Not physically, although my mid-section does feel more spongy these days.
We don't usually bother too much with Christmas, not having any children or grandchildren, and once I retired we began to take ourselves off somewhere "foreign" to get away from the festive frolics each year. During my working years I was always expected to cover for work colleagues who wanted to take the Christmas period off to be with family so we didn't get to do much ourselves in the way of celebrations.
This year I seem to have caught a mild case of the Christmas bug and have felt the urge to do something in the way of decorating the house. Perhaps it is just that this is our first proper Christmas in the Church House - last year was a bit chaotic at this period, what with the house move coinciding with my leg op.
Yesterday I made a small Christmas wreath for the front door and P cut me some holly to put in a vase. I have the little tree and house lights that were gifted to me recently and I have dug out my little silver reindeer for the dresser.
I just need to write and send my cards and the parcels to my sister's grandchildren.
Elfie, meanwhile, seems to have found my stash of chocolate biscuits ...
That church door and wreath looks like something out of A Christmas Carol. Do you have a boot scraper? I think you best hide the Dalwhinnie from Elfie.ReplyDelete
He's already been into the cocktail cabinet. Naughty !Delete
Okay. If Elfie is going to be kifing the liquor and the chocolates, you tell him to keep his elfie selfie at YOUR house.ReplyDelete
I had to look up the meaning of the word kifing!Delete
That holly wreath looks perfect on your door. That photo could be your Christmas card!ReplyDelete
Ooh, that's a good idea. Thanks, Ellen.Delete
Answer to your question: possibly. However you live in the perfect setting for a change of approach.ReplyDelete
I shall approach this new festive feeling with caution. Don't want to overdo it.Delete
Love your wreath, and Ellen is right, it would make a lovely personal Christmas card.ReplyDelete
Well, Elfie's certainly made himself at home, but pinching your chocolate biscuits is a step too far - he could have asked first!
What's next I wonder? 🤔Delete
Maybe Lord Peregrine can dress up like Santa, plonk you on his knee and say, "Now what would you like for Christmas little girl?". It would begin a kind of saucy role play. You could talk like Marilyn Monroe.ReplyDelete
But I already do. You should hear me sing "Happy Birthday"Delete
Do you call Peregrine "Mr President"?Delete
I love Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day, but I really don't want the whole caboodle for two months.ReplyDelete
Starting before Guy Fawkes Night is much too soon.Delete
You are not soft at all. I love Christmas and spent all day yesterday just decorating the tree. Today I start decorating the stairs and hallway. I have usually put pictures on my blog in the past and will do so again when I'm finished. Enjoy this one - I'm sure it will get you in it grips.ReplyDelete
I look forward to seeing your finished display. You may inspire ne to put in mire effort.Delete
Aagh.. fat finger strikes again!!!!Delete
How come Elfie remains so slim after a stash of biscuits?ReplyDelete
I wish I knew his secret.Delete
What a lovely wreath! Well done you. I haven't felt in the Christmas spirit yet; it will come - just not too late I hope...ReplyDelete
It's good to see Elfie again!
Elfie cheers me up xDelete
The wreath is lovely. Your moderate celebration is perfect.ReplyDelete
All things in moderation that's my motto.Delete