Sunday, January 16, 2011

"He made the boxes because he was lonely. He didn’t have anyone to love, and he made the boxes so he could love them, and so people would know that he existed, and because birds are free and the boxes are hiding places for the birds so they will feel safe, and he wanted to be free and be safe. The boxes are for him so he can be a bird."

- Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife)

One of my favourite quotes at the moment. I feel like I really understand it right now.

I've been purposely keeing myself busy lately. This is for two reasons, I guess. Because when you have nothing to do, you tend to think a lot and thats not the best thing right now. Also, because I don't sleep anymore! It's rather annoying, so I try to tire myself out during the day. It's handy because I've accomplished lots of things. Yesterday I painted some drawers and a bookshelf that I've been meaning to do lately and I'm quite proud.

I have many crafty projects that I am planning on doing this week. And I'm absolutely delighted because I've made some exciting discoveries with all my pottering around. My mum was cleaning out a cupboard and found some of her old shoes which fit me! They are gorgeous- white and lacey, which is of course definitely my thing. I've also found some unloved lace doilies in our linen press and some lace curtain that aren't being used so I'm going to use them to make some things and do to some decorating! Will definitely share some photos when I'm finished.

Round one University offers come out tomorrow, and I'm getting rather nervous. Keep your fingers crossed for me!


  1. I love that quote--- goosebumps.

    Have fun with your crafts! I haven't been able to do anything too wonderful as of late (our house is for sale, so it must be spotless at all times..), so make something jazzy since I cannot!

    Best of luck with tomorrow... You are an amazing gal, and I haven't the slightest doubt that the world will turn your way.

  2. I love the time travelers wife. great movie = great quote!

    and I'm glad you're keeping yourself occupied. those crafty projects sound like a lot of fun!

    keep us posted about the offers!