Monday, February 01, 2016

first things first


The first of February.

Which means it is officially the first month of my thirties, doesn't time fly! Bringing with it the first annual leave of the year, as The Husband has something planned, and I am itching to find out what. Not long to go now.

The first day of a new week, I love it when the first of the month is also a Monday, it feels very well organised somehow!

Not a first, but actually rather more than that, as this is my 250th blog post. I feel like I should do something more auspicious, but random ramblings has been my style for the last 249, so I shan't buck the trend now.

The first go at painting with acrylics at art class, hence the slightly imposing picture of a man with a gun at the top of the page. Not at all in keeping with the normal fare on this blog, or my mood in general, sinister as he is, but he turned out reasonably well. We built up the colour putting the black on last, and it was funny to see how it all suddenly came together at the end to turn into something that looked vaguely recognisable, after an hour of painting random shapes.

The first day in a while where I went into work early. I've been going in later and finishing later these past few weeks, partly because I haven't been sleeping well and I needed a bit longer in bed in the mornings. Last night felt like my first night of restful sleep in a while, and it was much nicer getting up and out today and finishing when it was still light.

The first haircut with the new hairdresser tomorrow. I've diligently done my homework and printed out some pictures of hair I do like, and she also asked me to bring some pictures of styles I don't like, which hopefully bodes well, as long as we don't mix the pictures up.

The first night of yet another storm, at least I think it is a new one, it is proving a little difficult to keep track, they are rather relentless. We have been lucky not to be particularly badly affected where we live, but the constant road closures and flooding for those in other areas must be so devastating and disruptive. It seems that every night we go to bed to the sound of blustering winds, and wake up to the same. I hope you are all safe and dry, and not being too badly impacted by the weather, and here's hoping the first few days of calmer, kinder weather come soon.

8 comments:

  1. Great firsts - that painting is brilliant! :)

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    1. thank you, and thanks for visiting! x

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  2. Hope that all goes well with the hairdresser. I am very impressed with your painting!!! I thought that it was a print of a painting by a professional artist! Truly!! You did really really well!! xx

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    1. it was great fun to try a new technique! thanks Amy x

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  3. What a really nice list of firsts. Hope your new hairdresser was a success! I moved abroad in September and have not plucked up the courage to find a new hairdresser! What a wimp :D

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    1. thanks Em, and thanks for visiting again. It was a definite success glad I made the move! x

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