Sunday 18 December 2011

Led astray

"I'll tell you what, you go and visit your mum and while you're gone I'll cook dinner, hoover, unload the dishwasher and generally tidy up the house."
You'd think after 31 years of marriage he would know better than to believe such houseworky comments.  I busied myself in the kitchen while he de-iced the car, brought the vacuum cleaner into the lounge while he thawed out frozen fingers and hunted for his gloves.  But once I had waved him off and seen his car drive off into the distance I rushed upstairs and turned on the computer.  While waiting for it to fire up,
I wrapped a few presents
Unwrapped a few chocolates
Got excited about the snow
and then checked out Sian's blog.  It never ceases to amaze me how she manages to find such quirky, interesting websites on the internet.  I imagine that while she sits 'High in the Sky', she has chefs cooking magnificent dinners in her kitchen, little gnomes landscaping her garden, housework fairies doing her dusting and ironing elfs doing the worst housework job in the world.  While this hive of activity is going on, Sian is sitting serenely in her craft room, creating masterpieces and browsing the internet while Johnny Depp feeds her peeled grapes. How else would she find time to pass on the fab websites she finds?  A blog post or two down I came across the link for Tagxedo.  Next thing I know is that it's half past 11, the roast pork is still a raw joint of meat in the fridge, the oven isn't even switched on and don't even think about vegetable preparation.  But I have created this
which is the words to Santa Claus is coming to town in the shape of a Christmas tree.
She's such a bad influence ;-)


scrappyjacky said...

I know just what you mean about Sian....I've saved Tagxedo to go back to....think I might try and borrow Johnny Depp from her'd a bit mean not to share.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Haha, oh, Debs, you've done it again. This post is just so dang cute. I laughed out loud picturing Sian lounging back in her high-up-studio with Johnny Depp feeding her peeled grapes. Hahaha...that was awesome. I haven't tried Tagxedo yet, but I'm going to succumb to peer pressure and give it a try!

Sian said...

Oh, very funny! Now, the ironing fairies did help out a little this week I'll admit to that. But the rest? Ah, if only..but a girl can dream..

Maria Ontiveros said...

I agree - that Sian is a little bit of a mischievous elf! The tagxedo post caught my eye, too.

Anonymous said...

If there is any Johnny Depp peeled grape action going on I would like to be in on it. Perhaps we could have a pass the Depp like Sian has pass the book?

Amy said...

Karen! What a marvellous idea!

Sandie said...

I so know where you are coming from! I had a go of creating a Tagxedo christmas tree too, but didn't have time to do anything with it as yet. And it would only print some of the words I used, so I need to play more. Love the image you conjoured up of Sian. Wouldn't that be blissful!!

Alison said...

So we think THAT'S where JD has been lurking? I have saved Tagxedo to go back to in the New Year
Alison xx