Good morning, everyone. This cold snap is still around although we've only had frost, not snow. Thankfully, the air is very still so there's no wind chill. I hope that continues anyway.
Yesterday was a normal day - as normal as a day can be in these worrying times, especially when one lives in Essex. I had a bit of a crash in courage on Tuesday - I really shouldn't have watched the news so much - so yesterday was a day for giving myself a good ticking off and getting my act together.
I had to go into town to pick up my meds, something I would infinitely have preferred not to do, but the large car park I usually use was empty apart from me, there were very few people around and, for once, the prescription counter was absolutely on the ball with no dithering and waiting.
I then got the car and stopped off at the M&S food hall on the way back (also pretty empty) and stocked up with fresh stuff so I'm pretty much set not only for this afternoon/evening but also for the next week or so.
Not long after I got home, Val messaged me and we had a real time chat. I hadn't expected it so it was a real treat and we managed to talk on for around three quarters of an hour before setting a date for next week.
That was it really. The rest of the day was spent catching up on sleep, TV programmes and magazines. Very pleasant indeed and I have to admit, I felt a lot better by the end of the day, despite the less than cheering news.
Good news about the Oxford vaccine though, isn't it?
Yesterday's Twelve Days gift to myself as a selection of tea bags, nine different kinds, some herbal and some 'proper' with things like lemon and ginger, chamomile, Assam, green, breakfast, etc. I'll start on them tomorrow and have at least one a day, in order, so they all get used (unless I dislike any).
Today's is a nail seven way buffer block thingy so when I sit down with my mid morning coffee, I will attack my nails which are, at the moment, less than lovely!
Today, New Year's Eve, I'm having a chat with Chris in the morning and I'm glad these chats have resumed. I've missed them over the Christmas weeks. There's also some housework to do and the bin in the kitchen is smelling less than fragrant so that's top of the list.
Mid afternoon Beth and Alex are coming over for games and a buffet. They're not staying late so they won't be seeing the new year in here. Come to that, I won't be seeing it in either, I will dream it in.
Thank you all for your lovely, cheering, supportive messages through this year of unprecedented happenings. Things may feel very dark at the moment but there is a small light on the horizon with the vaccine programmes and it is with a very full heart that I wish you all a cheerful and positive New Year.