Before we got to that, there was the subject of some shearing to be done.
It didn’t take all that long to reduce my overgrown locks to a mess pile on the painting room floor. I managed most of it myself, but had to rely on Scamp to do the tidying up at the back. I remember one of my colleagues at work saying that his grandfather stood in front of a mirror with scissors in one hand and a small mirror in the other and cut his own hair. His acceptance of this skill always bemused me. He said, “Of course he was a blacksmith, so he was used to it.” Used to what, I always asked myself. Are all hairdressers failed blacksmiths or are all blacksmiths failed hairdressers? Answers, as usual, on a postcard. Anyway after the hair had been cut to my and Scamp’s satisfaction and the hair hoovered up, I started today’s Sudoku feeling much lighter.
It was a bit of a dull day. Not really encouraging us to go out for our daily walk. In fact it wasn’t until late in the afternoon that I took the new macro lens for a walk in St Mo’s. I found yesterday’s orange ladybird hiding in a crevice in a tree and that made PoD. Walked to the shops and bought some stuff for tonight’s dinner which was a rehash of Tuesday’s chilli. Tonight’s was better, but not as hot as a chilli should be, despite the addition of more chilli paste.
Today’s prompt was “carrots”. Being a generous person, I gave them three carrots. Subjects for painting should always be in odd numbered batches. Don’t know why, but odd numbers of items are always more interesting than even numbered ones. I eventually moved away from the sketch book and painted on cheap Flying Tiger 300gsm watercolour block. I was happy with the 3 carrots.
Tomorrow is Friday and we’ve no plans. Hopefully not as dull a day as today.