Good morning, everyone. It's not yet three o'clock and I'm wide awake. A right pain, this is! I have learnt that there's no point tossing and turning and vainly trying to get back to sleep but it's best to come down, do stuff and wait for tiredness to return. I don't have anything to wake early for so that's OK. I used to hate it when I had a day's teaching ahead of me but now - no problem.
I had a very pleasant time at the 'do' yesterday evening, despite there being very little I wanted to eat. It wasn't a problem though, I held off until getting home and I was rather pleased that I didn't actually want it. Big progress! What was great was seeing old friends again. I haven't been into school all that much this term, you see. To my delight, the hearing aids did their job; I could hear and engage in chat for the first time in ages and didn't feel at all isolated. Happy!
Earlier in the day, we sorted out some cupboards and Beth took away some stuff to see if she could sell it on eBay. I wouldn't really bother but if she wants to have a go, all power to her. A bit of cash is better than no cash at all.
Today is likely to be an easy day. Beth and I might be going to the allotment to do a bit of planting and make a list of what needs doing which I can then work through in the next few weeks. It's allotment bed time for the winter now.
I might prep the roast potatoes for Christmas, not that I really need to do all that much prepping this year. It's to save time on The Day and that's not going to be a problem but it is always nice to have a few roasties in the freezer anyway. I need to dig out any frozen cranberries too and make some sauce at some point and I've printed off our favourite sausage roll recipe - Delia's vegetarian 'sausage' rolls. We MUST have some of them; they are an all time favourite.
The other thing I have to do is deal with a full washing basket. It's one of those certain things to go with death and taxes - washing (and the resulting ironing)!
I can feel tiredness returning so I will stop now and see if I can get back to sleep. When your day starts, I hope it's a good one.