Friday, 31 December 2010

Three Fat Ladies...

...oooohoooohoooo, I have been waiting patiently for this one to arrive... three fat ladies... no not me reflected in a trio of mirrors (although that would be about right ROFL) No, indeedily and thrice, it is... post #888 in the random musings and occasional bursts of clarity that is indeed, Ink On My Fingers. I have managed to blog almost every day during 2010 - no mean feat when you consider that I am a shy and retiring type at heart and never really have a lot to say LOL Anyways... today is the last day of 2010... I have, all in all, had a goodly year. It started off with the usual resolutions to finish stuff before I start anything else, to eat less "nice" food and more rabbit food (nothing will ever persuade me that lettuce is as nice as a big fat cream bun) I was going to become more organised, and yes, I did achieve that... I know the exact date and time too... it was on April 20th at about 10am when I suddenly realised that those men who were taking all my stash out of the house and putting it into a gigantic, nay, ginormous pantechnicon, were infact, taking all my orderly packed and catalogued boxes of ink and rubber all the way up the M1 to the new Room of Stash. Actually, I have fibbed a weensy bit there because in fact, I had neglected to catalogue the box with the Xmas stash in it... remember mid October's lamentations of lack of Christmas stash and the ensuing moaning that issued forth until I indeedily found said festive goodies. Anyway, I digressed, as usual... as is my want (actually, what does that mean??? As is my want? What is that all about I wonder!)




So, apart from about a week when I didn't blog because the Room of Stash was in need of unpacking and the odd day when I haven't had anything new to blog, I think I have done rather well. I could say that I didn't actually keep to my resolution about the blogging daily but... aren't those old resolutions just there to be broken, after all??? I had thought about making some new ones, especially for 2011 - you know, some sort of realistic ones that are attainable, yet not too difficult to achieve should ones cravings demand being fed a caramel donut and a Vanilla Slice in the same week? Nay, in the same day! Oh ok, in the same hour!!! Where was I? Ah yes, resolutions. So, I am going to have a few - starting with this laptop here I am tapping away on. I am going to back it up once a fortnight - Grim bought me a fabby little whizzy device that is pink and made of rubber (NO! not what you are thinking ROFL) I am talking about an external hard-drive - actually, I think I shall shut up now as that just sounds even worse!! **how on earth I can be talking about a piece of computerly equipment and make it sound like I am talking about a little doodah from Ann Summers I will never know!!!**



Off I went at a tangent again... ah, resolution #2 - close to all women's hearts at the bong of Big Ben is the usual... must lose weight. Actually, I really do want to and I expect that you will all shout and tell me off when you see me smuggling in a sausage roll and a packet of Wotsits. *did you know, it is a little known fact but... you know that TV presenter who does the lottery show where you have to be in it to win it??? Well, apparently... rumour has it... he eats twenty packets of cheesy Wotsits a day and to get his lovely tan, he simply rubs his fingertips over his face... so they say anyways*




Finally, I shall make a definite resolution that I am going to blog every single day in 2011! Even if Grim wins the lottery and whisks me off to the Bahama's for a month and then takes me pony trekking in Katmandu, even if he insists on flying me first class to New York and giving me a limitless credit card for stashly spending... I will still blog daily! Speaking of Lottery wins... let me tell you about my good fortune yesterday! There I was, standing in the queue for the till in the local Co-op and my eye catches a Scratchcard - I never win a bean on these things but yesterday, I decided to gamble my £1 and asked the girl for a #3 card. Well, unbeknownst to me, she had got the wrong one and had given me a #2 one. It wasn't til I was back in Ferdy did I realise that I had a £2 card instead of a £1 card. I have to admit, I huffed a bit as I had "wasted" another quid. Well, I got home and decided to do the scratching straight away, using one of the Quarters that Ellen left behind to do the deed. Well, this here card has three games on it, the first one, you had a get a diamond symbol to win - whoohooo, I got a diamond on the last bit I scratched and won... £10! Then the next game you have to find a gold bullion bar to win... and.. guess what??? I got a gold bullion bar and won a fiver!! So, game #3 is there and I am nearly weeing myself that I have won twice and I just scratched at the card knowing that I wasn't going to win three times on one card. WRONG! There it was! Match three numbers to win... and I won another fiver! So, all in all, my huffing at wasting a quid actually paid up - bless the girly in the Co-op, when I go to cash it in, I shall say a BIG thank you to her.



