Good morning, everyone. It's Thursday, coffee with Chris day, ex food shopping day. It's mild out there and dry; I've just been to the shed to get the day's supplies in and there was no urge to rush out and in again.
Yesterday turned out pretty miserable, weather wise. It started drizzling in the morning and just continued, on and off, all day. It was that fine mist of drops that soaks everything and gets everywhere. Not a day for going for a walk, for sure.
It was a bit of a sandwich of things yesterday. The bread was my long list of things to do and the filling was my hour with Lindsey at personal training. These sessions are going so well at the moment, the calves and ankles are almost back to normal with just a bit of residual weakness that will go in time. It's such a relief to realise that whatever I did didn't do any long lasting damage.
I'm working steadily through my list. Things keep getting added, of course, but I really feel I'm getting somewhere with it all now.
Yesterday centred around getting to grips properly with the upstairs room that used to be Beth's workroom. I'm not there yet, but things are gradually becoming more organised and easier to get to and clutter is reducing significantly. Definitely getting there.
Today is more of the same. There's still plenty to do and I want to get it all sorted before Advent starts - that's my aim - not for any specific reason but just because it's a useful cut off point really.
I want to carry on with the room that is no longer a bedroom (I still haven't decided what to turn it into but I really don't need a third bedroom, it's almost too small and it would be a waste of space) and, hopefully, finish that and then to get to grips with my pile of jumpers which is threatening to escape from the wardrobe shelf.
I'd also like to get out and organise the stack of Christmas soft furnishings - cushions, door mat, table cloths, etc. They got shoved away rather willy-nilly last January and may need some refreshing.
At ten I'm popping round to Chris' over the cul de sac for coffee and a chat. That will be very pleasant. Something not-so-pleasant is that Jenni and Keith, my lovely next door neighbours, are moving house today. They've been looking for somewhere a bit bigger for a long time and, finally, it's all happening. They have been brilliant neighbours and I will miss having them next door. Jenni and her parents and brother lived in that house when I moved here - Jenni's the same age as Beth, they were in the same school year but not in the same class. When Jenni's parents moved, Jenni and Keith bought the house so she's lived there, on and off, for a very long time. Both the boys were born there and I had the older one in my class in Y1 and later on I did some tuition with the younger one. I feel pretty sad really but it will be good for them, they need more space and they're not going far, just to the other end of the estate.
I gather my new neighbours are from Hong Kong and have three young children. It will be nice to have little ones in the cul de sac again. I wonder if they will go to 'my' school.
Have a lovely day, everyone, and stay safe and dry. xx