Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SuperPops



So after weeks of running on adrenaline, I woke up this morning, realised there were another four sleeps standing between me and a weekend newspaper and just. felt. spent. No more oomph.

Curly Pops to the rescue. And the postie. My postie has a French accent (we like those) and generally impeccable timing.* A while ago, I sent Ms Pops a tablecloth I found with her name on it. In return she donned a little super hero get-up and saved my today. With the arrival of her surprise package, she hit the magic rewind button and kicked me out the RIGHT side of the bed. Not only that, she predicted that I would be wearing precisely the colour of the detail in my new brooch, which you won’t be able to see in this photo, because I am wearing precisely the colour of the detail in my new brooch. Thank you, Cam. My family thank you too.

* Except for the once when I was just back from the gym and an alarming shade of tomato. I know he wanted to ask me in his French accent if I was ok,** (everyone does) but didn’t really want to take things further if I wasn’t.

** I was ok, if you discount the fact that I’m still miffed at being born with that irritating Turn Red And Look Undignified exercising gene.

19 comments:

CurlyPops said...

I shall now be known as SuperPops! I can rescue anyone from a bad day with a bit of tablecloth and a visit from the postie....hee hee

My poor old postie never knows how he'll find me. A couple of weeks ago he caught me in my PJ's one day and then a bathrobe just out of the shower the next day. He just grins and hands over my parcels these days.

suesueb said...

Your brooch is wonderful! I know what you mean by "those days". Sometimes it's one thing after another even when your kids are supposed to be grown up and taking care of themselves. Their problems will always be your problems and you can't always fix things with a kiss or hug. Visits from blog buddies always make me smile-thanks so, so much!!

Amanda said...

It's beautiful....Glad it helped you turn the day around....

And oh goodness I get the same super red face when working out. blah...

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

At least you work out ! Even the thought makes me feel faint. Ever since I couldn't work out how everyone else could climb a rope at P.E. lessons I've never felt at home in a gymn .
I love your brooch ! I can quite see how that would perk you up for the day !

Hayley Egan said...

I wonder what kind of weird names of french medical conditions causing redness were running through his little french head...(I'm asuming the French accent means he's French)

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I too have the red face when exercising gene. A friend of mine who I sometimes go for a walk at lunchtime with just gets a little moist above the brow. I am red and sweaty and quite franly unattractive.
Do you pass this gene on???

Sandrine said...

Oh these people with funny accents are everywhere I see!!
Me too I 'd rather come back "incognito" when back from the gym...I am just worried about someone complaining about the bad taste "odeur"!!
What a beautiful surprise...it always makes a great lift...So do you often find things with friend name on it?You are such a lovely friend Tania!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

"those" days tend to come around quite often at times but what a lovely, lovely way to put a smile back on your dial (and of course to the relief of your family) :)
Ms C definitely IS a Superpops!!

M* (Melanie) said...

It's a gorgeous brooch, lucky you!! And good timing too!

I have that red face gene too. It's a horror isn't it?

One Flew Over said...

Stunning and enough to make even the most tired of mum's happy!

Felicity said...

I have Turn Red With Exercise gene too! I go the colour of a bettroot just trotting to the corner shop - you should SEE what that becomes when I've been at the gym for an hour at lunchtime. People at work avoid me in case I red all over them.

Madeline said...

That is definitely a perk-you-up kind of gift! Beautiful. Glad it put a little extra step in your week.

Mel said...

Yay for the postie! And yay for super pops! That brooch rocks!

Oh and I also possess the turn red and look hideous exercise gene too. Which is why my exercise of choice is pilates .. no sweat ... well, not the way I do it anyway!

Karin said...

Cute brooch, well done super pops! (Am I really messed up if I see a picture of some superherewoman with long curls flying around trees and into French speaking posties cars with little packages in my head?)

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

What a great day it turned into for you then! I bet your 'postie has some interesting & somewhat subtitled stories to tell of the sewing/knitting/crafting obsessed lady with the red face. hehehe! I think we all have that I've just been to the gym 'glow'.. Peta

Nikki said...

I hope that you're enjoying looking glamourous (and perfectly colour co-ordinated) in your brooch while you're catching up on a bit of rest.... perhaps a cup of tea drunk while it's HOT?

That CurlyPops is a good 'un.

Mookah said...

Oh I too have that 'go red' when you excercise gene, it's awful isn't it? Is it trying to tell us something....we weren't meant to excercise????

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Cam's brooches are beautiful - no wonder it lifted your spirits! Enjoy the weekend papers - not long to go now:)

Cindy said...

See that is why I don't exercise, that is the only reason, not that I can't be fagged and prefer to craft and eat chocolate - it is the red thing