Morning, everyone. We've had rain overnight and it's still drizzling as I discovered when I took my early morning trip to the shed to get today's supplies out of the freezer. Very mild though, which is good.
Yesterday was a much more active day that the weekend. Lazy is all well and good but a bit of action is more fun.
I started off getting myself into a bit of a muddle with times. After a meandering start, I set off to specific shops without checking the time. When I did glance at my watch, I realised that I needed to get a move on in order to be home in time for circuit training which Lindsey was delivering online instead of face to face (for very good reasons).
I got a few of the things on my list but not everything but the rest can jolly well wait!
Circuits was good but because I'd unintentionally missed breakfast, I snatched a banana and an apple just before it started and the energy was just beginning to flow towards the end of the session. Oh, well, I'm sure it was good for me anyway.
Tuition was fine as usual. I'm blitzing the beginnings of algebra with my student and they are starting to get the hang of the very first steps. I was terribly confused about algebra when I started it (at secondary school - they start it earlier now) so I am being as careful as I can be to make sure they really understand each step of the journey.
I discovered something about my new little coffee to go machine. It makes jolly good herbal/fruit tea! I fancied lemon and ginger, being all coffee-d out, so thought I'd try one tea bag, just to see how it worked, and the results were just how I like it - not too weak and not too strong. As I type, I'm enjoying a spiced apple one and it's equally nice and so much easier than a bag in a mug.
Today is Christmas Cake start day. It was my lovely Mum's birthday on Oct 19th and it always marked the day when the dried fruit met the alcohol for the first time.
She and I use/used Delia's classic cake recipe although I modify it somewhat with dried cranberries and I use Cointreau, not brandy, because it's lovely!
So later on, that's what I will be doing. The cake itself will probably be mixed up and baked Friday or Saturday, I'll see how the time works out. It's not hard but you do have to be around!
The other thing for today is that I have to go into town to my bank so I thought I would take the opportunity to mooch around and do a bit of window shopping. I still haven't got the courage to travel by bus though, something I used to love doing. However, there's a fair bit of Covid amongst the local teens right now, spread in school, and while they won't be on the bus, contacts might be. I'm not risking it and will take my car. At least the petrol thing has sorted itself out, fingers crossed.
I meant to sort out my herbs and spices shelf at the weekend but never got round to it so I could do that this afternoon.
And there's a pile of washing awaiting my attention . . .
Oh, well, it keeps me going.
Have a super day, everyone, and stay well and dry! xx