Tuesday, July 14, 2009


If it was I wouldn't be worried about the next birthday.

I sat down today to string and knot some pearls. I didn't know where to start.
This is bad. To totally forget something which I could do in my sleep. I really couldn't remember the knack to tying the knot and getting it snug to the pearl.

The swearing was disgraceful. If it's still on the 'big sin' list then I'm heading for the other place.

So how did I forget something so basic. I mean it's not that long ago that I could sit all afternoon and throw a couple of necklaces together to match the new dresses. I am in the habit of putting everything in plastic bags for each project and dating them. Three years, three lots of 12 months since I bought these burgundy pearls and crystals. I could have sworn (did) it was only yesterday.

Never mind the sand in an hour glass, I've got a month glass that's throwing days.


Lad Litter said...

Buck up, old chum. Oops, that was awkward. I mean, chins up. Shit, sorry. I'm no help at all am I?

I'd like to give some wise advice but the best I can think of is that what was once easy is now hard but one can still do it and it's still worthwhile.

Andrew said...

Ingest one decent sized measure of Bombay Sapphire, only one mind. Sit for ten minutes and pick up pearls and it will all come back.

Bwca Brownie said...

wot Hot Andrew said.

and don't be casting those poils before anybody with swinefever

Armagnac Esq. said...

Brownsl, no jokes about the iSWINE. Pearls of wisdom only here. Until the words pearl necklace start getting picked up on google...

And I'm backing Andrew too! I'm mid 30s and have forgotten lots of intricate skills. By drinking healthy amounts I have a feasible reason and that makes me feel much better!

River said...

I'm sure you haven't really forgotten, it's just that your fingers are sadly out of practice.

Bwca Brownie said...

Pavlovs Still Life is reading Crikey so we don't have to, and she reports:
"In today's Crikey newsletter, Peter Craven reports on the new Harry Potter movie:

... it’s so episodic that it actually has the material for a huge mini-series where the snogging and quidditch alternate with the armies marching by night, the deatheaters speeding like a vision of hell through Britain’s low sky.
A huge mini-series where snogging and quidditch alternate with the armies marching by night, eh? Fantasy schmantasy, sounds like real life to me."

hope it was all good today

Jayne said...

Indulge in fav chocolates, gin and whatever male you have handy, J ;)
Mightn't improve your memory but who'd care about a necklace after ravishing a tasty morsel? :P

Middle Child said...

Ah well as someone who is about your age...I realised the other day I had forgotten how to do simple knitting...then i remembered I hated it anyway...

JahTeh said...

You're talking about sex, aren't you LL? I remember vaguely what that is but I don't think mine works any more.

Andrew, one decent sized measure of Bombay and nothing ever comes back.

Bwca, anyone sneezing near me could get belted with a wet kleenex.

Armagnac, as a gentile well brought up mature age lady, I shouldn't know what you're on about but unfortunately I do, eewwww!
Have another drink.

River, my mind is out of practice and since I'm dsylexic with instructions I can't look them up.

Bwca, I'm not posting until I've seen it again, once is not enough.

Thank you Jayne, cheesecake with berries it was.

Therese, I can't knit, can't read a pattern and always sit on one of the needles. I'll join the 'I hate knitting' Club with you.

Lad Litter said...

Sex? Actually no but on re-reading the comment it's practcally a single-entendre.

Ampersand Duck said...

If you remembered, or when you remember, can you share? It's something I want to be able to do, and all my past attempts have been pretty crappy!

Ann oDyne said...

use tweezers to move the loose knot up to the pearl before tightening it