Hope it has been a good day for you although it was blowing a hoolie first thing and I had the wind against me as I walked into work and it was bitter. despite being well wrapped up I still managed to get a little chilled.
In my infinite wisdom for some strange reason I decided to go into town after work as it is late night shopping on a Thursday but in the run up to Christmas a lot of the shops are open until 9:00pm. I had a reason for going in as I needed a present for a Secret Santa gift and I had no idea what I was looking for - I eventually found something which I think will suit the recipient nicely but it took me an age.
In any event OH normally picks me up from work for about 5:30pm but as I was going shopping we left it that I would give him a ring when I had finished. However I had not counted on my mobile phone dying on me! I then tried to locate a telephone box (they are becoming a rare breed these days) I tried two both gobbled what change I had and disconnected me on both occasions; so needs must I walked home, traversing the underpass and walking the most open way just in case OH came looking for me (which by the way he didn't)! It tipped it down so I came in like a drowned rat and had got cold and my legs have seized up. I am now in PJs having had some supper and am now under a throw, but I think some painkillers are going to be needed if I am to get a good night's sleep my lower torso has really tightened up - might take a hottie bottle to bed to keep warm. I am on holiday from tomorrow night for a week, a lot to do.
OH is to repaper a wall in the lounge that has got a bit tatty with playful kittens and wallpaper not a good match (lets say their paper stripping skills are second to none!). Anyhbody fancy hiring them? I have two different wallpapers with a border strip in between and OH was adamant that we had none of the border left - I knew differently I just could not locate it. Last night I went looking and found it so I think he will be tackling that on Saturday whilst I am out - I have a dinner dance/Christmas party to go to in the evening.
I also located some knitting I had started but not got finished. A chunky jumper and an edge to edge jacket which I have dragged out and hope to get a wriggle on over the Christmas holidays. Truth is I am in need of some new jumpers so this is the cheapest option for me at the moment. I have two sleeves and a little more on the front of the jumper to do and two sleeves and two fronts on the edge to edge jacket.
I also want to start cutting the pieces for one of the shirt based quilts that I want to make just starting with something simple to see if I can find my way around working one; I have been collecting for the past 9 months or so
I am hoping to get the Christmas Tree up and some of the decorations up on Sunday. I also found some of my decorations last evening as I was searching for the border roll of wallpaper including my string of old Father Christmas card cut out garland and the Snowman garland. Both came from a reproduction shop called Past Times which I believe has now gone out of business. It is a shame as they always had a good display on for Christmas and over the years I acquired some lovely bits and bobs from them.
Right some shut eye required - all out of routine since late home.
Catch you soon