I can't actually believe that I started typing this nearly an hour ago and so far, in my "round up" of 2010, I am still in April!!! It has been a big year for me and Grim, what with moving house and settling into a new area - we love love love it here btw. It's been a milestone year for me... turning 40! I love being 40 - it means that I don't have to be quite so serious about "life" and I have certainly learned to try and take each day as it comes and remember to have a laugh - well if I am going to have wrinkles, I may as well make them laughter lines instead of grumpy old frown lines LOL It has been wonderful to have sooo many lovely compliments and comments left for me here and I have made some lovely new friends along the way. Thank you all for indulging me and accepting that I do have a tendancy to waffle on... and if you have stuck this post right thru til now, bless ya... you deserve a medal ROFL Did you notice the pics amongst all this waffle??? I finally finished my 12 Tags of Christmas... hurrah and thrice and huzzah for the Duke of Distress and his amazingly wonderful inspirations... I have LOVED doing the 12 Tags again this year and next year, I promise I will get them done on the actual day, rather than a hundred years later ROFL Anyways... all that is left for me to say is... THANK YOU for reading my waffling and looking at my art and... HAPPY NEW YEAR and may 2011 bring all your wishes and dreams true. TTFN!

Hels x

20 comments:

ellen said...

You didn't tell me it was MY quarter that scratched off the winning ticket! HA! It wasn't the silly lady at the check out who deserves the credit... it was my quarter! ROFL! It has been a *FAB* year - keep on blogging, cuz that's what brought us together. Here's to 2011 and all the new adventures it will bring - hey maybe you'll have a U.S. adventure - (*wink wink*). Big Hugs... Els xxx

Val said...

Hello lovely lady - Happy New Year to you and Grim. Looking forward to seeing you again at SA.

Hugs
Valxx

Lynn Stevens said...

hahahaha, Well Hels you always leave me laughing, I guess thats where my laugh lines come from! I so enjoyed reading your post. I always do. Its been quite a year. Thank you for all your kind words and cards and everything you do!

Awesome tags, glad you got them done and Congrats on that winning ticket. I never win on those things.
Have a Great New Year.
hugs Lynn

Cheryl said...

gorgoues tags,hun have loved reading your posts,always make me laugh,and I thank you for that,
just wishing you and your family a happy new year,and to thank you for all your support love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Daniele said...

thats put a smile on my face reading your blog, although my tea has gone cold now....anyway have a lovely and happy new year and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your amazing projects in 2011
hugs

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Joanne said...

The day just isn't right any more without a good laugh provided by Hels Sheriden, so I for one, will be keeping you to your NY resolution of blogging every day. Thank you for your amazing art in 2010 and roll on 2011 for more.
Warm, cuddly wishes.
Joanne xx

Kate said...

Now don't let all those winnings go to your head!

Happy New Year Hels.

** Kate **

Helen said...

Good luck with your resolutions! Especially blogging every day.... not one I will be trying to make! That damned day job gets in the way too much for me.
Happy New Year to you and Grim (and Alfie of course) Thanks for keeping us entertained with your ramblings - I notice you didn't try and claim you'll keep your blog every day short and to the point... now that would be hard for you!
Much love for 2011, Helen.

Netty said...

So glad Hels that your New Years resolution is not to be so shy and retiring..........lol Your blog is always such a joy to read and to see your wonderful creations my friend. Happy New Year and wishing you a Healthy one as well. Hugs Annette x

crafty creations said...

Brilliant posting lol

Fabulous tags


Happy and Healthy New Year x Hilda

Fliss said...

Tee hee, this made me smile loads which I have to say your posts always do so thanks so much for that and here's to many more in 2011.
Gorgeous tags too and looking forward to more of your artwork next year (can't believe it's tomorrow!!! where did the year go?)
Wishing a very Happy New Year to you and Grim and not forgetting Alfie.
Fliss xx

whyducks said...

What a year you have had Hels. May next year be all that you want it to be and even more wonderful that you hope for x

SusanK said...

Happy New Year, Hels! Have certainly enjoyed our 'visits' this year and look forward to more of them in 2011!

Piddawinkle said...

love your wafflings, always amusing xx happy new year

Linda Cain said...

You're always a treat! Have a great New Year! Glad we met through the wonderful world of the internet!!!!!

Your Friend in ART,

Linda

julie m said...

happy new year!!!!!!!!!

Lori said...

It's been a wonderful, arty, year friend! Here's to an even better 2011! Oh, wait, it already is 2011 over there! lol!

Anonymous said...

aww..u are such a lovely person! and I vow to read your blog every day in 2011, how's that? Happy Happy New Year to you and Grim...u just make the world a brighter place woman! xo cher from ATT

and your tags are great! but..all your work is hon

Minxy said...

Wishing you, grim and alfie all te best for 2011 xx

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