I am partial to a Doris Day film, and to her singing as well. She's one of those people I always wonder about: has she died or is she still alive?? As of right now, she's either ninety, or ninety-two, and still going. When I searched the internet for The Pyjama Game film I couldn't find it at first, that would be because Americans spell it pAjama. We spell it as pYjama. I have a few pieces of material that I bought to sew skirts, but now I sew dresses. I really loved the green rose print and so I decided to make some pyjama shorts.
This is a free pattern from Melly Sews. You have to sign up for a newsletter, but there are quite a few free patterns so I don't mind. I am not any size included in the pattern, so I had to add quite a few centimetres and next time I will also add some length so that the waist elastic sits a little more at my (so-called) waist. This is the first thing I sewed with my new machine and it was such a delight to use. Sewing heaven!!
That's just about all that has been happening at our house. I finished the Ender Dragon costume and didn't take a single photo. Then on Monday and Tuesday I had a bit of a migraine. The Labradors and I slept all day on Monday after our walk and all I ate was a few of The Labradors' seaweed rice crackers. Tuesday I felt a little dull and so we slept all day again. It is very lucky that Peri and Gilly don't mind sleeping.
Rafa's dad and mum are back from their overseas trip, and Rafa from his dog hotel too. All the dogs met up at the dam and Sandy's mum came too. Can you guess which two dogs just love to have their photos taken?? If there was an idog-phone, they would be taking selfies all the time!!
Peri, Rafa and Gilly
Sandy, Gilly and Peri
Gilly loves to walk to the top of the hill, she is quite sturdy and marches up briskly. She likes to be first. Sandy's mum offered to take her right up to the very top where her car was parked. Peri and I said goodbye and we walked back down the hill to our car. We drove up and barely went round the first bend and there was Sandy, his mum and dad and Gilly. Apparently Gilly was fine until Peri and I were out of sight and then she would not budge. She wouldn't go another step, and cried and whined piteously. Peri was beastly careless until she saw Gilly. Gilly had to be comforted and she tried to climb in the door to reach Peri. Shes' been a little clingy today, but I am not playing into her hands and we are being jolly and confident.
It's Show Day today and this week we have had electrical storms, wild winds, sun and rain. That's Show weather. I still can't knit so I have been doing lots and lots of reading and watching Falling Skies on TV here, and Farscape at MrsDrWho's house. There are four series of Falling Skies to watch and they are making a final fifth to conclude the story. I hate it when a series just stops, with no proper ending. TV is great at the moment with new The Blacklist, Marvel Agents of Shield, Salamander, Madam Secretary, Scorpion, Modern Family, The Code. Oh and all the NCISes. The ABC has some great new shows coming soon and I so enjoyed The Bletchley Circle and I am sad it has been cancelled.
Yes, I like TV, but I do only watch the things I like and I especially like The ABC's curent affairs shows and news. The marvellous thing about using a DVR is that you can deleted the advertisements, or start watching the show after it has started and fast forward through the ads, so it really does only take forty minutes to watch a programme.
I made some granola this afternoon. Tomorrow is the last day of the school holidays so I am going to bake something especially nice for MrsDrWho, to ease her back into the last term of school!!
It has been Mental As week on The ABC: a focus on mental health. RUOK? Day is a great idea for some, but it didn't work for me. My friends asked me all the time if I was OK, and so did my GP, but I could not tell them I wasn't mentally well. I had depression and anxiety. I also have a tiny part of me that looks after me, and that part made me ring my GP and sometime psychologist when I was sure I couldn't go on and felt suicidal. Reaching out for help was the best thing I have ever done, and just as I take drugs and have treatment for my physical chronic illness, so I take medication and go to counselling to maintain my mental health and well being. I'm glad to be here.