Monday, 14 December 2020

Monday

 Good morning.  It's raining yet again.  Every time I've been to the dentist, it has been raining!

Yesterday was a very pleasant day.  I bustled around getting everything ready before Beth and Alex turned up for lunch.  We chatted and laughed and generally had a nice time before Beth went home to finish getting things ready for the decorator.

I sort of dressed up the table a little bit - after all, it's less that a fortnight until Christmas now, isn't it?

Today doesn't start off very well.  Dentist at nine fifteen.  I suppose there is something to be said for getting it over and done with first thing.
Once that's done and dusted, there's quite a lot of bedding in the ironing basket - yes, I do iron my bedding!
That really is about it.  Not a terribly exciting day really but, apart from the first thing, it should be pleasant..

Today's Advent Calendar music is the beautiful Bach harmonisation of 'Oh Little One Sweet', performed superbly by the Kings Singers.  There's no more to say really; it is just perfect.


O little one sweet

O little one sweet,
O little one mild,
Thy Father's purpose thou hast fulfilled;
Thou cam'st from heav'n to mortal ken,
Equal to be with us poor men,
O little one sweet,
O little one mild.

O little one sweet,
O little one mild,
With joy thou hast the whole world filled;
Thou camest here from heav'n's domain,
To bring men comfort in their pain,
O little one sweet,
O little one mild.

O little one sweet,
O little one mild,
In thee Love's beauties are all distilled;
Then light in us thy love's bright flame,
That we may give thee back the same.
O little one sweet,
O little one mild.

O little one sweet,
O little one mild,
Help us to do as thou hast willed.
Lo, all we have belongs to thee!
Ah, keep us in our fealty!
O little one sweet,
O little one mild..


15 comments:

  1. Sending you warm thoughts and a virtual hug, Joy. Might be worth taking a couple of painkillers before you go...that's what I do. Xx

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    1. That's a very good idea - thanks so much.
      xx

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    1. Thanks, Diane. Home again now, still not finished! No wonder it's so expensive.
      xx

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  3. Good luck at the dentist. Is this implant work or to do with the other tooth? xx

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    1. It was the implant work. The filling/crown is on Thursday. Then I have another appt next Wednesday 23rd and that really will be the implants done - I asked him! It should be non invasive.
      xx

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  4. Looks lovely! You will certainly be glad to have the implants done I’m sure!

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    1. Oh, I will, Laurie. It's a long procedure anyway, what with healing times, etc, and was supposed to be finished June/July.
      xx

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  5. I had the dentist first thing this morning, also, Joy! Glad to have it done and now the rest of the day should go well. Love seeing your beautiful home and decor.

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    1. I agree, it was good to get it done. I hope your treatment went OK. xx

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  6. Thank you the daily carol, very Christmassy.. hope the dentist was ok, you seem to be having a lot of dental work, did you have an accident and break your teeth?
    Lovely to a meal with your daughter and grand son. Mine live too far away.

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    1. Not long before lockdown a bridge across my front teeth, decades old, just broke away. The teeth it was fixed to were too bad to repair so I went for implants. It's quite a long process, done properly and lockdown with the inevitable delays afterwards has meant it all took about twelve months.
      As well as that, I had a broken tooth that needs a crown and another that needs filling (both of these will be done on Thursday)
      Then there's another back tooth in a bad way and I'm going to start the implant thing all over again in the new year.
      It was a nice meal. Beth and Alex are my bubble buddies.
      xx

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  7. OOOPS Meant to say ...'lovely to have a meal....

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  8. Your room looks so lovely and I hope the dentist went well xx Top tip their Sooze that I'm storing away for next time!

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  9. I'm an ironer as well - even tea towels :)
    I hope your appointment went well. X

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