Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Good morning - welcome to 2019 and a very Happy New Year to us all. I've done a separate post about the new year so I won't go on about it here. This entry is as normal as it gets!
Still no swimming yesterday.. When I got there, the pool was still cold. They obviously have a major problem. I'm not happy but grouching won't help.
Couldn't go today anyway as it doesn't open until much later which isn't convenient.
I achieved something yesterday. Something small but it had been bugging me. There seemed to be no way of replying to comments in here except as another comment although in my other blog there's no problem and I didn't know why. I did a bit of trawling through information and, lop and behold, I can now reply directly to comments. I'm pleased about that.
I achieved something else too - I managed to finish off the Christmas veg, all bar the carrots and potatoes. I now have more - can't live without my veg!
Later on, Beth and Alex came round and we had a meal together. Because Beth had missed her Christmas dinner, I did for her what she would have had a week ago. Alex had requested pizza. I fancied salmon.
So I decided to give each what they wanted which was actually a lot simpler than it sounds. For sides I made roasties, sprouts and cajun spiced carrot and parsnip chips plus garlic bread and coleslaw for the pizza lad! I did loads, optimistically hoping for leftovers today but I really should have known better. I know I didn't have loads but, somehow, it all went. Very gratifying.
Right now I have two sleeping beauties upstairs. I know they have to go home this morning; I have no idea what time but that's not a problem. Once they are up, I will have sheets to wash, dry and iron and the kitchen could do with a wipe around too. After that I want to sort out my Christmas boxes - three large, lidded boxes that I keep all the decorations, etc, within and which have a layer of goodness knows what at the bottom. Today they get sorted out in readiness for taking the decorations down and putting them away for another year, something that always makes me feel sad but which has to be done.
I also need to start thinking about tuition starting next week, sort out the students' folders and generally get prepared. It's been a lovely break but real life moves on. Better get going then! 😀