My sisters are great gift givers. That is a definite talent that I did not inherit. Then, on top of that, I am a bit THRIFTY…an issue when it comes to giving gifts.
More than price though, they recognize things that I would like and get them for me. I generally have little clue what others want and tend to give what I want. A definite problem that I want to overcome.
For Christmas, my older sister gave me a sumptuous sheet set. I had been using the same two inexpensive (read, cheap) sheet sets for several years…they had just started to fray and I was considering a purchase. Then, came a set of sheets that I could not have imagined! Sigh. How does she do it?
Then, today, from my other sister…I received a Kindle! I have been looking at the basic Kindle for months. One of my daughters has one, her husband has one, and my other daughter has a Nook. I love reading. I love technology. What kept me from getting it.
Uh. Thrift. Budget. Basic cheapness.
I tried to feel guilty after opening the box and seeing the Kindle. But I could not stop dancing about in joy! Sigh. How does she do it?
I have already downloaded two books. Okay, I admit it. I downloaded two free books. Sorry. It is hard to reform. But, I can tell…it is going to be habit forming. Another step toward absolute hermitage!
Today, I had art class. I worked a bit on the background.
Get ready. This is not so good.
I began the process of putting a cutting board image under my vegetables. At this point the vegetables are hanging in front of the image and need more significant shadows to ground them. Also, I am not pleased about the angle of the cutting board at this point.
I am learning. We will see if it works out.