Good morning to everyone and a happy Sunday to us all. I don't know about where you are but here it is absolutely chucking it down and has been for some time, judging by the puddles. Not nice. I can't even console myself by saying it'll be good for the plants either.
I drove over to Sainsbury's yesterday to do some shopping (some was essential, I promise you) and splashed some cash on some scented Christmas candles, a couple of items for the Christmas food store and a rather lovely (I think) Christmas jumper. I also got the Christmas edition of the Sainsbury's magazine which I shall open and enjoy at some point this coming week.
As I have said, Christmas starts chez moi on the first of December this year. That's when I will start wearing Christmas jumpers of which I have far too many really. Last year I had re-gained some weight after my holiday in October and had continued to gain so some of my jumpers were too tight. This year I've lost the holiday weight and they all fit - cheers!
Christmas tree day was going to be the first Saturday in December but perhaps, just possibly, I might be able to get over to Dad's that weekend. It's not very likely because even if lockdown is lifted, I bet we won't jump back down to tier one straight away. If that happens, Christmas tree day will be the second Saturday.
I think I will start using Christmas tablecloths much earlier too. It will brighten up the home no end!
Back to yesterday. The replacement shelving finally arrived yesterday afternoon. On Friday, after five days of non-appearance, I emailed the company again to ask if they could follow it up and half an hour later I got a very apologising reply saying that the order had 'gone missing in transit' (whatever that means) and she was on it, ordering more to arrive Monday. There may have been a bit of damage and one blip but I still say I will go with them again, they respond very quickly and sorted out the second problem very fast. Mistakes can happen, it's how a company deals with it that is important.
So I have completed shelves now and I celebrated by putting some stuff on one of them!
I did enjoy Strictly last night. No spoilers except to say wasn't Bill great? He's definitely my favourite - such a character and a very funny and musically gifted man. And he's working so hard too. I know who I think should go but you never can tell with Strictly and there will be at least one couple in the dance off who really don't deserve it.
On to today and I am so thankful I don't have any plans to go out apart from round to Beth's this afternoon.
I'm going to spend the morning sorting out a high cupboard and making a good old Sunday roast for me and Beth. After lunch, we're popping round to Beth's home with my monitor because her screen is blank but she doesn't know if it is the monitor (hopefully) or the PC itself. Then it's back to mine to order her a printer and, probably, a monitor. Hopefully!
The rest of the day will be spent catching up on things at home, cross stitching (it's going well) and generally chilling out in between loading and unloading the washing machine.
Just a normal day, in fact.
Have a good 'un and stay safe and dry. xx