Friday, December 12, 2014

Being A Lady of Leisure

I've been on holidays for 12 days and have spent it doing pretty much whatever I wanted, which so far has involved a fair amount of sweet stuff all. Usually I'm trying to pack 30 hours of stuff into a 24 hour day so being able to move at a snails pace if I choose has been seriously refreshing. This being (temporarily) unemployed thing is working out pretty well.

The first thing I did was go on holidays for a week. And drink cocktails with Little Miss Sunshine. In Queensland. That's really far away from where I live. 


Dessert and cocktails in one glass is very special (or a sign of alcoholism..or laziness - I'm not sure which) so this one gets its own photo. Citron vodka and a pine-lime ice cream combo. I highly recommend it. 

I had high hopes that LMS would have given up on the idea of trying to get me to eat vegetables and salads and my first meal was very heartening in this regard ....yes..chocolate is a meal. And there's fruit in there so this is actually healthy. 


However it was all downhill from there . I was force fed REAL healthy food. Every time this occured I had a (not so) subtle whinge about how my body was going into shock from lack of Maccas...




And eventually I turned my captors over to the dark side. 


Stockholm syndrome in reverse. Those psychology classes really paid off...

I had the amazing pleasure of meeting one of my long time blog friends, Michelle from Rag-Tag Stitchin' for brunch and she is about ten times as awesome in person as she is in emails and on her blog. This was one of my favourite parts of the week because it was just so much fun. 



See that gingerbread house? That's living at my house now. Hand made by Michelle herself. Look at those little gingerbread man buttons! That pattern is for quilt labels and is one of Michelle's too. And the hanging plaque was made by one of Michelle's super talented friends. I was thrilled and blown away by this little parcel of goodies. Thankyou Michelle. 


We went to the farmers market on Sunday at o'dark o'clock - seriously who leaves the house at this time of the morning for FUN? Freaking crazy people - that's who. 


And since I was still half asleep I can't recall much of what we saw but I'd woken sufficiently by the time we got round to these so I took a picture...


Queensland is an awesome place - or it would be if not for the sucky humidity which made my hair look like this for my entire stay ...


So once I got home I decided the time was right for a bit of a change. I've left the purple behind and gone for something more grown up. 

  
And finally - Drumroll please ....a couple of you suggested that my big exciting news might be that I was pregnant. Come on people - I'm 48 - that's not very likely and if I was I certainly wouldn't be celebrating it. So without further ado or stuffing around,  the second thing I've done since being on holidays was to buy my dream car, which screams mid life crisis but I don't care. I was too busy being a sensible sole parent when I should have been buying one of these and now I don't have to be sensible anymore.  




That is all -  you can go back to doing what you were doing now. I'm going for a drive....


26 comments:

Jackie said...

It seems you had a lovely holiday...even though they force fed you "healthy" food.

Love the hair colour looks wonderful with your colouring.

Love the car as well. You go girl!!!

God bless.

SoozeM said...

OMG I am so coming over for a ride!! BTW love the hair!

Marie said...

wow, what a week! get in that car and drive ...

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

OMGosh...you are having way too much fun.

Michelle Ridgway said...

LOL! You do crack me up. You should be thankful you got out of town before this weeks humidity killed us all. Brisvegas is full of rung out dishrags wandering around pretending to be human beings eerkk! It was so wonderful to meet you too my dear! I just knew you would be a fun date. LOL!Love your new set of wheels...oohh eee! Lookout!

Kate said...

Looks like lots of fun was had by all, even if there were a few veggies involved.

Congrats on the car! It's a beauty. You'll have to watch out for the coppers though so you don't get a ticket.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I knew you and LMS would try out some awesome cocktails!! How fun to meet a blogger friend in real life. Your new haircut is brilliant!! Stylish yet fun. And that car, gosh, you won't know yourself.

Jennifer said...

Oh, I dunno......some of that healthy food looks pretty good to me! Nice cocktails, though. Now that's your kind of gingerbread house, yes? No, your car doesn't scream "mid life crisis" to me - on the other hand, if it was red it might -

Susan said...

Have you considered retirement as a profession? You're doing very well so far. Love your mid life crisis.

Tanya Page said...

Love the new car and the new "do". Life is short so do what makes you happy. And keep on blogging..you kill me lol

AnnieO said...

Pretty grand holidays! Sorry about the veggies, but worth it overall, eh?
Love the new do and dream car. Big news for sure!

Terri said...

I saw the hair picture, and then you apparently showed a picture of your daughter... she looks amazingly like you. Oh, it is you! It's a good look for you.

Vroom!
Hugs

Sooli said...

Well I don't know but that healthy veggie stuff looked pretty tasty to me! Loving the new look to go with the new car. I'll keep my eyes open for the hot chick in the blue convertible around town!

Elizabeth said...

So glad you're having an enjoyable holiday. Your new car is fantastic! Congratulations and I hope that it is every bit as fantastic as you dreamed it would be!

xo -E

crazyquilter said...

Glad you are having a great holiday break.

Love the new hair do!

Are you finding it easier to manage than longer hair?

You may find time for quilting amidst every thing else, yet.

Lorraine said...

You still keep pretty busy even when you are doing pretty much stuff all! Nice to see the lovely food shots ....tempered with some serious alcohol intake....love the new hair - very grown up.....and the new car is cute too- very Thelma and Louise .....road trip??

Katy Cameron said...

Really far away my arse, if you'd been really trying, you'd have been over here drinking with me! Still, glad that LMS was able to counteract some of the booze with good food ;o)

The new look is awesome, and you know you're the right age for a mid-life crisis now, right?

Dianne Neale said...

I don't know which is better - the new hair or the new car!

the running hare said...

Wow, what a fun looking holiday, despite the veggies. I love your new haircut and the car looks fab!

P. said...

I love your new 'do! Looks like a good time was/is being had by all. What a cute little convertible to feel the wind in your new hair!

thea said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time with Little Miss Sunshine. And even if the food was healthy, it looks delicious.

Your new car is beautiful!

Love the new look.

Kirsten's Cooking said...

Keep enjoying every second of your holiday!!!!

Sue SA said...

Hey I like your new hair do! Ummm but I am just green about your new car! Yep definately love the car, especially the colour! Please do NOT take the sick pets to the vet in that though....use DH car!

Anonymous said...

Let's see - change employer, change colour & hairstyle, is Mr.P worried about the next major change in your life? :-)
Anne M

Cindy said...

Holy crap! I'm gone for a few months and you get a new job...new hair...new car....way to work it girlfriend!! Glad to read so many happy things are going on!!! xoxoxo

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Love your life makeover!!! FUN FUN FUN!! You should make that new hair do picture your profile pic as ya look great!