Monday again and I am getting ready for the week. I only have one class this week which means I have plenty of time to do stuff at home and get it all done (in theory).
Kate is an artist and a writer and just tells me to get in and do it, and she is so right, you shouldn’t put things off. I always enjoyed painting even though I am not very good, enjoying something is more important than being good at it, so I am dragging everything out and am going to do it all, in between gardening and chopping wood and making bread and baked beans (my latest favourite food to cook).
Amazing what you can do with the correct tools, we are gradually getting a nice collection. It is important to have tools, I have seen people who have a shed with virtually nothing in it and wouldn’t even be able to hammer a nail into anything. I think it is crazy, and I have a collection of tools which are just for the house. I have been thinking recently that I need a larger tool box as I currently only have a small tool box and a cardboard box with my stuff in it and I want one with wheels. I love the hardware store.
ON OTHER MATTERS
I have to stop reading other peoples blogs (not really) as they tend to write really good posts on food and stuff, which just makes me hungry. Blogs like Domesblissity and Taiwanxifu seem to have lots of pictures of yummy food all the time (I know, that is what people write about) and I can’t stop myself from reading them.
These are the things I love hearing about and of course now I want to do it too. Making canvas bags out of recycled material that had been used for another purpose. I love bags but not the sparkly ones but the ones I can use every day to drag my shopping home in, I have quite a few. In saying that however we still manage to have plastic bags in the house though I don’t get them, they still make it home one way or another, imagine how many I would have if I didn’t care about it. Imagine if I didn’t’ always take my canvas/reusable bags shopping and didn’t always refuse plastic, we would be inundated, even our number one and only son who is nearly 14 years old refuses plastic bags, and we still get some at home. Anyway, have a look at this article about how they are going to make canvas bags to give away after doing the largest hand painted canvas in the world.
Check out this article about this house that looks like a crop circle from the air, it is in Victoria Australia, made from local materials and I think it looks alright, they have pretty good views out their windows too.
In Pakistan, because of an energy crisis and the rising costs of electricity, they want to introduce an energy bill so that in homes and in industry they must use energy efficient appliances.