Friday, 13 December 2013

A Kick Back Friday

Friday was a strange day.  I was in a strange mood.  I don't know where this week went but today I felt like doing something a little bit indulgent.  I spent most of the morning walking the dog and then cycling on a semi flat tyre to the doctors for a routine blood test, so by the time I got back, half the day had disappeared. 

I made myself some lunch and then thought about starting to tidy up the living room so that I could get some decorations up, but I took one look at all the dust and decided not to bother.  I just wasn't in the right frame of mind and I need OH to move and hang a couple of things for me before I give it a good going over, so I left it.

Whilst in the living room I spotted my hand stitched quilt still waiting for me to sew the remaining few nine block squares onto it.  It lured me onto the sofa where I spent the afternoon getting reacquainted with it whilst watching 3 recorded back to back episodes of Nashville.  Such indulgence without even spending any money.  Sweet.

Here's a live track taken from the series sung by one of the actors at the Grand Ole Opry in the US.

I do love this US series.  The music is fab.  I've missed quite a lot of episodes as I only got into it when we were on the flight to Las Vegas this summer and  I watched a couple of episodes, but luckily the plot didn't seem to have moved on that much so I was able to get back into it quite easily.  I do love a bit of country music too which is an added incentive to watch it.  This admission probably makes me sound a bit strange, but I don't care.  Anyway a blissful afternoon was had.  Just what I needed.  And the quilt is coming along nicely.  I might even go so far as to try and finish it before Christmas!  No reveal just yet but as soon as it's done I'll post some pictures. 

Does anyone else ever feel like just kicking back and doing something totally selfish every now and again?


  1. It's not selfish, it's recharging batteries !

  2. Yes, that's a good way to look at it. Thank you. Sometimes it's just got to be done, especially with the madness that is the week before Christmas.