Good morning, everyone. It's a chilly, damp and misty early morning here, typical of the time of year, I guess. Inside is lovely and bright with tree lights twinkling and decorations looking jolly! One tradition I am definitely keeping to is keeping the pretties up until Twelfth Night or as near as possible anyway. The weeks after Christmas tend to be very dark and gloomy and it's lovely to have the bright lights and the cheer.
After several days of being awake in the night, I slept like a log last night and woke at more or less normal time. A great relief. Fingers crossed for tonight now.
Yesterday ended up quite busy. Dealing with the turkey took a while but it's all done now, the bones are wrapped and in the bin ready for collection tomorrow and I have several pots of deliciousness including one with the stock for next year's Christmas gravy and a couple of large pots to take to Mum and Dad's next time to be turned into Dad's favourite - turkey hotpot.
I have an excess of vegetables to use up (no hardship there) and some of the ham but that's about it really. Back on the straight and narrow now and tonight's weigh in should get me morivated properly again - it won't be a pretty sight but simple to remedy!
First thing today, I am off on the bus into town. I fancy taking a look round and I need to get some smaller clothes. My dressing gowns are all falling off me, as are most of my bed clothes while I can't wear some of my bras any more! So M&S, here I come, to spend my Christmas money! While I am there, I will take a good look round just for fun. If it's too crowded, I will come home again, but it should be OK.
I enjoy my saunters into town now that the ankles, knees and back don't hurt so much and the bus pass is a real blessing. I never thought it would be so useful and really appreciate having it.
After that I am still feeling holidayish enough to take the rest of the day really easy. I've started sewing Emily up - not as simple as it sounds - and discovered that her two legs don't match so I have to make another one. What a daft thing to do, eh! Oh, well, you live and learn and the first thing to do is to see which of the two versions is the correct one! Once I've finished her (which may or may not be today), I need to decide what to make next. I have so much yarn, it is ridiculous!
Well, my mug is empty and I have things to do so I'll stop rambling and start the day. Have a good one, everybody!