Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Tuesday


Again, I don't have much planned for today. I only have one lesson to do at 4:45 pm, as the other child has cancelled due to sickness, and that is the total of my commitment for the day!

I haven't managed any exercise either. For some reason my left knee is really painful so I am resting it as much as possible to see if that helps. I will look on YouTube later for some (easy!) upper body exercises and will have a go at something like that instead of the walk I was hoping to do. 


One thing I'm sure of is that there will be a lot of reading today. I have nearly finished 'The Key' by Simon Toyne, the second book in his Sancti trilogy, and am loving it. I have the final book in the series, The Tower, and will start on that as soon as I finish The Key. 

The only other thing I have in mind is to look for some ideas/patterns to make some Christmas wall hangings, either with snowmen, Santa, or Christmas trees. I'm also dithering about whether to make some Christmas cushion covers but the jury is still out on that. Whatever I decide on, it won't all get done this year but I can make a start. This is the first year I have really felt like decorating since I've been on my own and I want to completely change the decorating theme; I love all the decorations we bought together but there are too many memories attached to them and at the moment I still can't put them out, so a new approach is needed.

Oh, the photos were taken in Bradford on Avon on Sunday ... they have nothing to do with anything I have written!

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  1. A new approach is a very good idea. Nothing can harm the old memories but sometimes it is right to make new opnes and new traditions.
    Sending love
    xx

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    1. I know that nothing can change my memories but this year, for the first time, I genuinely feel excited about making some new ones. I think I'm in a better place emotionally.

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  2. I like your idea of finding a new Christmas tradition for decorating. I like the photo of the planted Poo Bear which triggers an idea, maybe this year you could have a theme of fresh floral/greenery to go with your fresh approach.

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    1. Good idea but we used to use lots of evergreen foliage so I want to avoid that if I can for the new theme. At the moment I am looking at the possibility of making some origami decorations.

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  3. Oh I like the idea of origami decorations & you can make those yourself ... and that's environmentally friendly.

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    1. And I already have some Christmas papers in my card making stash!

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  4. I hope your knee will feel better after you rest it, Eileen. Maybe ice it a bit to see if that helps?

    Nice pictures - red berries and a green bear! :)

    Some new decorations sounds like a good idea. Sometimes, we tend to cling to the past, instead of embracing the present. I think the origami decorations would be great. You'll be able to make use of papers you have in your stash and have fun making them.

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    1. I tried some ice but it didn't really help this time. I'm keeping my weight off of it as much as I can and will go to the GP if it is no better tomorrow.

      Yes, I have decided that the old decorations were for our old home and this home will have new ones, just a few this year and adding some every year.

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