Me on Monday ... is on the mend and feeling much better. Thank you for all your kind comments.
Today was supposed to be an 'at home' sort of day but I realised that I hadn't posted my Christmas cards (even though I'd written most of them in November), so a trip to the Post Office was a necessary evil this morning, and I decided to finish the rest of the odds and ends of shopping while I was out. All I have to do now is the vegetable shopping, but that needs to wait until nearer the big day. Some of the cards may not arrive until after Christmas now, even though I forked out for 1st class post ... but it's the thought that counts isn't it!
Apart from carol playing on Saturday morning, I haven't done very much at all over the weekend, except pamper myself and try to get over the cold. I've mostly been reading and watching TV. I saw the live version of The Sound of Music yesterday, which I'm glad to have seen but, in some way that I can't quite put my finger on, seemed to lack the energy and charm of the film version.
Later today, I'm going to read Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol, but I'm waiting for it to be darker so I can light the candles and create the sort of atmosphere this story needs ... imagine the blinds closed, a darkened room, with pools of light thrown out by the candles. I'll have some homemade mince pies and a mug of chili hot chocolate and I'll be snuggled up on the sofa, with my new throw wrapped around me. Yes, I'm definitely starting to feel Christmassy!
I'm playing the flute tomorrow at three sessions in retirement homes, each one lasting one hour. I'm really looking forward to it because I'll be playing the main melody for once. I just need to find a red top to wear and then I'm all set!
Hope you all have a good week and don't have too much left to do to get ready for the 25th.
Linking with Sian at From High in the Sky.