oh! hello there,
S and I are back home now. the holidays were good: Santa was very good (more on that next year).
So I didn't hit all my targets. I didn't get a whole lotta work done; not a whole lotta knitting either; no sewing at all; no paper crafts at all - I didn't even make Christmas cards this year; no baking; not much in the way of creativity.
What I did achieve was a brilliant time at the John Lewis sale. I bought things that had been on my list for a while (again, details next year). I believe there's only one JL store in all of Yorkshire (and it is at least 2 hours from home) so a trip to JL is a must whenever we are down South.
Last night, I joined Anne's family at the theatre where we saw Aladdin, the panto. It was an enjoyable experience even if the female Aladdin was almost as disconcerting as the Queen songs. By the end of it I was feeling like I'd just seen We Will Rock You (another 2+ hours of my life that I'm not getting back). Gladly on both occassions I was in brilliant company so no regrets there.
Today is for micro-sorting. The junk drawers are getting some much needed attention, laundry is being done, the airing cupboard is getting an overhaul, windows, window panes, window sills all cleaned, cobwebs & skirting boards cleaned, but have I mentioned the junk drawers? - who knew we had so many?!?!
If you were wondering, we haven't the tradition of ringing in the New Year with a home that's spick and span, nor is this a way of proving something to my mother (or anyone else for that matter) it's simply my path to work avoidance. My home is never cleaner than when I have work to do. With that said, starting a new year with a little spit and elbow grease can't be a bad thing, can it?
Lest I forget, HAPPY NEW YEAR! How are you celebrating this year? S & I are having a quiet night in; as the friends we would have celebrated with are under the weather.
Good health, contentment, peace, strength and happiness to you in the coming year.
With best wishes for twenty-10!