There are two reasons for the quiet time, firstly I am back to my studies and spend most mornings swotting away.
And secondly I've hurt my arm. I'm not sure how, but it is rather inconvenient. Holding my knitting needles, sorting puzzle pieces, holding and using my roller cutter, typing on the laptop or the desk top at work, even brushing my teeth all hurt.
So I've been trying to rest it as well as getting my chiropractor to work on it.
There has been a little retail therapy, nothing terribly exciting, but I found some bargains.
On the NZ puzzle exchange I found a local lady was thinning out her stash and scored four 1000 piece puzzles for only $20 NZ.
A little taste of the UK.
This African Animal one is what drew my eye, what a lovely design.
The lovely blue sea of the Aegean sea.
And I couldn't resist these lovely hot air balloons over the Opera house.
And Tony spotted and purchased another puzzle for me...
He knows I like a challenge!
I was excited to see that my Christmas/Easter cactus was preparing to flower.
This little plant was a cutting from one at work.
It's done rather well and it is good to see flowers on it.
Finally, just so you know my life is not all about jigsaws and studies, I called in to the Sallie's store on my trip home from grocery shopping today, the first time in months.
There wasn't a huge selection of fabrics available,
but I dug about in a plastic bin and found a bundle or two.
This beige piece is a brand new fat quarter.
And last but not least, this oddly shaped yellow piece.
All for four dollars.
I'll tidy them up and pop them away, for use one day.
I'm looking forward to zooming with Chooky on the weekend, even though I have to work.
I'll join in until it is time to go. Then I'll join in again when I get home, she has promised a marathon session and I'm sure someone will still be chatting.
I had better make sure I have plenty of Lucy pieces prepped, or be ready to sit and prep, while we chat.