Is there anything better than a Friday at home
when it is cold and rainy,
and you don't have to clean,
and there are new scrap supplies on your desk,
and your life has a sense of Purpose?
Throw some candy into the mix, and plans for dinner with Mom and Dad at Mijo's and it's positively incandescent.
Kiera Knightly used that word at the American ending of Pride and Prejudice, and it didn't sit very well with me. "Incandescently happy." It was almost as if the screenwriters thought they were being true to Jane Austen, but all they knew about her was that she used big adjectives. Which she does, of course, but she didn't sit down to write a book thinking, "Perhaps I shall invest in a collection of descriptive modifiers that will enhance my readers' linguistic capabilites, but shall in addition tell a narrative epic of the marital desires and common tribulations of young womanhood."
OK, so I can't say that I KNOW she didn't sit down thinking that, but I get a sense that our Janey was thinking story, not words.
Yeah, it's a rabbit trail. Add that to the list of good things about Fridays. The wandering imagination. So I'm gonna stick with incandescent, and if those screenwriters ever make a movie about this blog they can use that word. I will permit it.
I told Emma she didn't have to have "room time" if she cleaned her room. She trotted off quite happily- obviously thinking that she had gotten a great bargain. She's been in there for over an hour. Her room is now clean. She is delighted with the fact that she doesn't have to stay in her room for "room time." She is on the computer now, and very pleased with herself. I love being a grown up.
Bill has updated his blog, for all of you who enjoyed perusing the GUSB.
Bo also has updated his blog, and this time he did the thinking AND the typing himself! This wee entry made me giggle and sob a little at the same time. It's written just as he speaks.
There is a cyber crop this weekend! Stop by and play! There will be prizes! I made this layout for one of the challenges I'm hosting, so all you gttlc-ers, you get a head start. The challenge will be to scrap something of your daily life. Just don't post the layout before I post the challenge, and all will be well.
And WHY oh WHY did no one tell me about this line of paper? It is just right.
It's by We R Memory Keepers. Yes. I should say so.
Onward into a gloriously cold, wet, uneventful weekend! The last one of it's kind for a while. We are gonna be BUSY around here!!!!