Today is Friday, 11th December

How has your day started?  Ours is wet, cold and miserable, so we are both glad we have nothing planned and don’t need to go out.

We delivered our cards on our final walk last night and I had a set to with a rose bush.
The security light came on OK, but by the time I’d tried to find the post box, it went off again, I lost my bearings, then my footings, and got snagged good and proper.  Of course, it had to be at the start, not the finish of ‘our round’, but we cleaned and dressed it when we got home, and it looks OK this morning.
I have four cards left, 2 are unsure addresses, and the other two not known, but very familiar faces so will ‘pounce’ when they pass.

We will probably put our tree up next week. It will go in the window as it has for the last two years along with a multicoloured disco type light that we bought two years ago.
We’ve had quite a few cards so far, so will hang them up on cotton. We found the little sets of battery lights we had on the boat, and I remember that first Christmas feeding them through the canvas buttonholes on the covers. Some of the displays on other boats were wonderful. We even put some tinsel round Fred, our roof owl.

We still have the little tree my niece made for us when we were in our first house.

This is put out every year with fond memories and thoughts of a thoughtful child.

Are you feeling Christmassy? With everything being in the shops so early, it takes some of the pleasure away, but I suppose with the lockdown and non-essential shops being closed,
it’s not so much in-yer-face as it would have been in normal times.

Normal times……………… memories of yesteryear now. What indeed is normal anymore?
There have been so many changes in the way things are, the way we shop, our attitudes and the way we act. In town yesterday people were bustling about, some with a purpose, some just for the sake of getting out. Shops were playing Christmas music, but for once it was something other than Wizard, Slade, Macca, Shaky and the other roller coaster drivel that someone had put on a CD which every commercial outlet bought then put on a continuous loop from opening to closing times.  At least we seem to have a selection of NEW Christmas songs this year……….. Robbie Williams, a duet by Michael Buble and Dolly Parton and a host of others by artists I’ve never heard of. I am so out of touch.
I like the line in Robbie’s single:
“Santa’s on his way, but now he’s two metres away.”

Have a good day everyone and keep safe.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Today is Friday, 11th December

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Lol Di. I love your last line. I have not heard that one!

    All our Christmas stuff is in the loft and normally someone gets it out for us. But with people not being allowed in our houses now, we cannot get our Christmas stuff anyway?

    As for Christmas dinner, our oven has guven up the ghost (if you find him could you send him back please) so we are going to boil a gamin joint on the hob. Should be ok though we are not much for Christmas dinbers anyway. So for us Christmas is kind of not there, but we are not bothered anyway. I like my quiet lol.

    • I have all the ingredients for our dinner in the freezer except yorkshire puddings. I might buy a small gammon joint and we’ll cook it in the pressure cooker. It’ll be nice to go with any left over turkey (doubtful actually as I only bought three steaks) and our bubble and squeak on Boxing Day. We really pushed the boat out and bought a jar of Branston’s best plus pickled onions!!

  2. You have more Christmas mood than I have Enjoy your Christmas meal and stay safe.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Love the COVID Christmas carol! I’m making a turkey and will make cheesy potatoes, and sautéed Brussels sprouts. Of course for breakfast we are having pumpkin bread pudding and then for dessert I’m baking a mincemeat pie. Sparky hates mincemeat but both sons love it!

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