Good morning, everyone. It's a dull, drab old start to the last day of 2022 - par for the whole year really, at least as far as national and world events are concerned. Thankfully, speaking more personally, 2022 might have had its ups and downs but it hasn't been such a bad year really. There's something to be said for being Pollyanna-ish in approach; I know it can be hugely irritating to others at times but it's pretty healthy really.
That's probably all the reflection I'm going to do . . .
It was really nice to see so many people and the Slimming World Weigh and Go yesterday. Because Jen couldn't get a venue for the two Thursday groups, some went to one of the Wednesday groups and some came along to the Friday morning group and I was able to put some faces to names I have seen in out Facebook group.
Jen's really struggled to get any response from the people who organise the good number of little halls/venues around here because it's been the 'dead' week between Christmas and New Year and even official organisations haven't been responding to her emails. I bet they'll all be pinging back to her on Tuesday but, in the meanwhile, she has no idea where half her groups will be next week which is a worry for her.
I gather SW is being very helpful and understanding but the local stuff needs to be done locally, of course. Poor Jen, it has really messed up her Christmas.
It was really nice to see three new members coming in to join, looking at them and realising I knew them all. It has been quite a while and they didn't recognise me in the least. Fair enough, the last time I saw them, I was working (haggard expression??), had long hair and was extremely large.
Jen said she's never known anyone who recognises so many members as me! It's to do with having taught in the area and living round here for so long. Anyway, it was good to meet E, M and A.
Once home again, I was more energetic than I have been all week. Did some washing, did some ironing, did some kitchen stuff, changed sheets, made up my bed and generally got a bit more organised again which was nice.
Today Beth and Alex are over for the evening and staying overnight too so I must make up their beds (no hassle). I'm doing a buffet using up all the bits that didn't get used up over Christmas. There's plenty so no need to go shopping at all. Apart from that, I think it's a relatively easy day with just a bit of tidying and hoovering to do.
Are you celebrating in any way? For me, tonight will just be a happy, family time and the chances of me seeing in the New Year are so slight as to be virtually impossible.
See you tomorrow. xx