And so it is December. First of the last, so to speak, and heralded in by a very heavy and beautiful frost. Gratitude for central heating comes very high on my list at the moment. As long as it just stays like this. I love snowdays but not just before the Christmas Show.
Yesterday was a good day with lots of stuff done, meetings held, decisions made and it was all generally very satisfying indeed. Today I still feel the buzz so intend to make the most of it. Morrisons had cranberries in so I bought some to make cranberry chutney for gifts. I need to get some other things so will have to go shopping first, but that's OK. The processor will be pressed into use as there's a lot of chopping and slicing involved!
Then there's the usual washing, drying and ironing to get sorted and the house to clean and tidy (or the other way round) and I must remember that with Christmas stuff looming, I need to do a proper job, not just the bits that show. I also have a bit of carpet to clean using the new toy!
And then I want to start making shortbread thingies - shortbread freezes well enough so it's something I can do well in advance.
With all that on, I must make two lists - one for shopping and one for doing. George comes a bit later today as he's taking his driving theory test today. GOOD LUCK, GEORGE - but when did he get old enough to start learning to drive???
And finally I need to go into school. Yesterday I went into the Jacquie Lawson card site and bought her latest Advent Calendar. Last year's was a sheer delight, based on London, loved by my children and my colleagues alike. This years is based around an alpine village. It arrived in my mailbox seconds after I ordered it so today I go into school and install it on my laptop connected to the white board. Can't wait.
Here's the link and I recommend it unreservedly. Never was £2 better spent!
As it is Saturday, I'm going to spend more time trawling around my mailbox before I start the day's work - nice and relaxing. Have a lovely day, gentle readers, and stay warm!