She is still not a well bean.
Curled up in a ball, all snug under her raggy blanket and ignoring the Baltic state of the weather outside.
I was tied to the house again today and did a great deal of research online whilst spread out on the settee. With the dog laying across my feet and a mug of tea to my side, it was a very cosy affair. My research had me finally discovering that Photoshop is far inferior to Illustrator and the fact that the commands are completely off tangent from each not to mention there is no such thing as history, simple layers, erasing and cropping (much like PS) I was being driven to the end of my tether. This called for drastic action. Like booking my sorry ass on a one day Illustrator course in Leeds on Friday (which, in my opinion costs more money than I can comfortably part with ). I have convinced myself it is an investment if product/web and logo design is the route to travel down and if that route is not feasible in the long run then at least i can make pretty images on my PC screen for kicks and giggles. Just because..............
Before the daylight diminished I took the dog out for his daily walk. Ive been dragging him around the 3 sisters park for about an hour every night for a while now but tonight I got walking with another dog owner who was just so fascinating. He is part of the the 3 sisters park association whose devotion to the upkeep and pleasure of the park is key. This place is my favourite place in the whole of the area of where I live. I take my photos there, I go and clear my head there and I walk Eddy there - its beautiful to say that it used to be 3 slag heaps a number of years ago. Im going to join the association in February so I can put something back into the park; Im really excited about that. Then as conversation between him and I twisted and turned, it came to light that he used to work with my sister in law and her husband and that weird "6 degrees of separation" came to fruition. The walk lasted almost 2 hours but felt like 20 minutes and when we got back, Eddy collapsed in the heat of the house and my pink cheeks (from the cold) burned, baby, burned!
Not sure if Belle la Belle will be back in school tomorrow as she is coughing like she smokes 60 a day and her nose is streaming with delicious snot every 3 seconds. Never mind, with the cosy-upness of our new lounge to enjoy and endless cups of tea, there is nowt else much to look forward to (except crimbo) is there?