I wonder if that feeling will ever go.
Anyway - yesterday turned out to be very pleasant indeed. Sharon did indeed work her usual magic and now I feel civilised again. It was nice to see her again after so many weeks and to catch up on our news.
Before she arrived, I had attacked the last of the decorations, sorted them all out and bagged/boxed them up. Off came the decorations, off came the lights, the tree was taken apart, down came the bunting, the candles/holders, etc, were bagged up and boxed and, last of all, the nativity crib was polished, wrapped and put away. I sorted out the decoration boxes so they are now all organised and in good order again and the Christmas tree bag I got just before Christmas (after the old one fell apart) is just the ticket, holding the big tree, the little tree and a rather large sideboard candle holder thingy.
Later on in the day I lugged it all to the garage so now Christmas really has finished.
Half way through the hair-chopping, Beth did indeed turn up, as I'd hoped, and stayed all day. She's busy making a weighted blanket for a friend's child and, when she has finished that, Alex has asked if she'll make one for him too so she'll be very busy! Here's some info about weighted blankets if you're interested.
A few parcels arrived during the day. One was a knitting pattern I had ordered before Christmas. I was chatting in here about the Jean Greenhowe patterns I was making and one of you lovely readers mentioned Alan Dart so I had to go and look him up, finding a pattern for Dickensian Mice carol singers on Amazon which was so delightful I just fell, hook, line and sinker. You can see why, can't you?
I now HAVE to go to Hobbycraft to get mouse coloured yarn. Oh, yes I do!
I think I am also on a mission to find more patterns of these charming little mice. If you know where I could find some, please do let me know.
I also got a three way adaptor plug. My new-ish hearing aids are rechargable but I didn't have a spare socket by my bed so had to have the charger on a shelf instead. Every flippin' night I got into bed and then remembered the hearing aids so had to get back out to put them in the charger. A small problem but annoying. Last night I didn't have to any more!
Tuition went well and was, as always, good fun.
Best of all, I stuck to my SW meal plans all day. Yay!
Today I have nothing in the diary until tuition time. However, I do have a bit of washing and ironing, a bit of sorting out and a bit of Morrisons shopping. I will defer Hobbycraft until I have finished the current knitting project - I know me only too well!!!
Have a lovely day, whatever you have planned to do.