Morning, everyone. How did yesterday go for you? It was a mixed day, weather-wise. We had some gorgeous sunshine, some spots of rain and I think it turned colder through the day. There's no frost yet this morning though although BBC Weather suggests that it will be close to zero today with frost overnight tonight.
I was quite busy yesterday and it was nice to get back into the flow again after a lot of laziness.
Most of the washing is now done and, while there's some in the ironing basket still, quite a lot has been folded and put away. The last of the sheets are washing as I type and I shall be naughty and use the dryer for them!
I sat down in front of the screen and went through my banking records for December. I don't actually do a sort of personal review of the year but I do like to know how each month has gone. December is never a great month but January looks like being better, being the month when I get two state pension payments, one right at the beginning and one right at the end while February and March are also better as they are the two months when I don't pay council tax or the water payments.
That's just as well because in several months' time, I am having my bathroom re-done (there's a deposit due soon) and in the next day or so I want to get my holidays sorted out. Yes, holidays with an 's'! I want to go back to Center Parcs again as I had such a wonderful time there last year and I was wondering about a week in a Warners Hotel. It's something to think about anyway.
I want to resume my bus trips out once the days get longer and warmer - there's already a couple of visits to Colchester half planned for a start.
For most of my adult life, I didn't do holidays so I'm making up now I have the time and the energy!
I'm now looking at the Christmas tree with regret as Twelfth Night approaches. I won't actually be at home on that day so it will have to wait until next Monday. However, I think I will sort out all the candles and the bunting, etc, today, just leaving the tree until then. I'm very glad I bought the new storage bag before Christmas as I don't have to fuss about it now.
Life is getting back to normal in other ways too. Today the children round here go back to school. I used to dislike those odd days at the start and finish of a term and I am sure things haven't changed in that respect. I won't be starting my tuition until Monday anyway, giving me almost three weeks off!
Well, I have a meeting here this morning so I had better think about getting ready for it and I also have a parcel to get posted off. The coffee mug is almost empty and it's time for a refill while the washing is most likely finished now. Better get moving.
Have a great day!