Thursday, 31 December 2020

New Year's Eve

 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.





23 comments:

  1. Thank you Joy and all my best to you and yours for a better year to come.

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    1. Wouldn't that be great! Thanks, Diane. xx

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  2. Fingers crossed for a better 2021.Enjoy your games this afternoon.We havn’t had anyone in the house for months.Not allowed.I am so jealous(but I will get over it,!)
    Barbarax

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    1. One of the advantages of living on my own is that I can have a support bubble buddy - otherwise I'd not be making the plans I can make. Believe me, I really do appreciate that I can see Beth and Alex and treat them as part of my house hold. It's a big blessing.
      xx

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  3. Enjoy tonight
    We are still isolating here

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    1. Well, I am, but bubble support is allowed and I know Beth and Alex are taking no risks at all.
      xx

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  4. Have you considered having your meds delivered? It's possible if you have repeat prescriptions and your surgery is linked to one of the NHS recommended companies. I order online each time and the company sorts out the prescription and delivers through the post. Easy peasey. They even send a reminder when it's time to reorder, and best of all it's a free service.

    I hope you have a lovely time with Beth and Alex this afternoon. Happy New Year to all of you xx

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    1. I have, I just have never got around to it. I really must as I don't like going into town at the moment - it worries me!
      Thank you, Eileen, and the same to you!
      xx

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  5. We've come this far and the brightness ahead is the vaccine, Not much signs of it here in Suffolk but fingers crossed we will have it by early spring or before.
    Happy and healthy new year xx

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    1. I think the aim is that all 'vulnerable' groups, either by age, health or occupation, have received their first jab by Easter and most of them will have had both. Mind you - knowing the was things were messed up last year, who knows? I'm aiming to be positive.
      xx

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  6. I shall sleep through midnight too - I hope - unless someone around has fireworks and that doesn't happen often.
    Wishing you everything good for 2021

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    1. Thank you very much, Sue - and the same back to you. May your plans all go smoothly.
      xx

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  7. Sending my warmest wishes for the New Year, Joy. Xx

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    1. Thanks, that's lovely. The same back to you and yours too.
      xx

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  8. Thank you for sharing your blog with us, Joy! I love your posts and your inspiration. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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    1. I love your posts too, thanks for them, Debbie.
      xx

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  9. Happy New year Joy and hopefully a much better one for all! Amanda x

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    1. I do so hope this, Amanda. Thank you and here's to a much more pleasant year to come.
      xx

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  10. Happy New Year. May it be one of joy, hope and peace.

    God bless.

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    1. Indeed - we need all three. Thank you so much.
      xx

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    1. And the same right back to you - thank you. :-) xx

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