Hello my friends. I trust this finds you well and safe. I was missing last week – I was busy sorting. Julia thinks – probably quite rightly – that to be doing sorting this close to Christmas means I am completely nuts. … but, you see, there was a really good reason. Daughter number 2 suggested that we did a family advent calendar together this year. We, in turn, would post something on the family whatsapp group each day. It could be funny, serious, photos, videos, music… anything. I immediately knew what I would post. A poem I wrote nearly 20 years ago for Radio Wales. I knew where to find it! I knew which folder it was in. Could I find it? NO!! Have I searched for it? YES!! I have turned the house upside down, opened cupboards and drawers, hunted in boxes. Looked everywhere. Have I found it yet? NO!!!
This all means, of course, that very little artycraftystuff has been done. It also means that I have discovered lots more of my unfinished symphonies (large and small!). So today my desk has two faces – this morning (Tuesday) and this afternoon! Here goes…
So from left to right this morning, you could have just seen the unfinished symphony – a small cross stitch picture of a child on a sledge, a pile of thank you cards – in anticipation! – a folder which contains loads of family games and silliness which proved to be one contribution to the advent calendar, family photos, phone, two pairs of glasses, and a huge ruck in the carpet where I keep rolling the computer chair (oops!)
And by lunchtime … you can still see the edge of the folder, my phone, the family photos, the thank you cards and the green cutting mat. The cross stitch is finished and Mr Jolly Jingle has been unearthed from the cupboard with all his little bits and pieces and a carrier of wool in case I need any extra. He is the next project to complete!He still needs his arms, Christmas tree perched on his head, Christmas puddings on his shoes, a letter to Santa, and all sorts of fun bits. I shall try to get on with him – he should have been finished for last Christmas….
And that is about it from me this week. I have done and posted my cards, sent off all my parcels, decorated the house, done all the shopping, bought a Christmas jumper, so I can now relax and simply enjoy a few days off. Yes, I shall still keep hunting for my poem. No, I’m not travelling anywhere. I am staying put and not visiting the girls. So Christmas will be different. We are planning a whatsapp video call pub quiz between us – that will be fun as I simply adore quizzes!
Take care of yourselves, everybody. God bless you all.