Thursday, 3 December 2020

Thursday

 Good morning, everyone.  It's a dry start to the day as far as I can tell and it doesn't feel terribly chilly either, although there's still potential for the temperature to drop - the coldest hour is just before the dawn, to coin a phrase.

I was going to move my dressmaking mannequin out of sight over December until Beth suggested this.

The Spirit of Christmas Jumpers!!

It will stay up until I want to wear the jumper and no longer!!!  It'll give the cleaners a chuckle anyway.

In the end, the morning chat with Val yesterday was short and sweet.  She'd forgotten and was about to go out to pick something up.  Ah well, never mind, we've rescheduled for next Wednesday instead, seeing as we can't actually get head to head yet.

Starting the Zoom chat with Dad. we had the same problem as usual in that he could see and hear me but I could only hear him.  However, we finally worked out what it is at last and it is connected to what Eileen mentioned about a web cam not being used for two functions at the same time (thank you so much).  Dad is turning his web cam on somehow - no idea how he does that as I can't with mine - in preparation before accepting my invite so, presumably, Zoom thinks it is already in use.  We closed the chat, I invited again and hey presto, no problems.  Phew; at least now we know.  We sorted out the cause of another minor problem too.  Dad's 'screen' has a flicker which has proven to be his strip light.  It's not bad and we can live with it but it was irritating to not know where it was coming from. 
It was nice to see him and chat and all seems to be well his end

Personal training was good.  Lindsey is in the process of moving house (what a time, eh!!) so the room wasn't completely set up as usual, but everything we needed was there and she worked me hard (hard for me, anyway) as usual.  I enjoyed both the session and the chat.

Today is comparatively busy.  It starts with an online chat with Chris over the road.  Then I have a visit to the dentist, not for the implants (that's next week) but for a filling and starting work on a crown.  Not fun but necessary and I will be so glad when it is all done.
Next week it is the implant appointment and the week after that is finishing the crown.

Finally, Slimming World is face to face again so I will be off out for that, mask at the ready.

I should sleep well!

For todays' musical blogmas calendar, I chose a bright, lively, sing-along, well known number that has become a Christmas 'classic'.  I do like the Mel and Kim version but finally decided to go with Brenda Lee.




24 comments:

  1. Love your Christmas music, starts my day off with a coffee and puts me into a Christmassy mood, love Val

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    1. I started it about three years ago and I love doing it - Christmas music is very 'atmospheric' and cheering, isn't it? I'm glad you like it.
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  2. So you will be crowned for Christmas!

    Sounds like a busy and good day for you. I heard the weather forecast for grey and dull again and nearly stayed in bed but the cat got me up!

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    1. Hopefully. Crowned and implanted! Fingers crossed.
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  3. Brends Lee is my favourite singer of all time, thank you for sharing this classic.

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    1. I'm really glad I chose that version now - thanks for letting me know.
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  4. Brenda Lee would be my choice too. Lovin that Christmas jumper

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    1. It's fun, isn't it? I can't remember where I got it but it might have been Sainsbury's a couple of years ago.
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  5. What a gorgeous jumper, I really like it xx

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    1. It's warm and comfy too. It makes me feel happy.
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  6. That's great to hear that you've sorted the Zoom issue with your Dad. Fingers crossed that it all works well from now on.

    I like the Christmas jumper ... I still don't have one yet!

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    1. It was a relief to get it sorted. I didn't realise he was pre starting his webcam. I don't have that option on mine.
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  7. I love that jumper! So pretty. I'm glad you were able to get things fixed for the chat with your dad. I know how frustrating that can be from when I Skype with Mum.

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    1. Me too. We usually managed to get a picture in the end but Dad could never remember exactly what he had done. Now we KNOW! It really can be frustrating, I agree.
      However, whatever the frustrations, I am so glad we can keep in touch visually. It's made a big difference.
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  8. Love the tree and the Christmas music, I've had that here when hubby's been cooking in the kitchen.. he loves everything about Christmas.

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    1. Me too. It's such a lovely time of the year. I love all the preparation, the decorating, all those funny little traditions . . . it's great.
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  9. Joy, look how SLIM that jumper is! xxx

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    1. I know!!! And it fits - with room to spare. Yay!!!
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  10. I did enjoy that. I find I'm humming Christmas music most days now.
    I'm glad you've managed to sort the little niggle with the camera connection. X

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    1. It's a feel good fun song, isn't it. I've been humming it a lot too and I'm so glad no-one can see me shimmying as I walk past the tree! :-)
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  11. How nice that your lockdown is lifting. I think we might just be heading into one here.

    Glad that you figured out the camera problem.

    God bless.

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    1. Oh, dear. We're back into Tier two which is definitely quite restrictive but there's more opportunity to get out and about. I'm applying a goodly dollop of common sense though, doing as much Christmas gift shopping online as I possibly can and when I do supermarket shopping, I will go very early morning. I'm still avoiding the crowds and I think we will see an increased rate of infection again very soon, sadly.
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