Good morning, all! It's chilly but dry outside with no frost that I can tell. Maybe we will have another gloriously sunny day as we did yesterday. I had to wear my sunglasses driving home yesterday as a travel more or less east and it remained beautiful all day.
Lists really help - I got everything on yesterday's list done and dusted and, attached to my workdesk, there are three large post-it sheets headed TUES, WED and THURS to which I am adding things as they come to mind.
The thing is, before anyone thinks I am panicking or over micro-managing, I just have those three days because on Friday I am off to my parents' again and I truly don't want a mad panic on Monday so time really is pretty short.
Back to yesterday. Once home, I sorted my stuff out and called for C over the road as we were both invited to Coffee and Cakes at school. It was lovely. Parent-helpers, governors and staff having a good natter over a hot drink (and lovely looking cake but I was well behaved and stuck to my plan) while the children enjoyed a slightly longer playtime out in the sunshine.
When I came to look at my planning, I found I had plenty for yesterday and for today too, which is the last of the year. That was good!
In the evening, I finished a cherry red pull on hat I've been making to go with a scarf. They will go nicely with my navy coat, brightening it up cheerfully.
Today I have loads of little tasks starting off with picking up a prescription and a parcel, meandering through Hobbycraft (with a purpose), doing my online cards, sorting out my bedroom and putting on my Christmas sheets (yes, they are tartan and really cheerful) and sorting out some washing. Nothing huge apart from, maybe, my bedroom!
I'm recording lots of programmes and working through them in the evening as I knit and sew. It keeps me out of trouble!
For today's Advent offering, I found this picture yesterday. I know it's just a Peanuts cartoon but I love it. The children are so earnest and caught up in their singing, looking so joyful, it makes me smile.