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04 January 2017

Just Another Day!!!

After DD's birthday yesterday I think we are done with celebrations now until February 11th when Ruby will be seven and then we have one or two birthdays every month until the end of October.
This year I am going to be more organised and buy all of the cards in advance to keep in a box....written on but not sealed in case we are giving money......and all ready to go.

DD just wanted a simple day yesterday...relaxing, a home cooked meal and an evening of snuggling to watch a film. Friday night she will be out with friends for a meal and that's just how she likes it.

Today I have a couple of hand sewing jobs to do....Ruby's trouser hem needs re-sewing and Andy needs a new button on his trousers so I am doing those while the laundry is washing and drying.
After that I will be preparing our evening meal of a pasta bake with salad and I'll fetch the decorations box down to put away what I can of what we have left out. It can be left downstairs then for DD to put the Christmas tree away at the weekend.

So it might be 'just another day' but I for one am glad to be getting back to normal. I can't say that I have totally enjoyed the festive season apart from Christmas Day when we had The Doodles round....but I think that was because I wasn't quite as organised as I usually am.....hey ho....it was what it was and there is always another Christmas to come to get it right.

It's a very still, dull and damp day here today and quite cold so we'll light the fire just after lunch. I must admit that as we get older we are finding the coal fire a bit of a chore and I am definitely coming round to the idea of changing over to oil. I just need to investigate the costs involved as we have several large jobs that we would like to get done before Andy retires. It's just a matter of prioritising.

Well my hands have gone really cold while I have been typing so I think I'll wrap them round a cup of coffee before I go back to the sewing jobs.

Have a lovely day.
Sheila-x-

10 comments:

  1. I have just taken the very last decs up and put them away. The tree is going as it is too tall and also quite old and shabby, it has shed as many needles as a rel one would this time. There is just the bunting to come down and I have someone coming to do that, I am not climbing up step ladders for anything. Just a little ironing and then some knitting.

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    1. I've got loads done this morning but no settling down with anything remotely crafty as I have Ruby after school today.
      Enjoy your knitting-x-

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  2. You can get rather nice oil fired woodburnes I believe. Our tree is dropping its needles like crazy but it will s any until Friday morning...anyway I really don't have the energy to tackle it at the moment. x

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    1. I like the thought of keeping some kind of burner but also being able to have heating on when we need it and not have to wait until the fire is lit before we can have the central heating on.
      Oh no....you'll be hoovering those pine needles up for months-x-

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  3. We only have the cards up but take them down the day after Boxing Day....I hate seeing them around days after.

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    1. Cards are the first thing to come down here....I get fed up of standing them up every time they fall over-x-

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  4. All our decorations are away now, it's so nice to be back to normal xx

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    1. Getting there too and loving it Cheryl-x-

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  5. What a good idea to get all the cards ready in advance. I always seem to be dashing out the day before. I'm glad to be getting back to normal too really. Jane xx

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  6. We have oil radiators throughout and a multi fuel stove in the lounge which we use in the Spring/Autumn. Oil prices fluctuate so can be quite expensive. At the moment for heat and hot water it is costing about £100 per month for the oil. Hope that helps.

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