Good morning. Looking out, it's dry but the sky is shrouded in cloud, although the forecast doesn't predict rain, unlike tomorrow and Sunday when it's expected to pour! Oh, well, I'm planning an easy and unchallenging weekend anyway.
I goofed up a bit yesterday - I was so busy getting the washing sorted, dried, ironed, etc, I totally forgot the chat with Chris. We've rescheduled for tomorrow morning but I did feel a right idiot! Thankfully, Chris was OK about it but even so . . .
It was such a horrible, wet day that I decided to cheer myself up by looking for ways to decorate the Christmas cake. I found some and have put them into a photocollage. What do you think? Which ones do you like?
The blue and white star one is perhaps a bit too similar to last year's but still nice. And whatever pattern I choose, I'm not sure whether to make it red/green coloured or keep it white with sparkly glitted stuff on.
Dentist was fine. Just a check up but I have one filling, one crown and one (another) implant in the near future. The crown is for a tooth that lost its filling right at the start of lockdown and, as it didn't hurt in the slightest, I had no grounds for requesting treatment. The filling is just a filling - not nice but necessary. The other is a choice between a plate (no way, no, no, no - I've had more than enough of that), a gap (affecting chewing) and an implant (which should sort it out for good).
I now have three appointments for December, one for the current implant treatment and two for the above work, plus one they will send regarding the new implant work and am hoping against hope that any forthcoming lockdown will allow dentists to keep working.
For someone with a bit of a 'thing' about dental work, I seem to be putting myself through it rather but the inside of my mouth is horrible right now so it's a balance thing. One is, possibly, worse than the other.
And thank heavens for lump sums and AVCs.
Apart from the dentist, I spent the day gently pottering about, sorting, clearing and tidying. The kitchen is now looking significantly better, so much so that the cleaners will get a shock, I think. There's some more cupboards to sort out in there before I tackle the living room. My last major sort out was five years ago, after retiring and I reckon that if I haven't used something between then and now, I need to seriously consider whether it is worth keeping. Probably not.
Doing this does seem to be helping. Organising and retaining some control over the small things.
The pottery bags are now empty and everything is in boxes ready for taking out to the garage. It was sad but, at the moment, there is absolutely no point having them sitting around, taking up space. It will be simple enough to get it all back together again as and when needed.
Today there is nothing in the diary but I will need to do a bit of a shop at some point, probably when the cleaners come. I like to stay out of their way as much as possible anyway and it does make sense in the current situation too.
Before then, I have a bedroom to sort out and cupboards to go through, boxes to take out and put on shelves. I'm also aware that the allotment really does need a good fortnight of work but one bite at a time. House first, then allotment. There has to be a fine spell coming at some point.
Have a good day, be safe and stay well. xx