The Christmas tree now has more pressies under it and they look very nice and exciting, despite knowing exactly what's in them! We have definitely cut back on gifts this year.
All it needs now is the decorations to go with the lights and they will be done tomorrow. It will be quite a family time with Dave coming round for lunch (and perhaps Beth too) and then Beth and Alex staying for dinner.
Yesterday was definitely an 'I'm getting loads better' day. Such a relief and I didn't need to take the antibiotics either. I'll check their life expectancy and put them away safely.
I took my drive out to the couple of garden centres but, really, it was quite disappointing. Yes, they did have Christmas things but not very many and nothing that I actually wanted to buy. However, I managed to get some bits and bobs for a hamper gift and some other bits and bobs for Dad so it wasn't wasted time.
When home again, I did some ironing and some housework and then got on with my knitting. Another pretty gentle day really. As it was Christmas Jumper Day, I wore mine and went online to make a donation to Save the Children. After all, governments may come and governments may go, but there will, sadly, always be children and their families who need help. both here and further afield.
I blitzed the guest room and now it is tidy and ready for guests. I just need to take a poinsettia up there but I'll leave it downstairs until just before my guest arrives as I might not remember to water it! There's not really much left on my 'to do' list now.
Today, as mentioned earlier, I shall take the bus into town. I hope to get the 8:48 as it's Saturday and I can use my bus pass before nine. I have a list of bits and bobs and a cheque to pay in but really it's just to stroll around and enjoy the sights. I guess it will be horribly crowded but at least I won't have to queue for a parking space.
This afternoon, I will marzipan the cake, I think, as my Christmassy thing for the day. Then, on Wednesday which is my official Christmas Prep Day, it will be all ready to ice. I've never iced a fruit cake before so I am hoping I don't make a dog's dinner of it.
Today's Christmas music is another Kendrick song that I find very thoughtful as well as lovely.
Thorns in the Straw.