To write anything meaningful. I worked myself to the bone to make the perfect Christmas and of course it wasn’t because there is no such thing and then when that was over, I had to visit in-laws and now I just want a day of but it’s back to work tomorrow, full on.
I hope you are having a lovely Christmas if you celebrate, and a peaceful break if you don’t.
I can’t believe I have only 6 more of these to go!
I drew this one from memory.
I’ve always thought I don’t like pencil, but actually, I think my pencil selfies are some of my best.
I’m feeling strong today. Something happened that once would have triggered me to feel terrible, but I was able to step back, question my thoughts, see the whole picture, and stay calm and centered.
A good day!
All I had to draw with tonight was a biro as I had to work on this on the train coming home from drinks with a friend.
Still, while it’s not a flattering portrait, I quite like the drawing.
Today was a bad day.
My mother-in-law finally passed away after a very long illness. We had been expecting it but it is still a shock. My husband phoned to tell me while I was out shopping. Still shocked, I turned right when I shouldn’t have, and then I saw the blue light flashing behind me.
Ugh. I pulled over, told the cop what had happened and, luckily, he was a kind and empathetic person who just said he completely understood and told me to take care on my way home.
And I did. But then on the narrow lane up to my house, I met another car. There was only room for one car, so I reversed until I reached a pull-in and then backed into it so that the other driver could pass.
Which is when I realized I couldn’t get back out again. I revved up the engine. but the wheels just skidded. I tried reversing further in the hope it would give me more traction, but felt the car clunk even further down and realized I had made it worse.
My car was well and truly stuck in a small ditch.
Luckily, I have a friend and neighbour who always knows what to do in these situations so, after I had stopped crying, I phoned him and he came straight down and towed me out.
And so, thanks to two kind people, I made it home safely and without an expensive fine.
Thank you, kind people. Hopefully I can pay it forward in the next few days.
We have my family coming for Christmas, so I started preparations today. Phil was visiting his parents, so I had the house all to myself.
I iced the Christmas cake, and deep-cleaned the living room rug, and washed the guest bedding, and wrapped the last presents, and cleaned out the utility room so there’s room for extra shoes and coats, and ordered some coal, and did a bunch of other little chores.
Tomorrow I need to organize the fridge to make room for all the stuff I’ll be cooking, make a nut roast for the veggies among us at Christmas, do some baking, and go shopping.
I’m tired already and there are days to go. But the thing is, I love entertaining. I love feeding people and making a nice environment where everyone can relax. I like planning to make sure we have everyone’s favourite drinks and snacks. I like being tired at the end of the day because I have done too much.
I just like this time of year 🙂