The wonderful Leigh Kramer does a monthly ‘what I’m into’ post, and I thought that was a fab idea! So I’m linking up with her, and do take a while to look round her blog– she’s one of the nicest people in the blogosphere.
This month I have a lot to talk about, so I’m going to save the blog links part of ‘what I’m into’ for later in the week – look out for it then.
did the same idea, better, a decade ago.
On the TV
I did my research, and turned to YouTube for help (I am SO not someone who can do this without a tutorial). This video for bendy rollers and this one and this one for conical rollers were really helpful. I bought some Wahl Spirolls heated conical rollers and voila! This is the result:
You can get Wahl Spirolls here and recreate my look (ha! It’s hilarious to write that last sentence!):
Wahl Spirolls Heated rollers
Look at me, recommending hair products! It’s like I’m a proper girl, and everything!
In my ears (CDs)
Did I happen to mention I’m all about Nashville this month? I own almost zero country music, so I figured I may as well go with the classics. I’m not regretting it. (If you’re a country music connoisseur, what else should be in my collection?)
On the Twitter/Facebook – 1000 gifts
I’ve begun counting three good things every day. I meant to start it at the beginning of the year, but I didn’t get round to it till now. I’m doing it late, but I’m doing it anyway. I’m almost annoyed to admit to it, but Ann Voskamp is right, it does help, naming those things I can thank God for, nailing them down and making them concrete. Do check out her blog or buy her book: One Thousand Gifts
In the house
Beatrix Potter has been featuring large in my boy’s literary influences this month. I have mainly been the sandy-whiskered gentleman (a fox), and he has been Jemima Puddleduck, making nests with cushions and duvets. Then we migrated onto Timmy Tiptoes, and I played both Goody Tiptoes, his loyal squirrel wife, and also Chippy Hackee, his chipmunk drinking partner. (Beatrix Potter doesn’t specify drinking partner, exactly, but they do crack open a large quantity of nuts so that Timmy is in no physical state to come home, and they sing what sounds to be a very drunken song. Exchange the word ‘nuts’ for beers’ and ‘trapped in a tree’ to ‘drunk in a pub’ and it all starts sounding very contemporary.)
I had a birthday, and notched up another year of age. That’s an achievement, right?
Oh – and I received my first paycheque for writing! Eek! (I’m saying ‘first’ like there may one day be a ‘second’ – this is a statement of hopefulness…) I have a short article appearing in Scripture Union’s Closer to God in January, all things being well. It was an exciting moment, reading the receipt on my ipad.
Over to you:
What were you into last month?
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