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So – what’s on my workdesk this Wednesday? As you can see – not a lot!
As often happens on a Wednesday, I am between projects, so my desk is bare. Well, not bare – I’ve always got loads of clutter on it, but bare of projects. Dare I admit it, that water jar is STILL there! I think the level is going down by evaporation after 3 weeks. I wonder how long I can keep it there?
You may remember what a complete tip my ARTHaven was last week, being full of all my office stuff while the new shelves in my office were being reinforced with extra supports. I took advantage of having to take most of the stuff out, to put a different rug down, as the tiny one that was there wasn’t much good for stopping my office chair scooting all over the place on the laminate floor. Having cleared some junk out of the corner, I find I can now use my big comfy chair in there after all, which makes a lot more room in the far corner of my ARTHaven where it was taking up space. I’ve just got enough room to swivel on it!
Here’s my office now. I really like the look of the red rug which goes with all my red office accessories.
For those of you who expressed an interest, I have at last finished the bereavement card I was working on, and it’s been sent off. Here’s a couple of pictures.
For full details, please see my previous post.
Since there isn’t much of interest on my desk this week, I thought I’d go all foody again and show you what I cooked for our meal last night. It is a courgette gratin and I got the recipe off Pinterest. Here it is ready to go into the oven.
And here it is just out of the oven – I have taken a scoop out for Mum for tonight. At 93 she has a very small appetite and I can usually spare a bit without noticing it too much!
I’ve made this before, and tonight’s was a bit wetter than it should be – I think I cooked the courgettes for too long before making up the gratin. It was delicious, though! I substitute plain yoghurt for the cream as it’s a healthier option now I’m on a diet.
Talking of which, I have hit a plateau with my weight loss, but I am not too demoralised because having visited the 5-2 Fast Diet website it appears that it is very common to stop losing weight after a while, but with perseverance, as one’s body adjusts, one starts to lose weight again eventually. I am very encouraged, though, because I have lost 1 st 1 lb (15 lbs for our Transatlantic cousins!) since I started towards the end of June.
One other bit of news – my hubby and I heard back from our local community college today, that we have both been accepted for our evening classes starting later this month. He is doing “improvers’ watercolour painting” and I’m doing feltmaking! I only hope I am up to it, because they say it’s fairly strenuous… I shall give it my best shot anyway, and let you know how I get on. I’ve registered for 2 five-week courses, one this autumn, and the other after Christmas. I’ve also just been given a huge quantity of lavender by our opposite neighbour who was cutting back her lavender hedge, and as it was starting to drop everywhere, I’ve stripped off all the flowers (mammoth job) and am planning to make some essential oil and maybe some natural cosmetic products which will be nice for presents.
Have a lovely creative week, everyone, and happy WOYWW.