Painting pots and patient cats.Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I decided that for each month of 2014 I'd do something nice, just for me and just because. I find that now I work for myself (it's been a year already) time often runs away and I find myself working almost all day, everyday. Obviously I'm not going to complain about this (I love working for myself) but some down time is necessary and if I don't plan it, it just doesn't seem to happen.
Last month I took some time out to go to the cinema and earlier this month I spent a very enjoyable morning in Woodbridge with my sister-in-law and nephew no.1. We went to Jars of Clay and, after cake and tea, each painted ourselves a little something.
Being the start of Frugal February I felt a little guilty at this non essential spending so I wanted to make something I'd use. I opted for a bowl that I could use as a food dish for my cats. It was nice to sit a chat while we painted (and the huge piece of chocolate cake I had was delicious), it's a very relaxing way to spend a morning.
Afterwards we visited a local garden centre and then Pets at Home to look at the rabbits and hamsters and such before going back to theirs for a cuppa and a bit of a sit down. Once at home I was back to work but the break was most welcome.
I returned a few days later to collect our creations and met a lovely new feline friend. Walking back to the car I spotted this chap waiting patiently outside the fish stall.
I smiled, secretly wanted to steal him and decided I had to go back to take his picture.
He popped over to say a quick 'hello' and then returned to his spot, announcing his return loudly.
His patience paid off. It made my day.
And my bowl turned out rather well. After a thorough inspection from Socks, it was deemed a success and everyone was happy.
I think this could be one of the best new year resolutions I've ever made! Have you managed to stick to your resolutions so far this year?