Monday 29 November 2021

Monday 29th November - The end of the day!

 At first I couldn't understand why I was feeling so 'done in' by the end of today. Then I thought back...

In the morning I sorted out some books for the charity shop, clearing about three feet of much needed shelf space upstairs in the bedroom. I've easily got that amount of books stacked all over the place downstairs, and it will be a relief to shelve them at last. That took an hour I suppose, by the time I had reorganised the other books as well.

Monday is the day I clean the bathroom. So I did that. 

Downstairs; yesterday we nipped outside just before going to bed to rescue my pelargoniums and cuttings from the garden after seeing how the temperatures were forecast to plunge overnight.

They needed sorting out today; no way could we keep them on the table forever and ever. This house is slowly silting up with stuff from the edges of the room towards the middle.

I snipped cuttings from the pelargoniums but couldn't plant them as the earth was so cold! So I have left them in water upstairs on the back bedroom windowsill, with the pots of earth nearby, and will plant them tomorrow. Everything else has gone into the cold frame in the garden.

I'm working on a picture for the Advent trail round the village which our church is organising. I ws meant to be drawing a wreath.

The day before yesterday I did all the black ink; 

Yesterday I tested how I would manage the sky and the stars, using blue ink and gold marker pens. I also had a go at putting in the other houses, but they went a bit blurry. Today I tried again when the background was properly dry (the church and house nearby)

Today I added the sky and the windows, and also painted the cave in the bottom left, where I shall put a silhouette of a Nativity scene. The pictures have to fit a 45cm square window pane, and be ready by Wednesday. Did I say this was meant to be a wreath? I'm not quite sure what happened there. I checked with the organiser this morning and luckily it doesn't seem to matter that I'm doing something different! 

I found the idea from scouring google - the original has no cave, but Father Christmas in his sleigh against the moon. Too tricky for me!

Then I taught two piano lessons to two tired year 7 children, who both spent from Friday to Sunday involved in swimming galas. They are both very tired and teaching them was quite hard - Next week will be the last lesson and I sincerely hope they will just play easy Christmas carols from now on! 

I shall now cast off the green scarf, even though there is still some yarn left. It is about 5 feet long which will do nicely.

That will do for today, I reckon. I shall do much less tomorrow, for sure!  


  1. Yew R very talon-ted.... Much busier than us! Music practice and Polish homework fills our time! No parcel yet but ours to Las Vegas only took 2 weeks!