Yes, you read that right... surely you know me well enough by now to expect some silliness when my sweetheart returns to work after a few days off.
At loose ends, bored to within an inch of my life; what better to do than play with kiwi fruit and the rocks in my head? Here's what I'm talking about...
Is it possible I've been watching too much Walking Dead?
I suspect our beady-eyed Mousekowitz thinks so; he's definitely puzzled by his metamorphosis from innocent fruit to mindless monster.
Fun fact about me: I am a tried and true stoner... no, not that kind of stoner! I mean, as in rocks.
I began collecting rocks as a young child, although certainly not the semi-precious kind. Back in the day, I gave the family endless hours of entertainment when Pop started tossing my rather, erm, extensive collection of rocks... I protested by exclaiming that my rocks had 'sentimental value'. That was a big mistake! For years I'd hear things like "better not take out the bin, it has sentimental value", and so on. Nope, it never got old. At all.
This is a small part of our current collection; fortunately the Great Scot likes collecting rocks almost as much as I do. From the top we have Bloodstone aka Heliotrope, moving to the right, the next stone is Sunstone, followed by (continuing to move to the right around the circle) lapis lazuli, yellow jasper, turquoise, blue lace agate, mahogany obsidian, a citrine 'point', obsidian, and moonstone. In the centre is a tourmalinated clear crystal - the black line in the middle of the stone is a 'needle' of black tourmaline. I've been thinking of using some of my many stones to make a representation of the solar system... just trying to figure out if I would prefer it in mobile, or mounted form.
Good thing: The shoulder is mostly good now, and I'll be putting up new curtains and a 'friendship ball'... what I've always heard called a witch ball... in shades of turquoise.
Question of the day: Are there hobbies you enjoyed as a child, which you still enjoy as an adult?
My answer: Well, I obviously still have rocks in my head, and I'm still passionate about reading - am currently reading Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee - so, yes, there are childhood pursuits which still enthrall me.