xmas should've been a clue..so sympathy is readily sent...Consider yourself hugged ! and if wine and/or chocolate is available go for it!

VP said...

I had a rant with myself t'other day over how I'd had to sign up for yet another website with yet another password simply to support a friend in her quest to get a book published. I often don't sign up for things because of that. How much easier it is to go down the high street, pop into whatever shops take my fancy, have a good browse, have a conversation with a friend I haven't seen in ages that I've just bumped into and then buy a few things. It's given me much food for thought for the new year.

I'm glad the woolshop message gave you much comfort. Here's hoping your other household woes are sorted soon!

Sue @ Quilting the Green Star said...

Oh dear, sometimes life is just too much. We have a large colony of ladybirds who hibernate in a communial huddle in the corners of our window frames. They have been dormant for months but today they are all trotting about all over the frames and the curtains... Is this a sign of spring or maybe one of my inability to shoo them out into the cold? Anyway, ladybirds on the move and woolly hearts are sent to cheer us I suspect! Hope you have a better week this week.

Anonymous said...

Lovely to talk to you via e mail Colleen, I loved Amsterdam and have just bought The Minaturist and am looking forward to reading it soon. Thanks for reminding me about The Fitzwilliam, we used to live in Cambridge and visited the pottery hen and chicks regularly with the children. The pottery owl is my favourite too.
Hope you have a good week,
Sue

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

If the electric kettle expires or the digital television thingy goes on strike , I almost feel nostalgic about chopping logs for the fire ...
Perhaps a hot chocolate or two might be a good idea round about now .

Liz said...

Life's like that, I find. You think everything's chugging along quite nicely and then something else drops off or breaks down or doesn't function like it did yesterday. Hope you lost count when totting up your blessings.

colleen said...

Yes - we have had a few hot chocolates; and logs on the fire; and the camping kettle whistling; and very many blessings indeed including these cheering messages!

Annie Cholewa said...

Why do expensive things always break either side of Christmas, that's what I want to know. In December and January a kettle, a patio door runner, two wheel bearings on the car and a hound have all needed fixing here, at considerable expense.

Maybe we should start a hug exchange for the similarly afflicted ;o)

Gina said...

Technology is constantly getting the better of me! Thanks for some of the reading suggestions in your comment on my last post. I will definitely investigate.