Monday 13th December
First things first ... the three items I'd had enquiries about sold over the weekend, all three for my asking prices, so I'm a happy bunny! That's probably it for the decluttering this side of Christmas. There are still unsold items advertised as cash on collection, so there may still be more sales, but I don't plan to do anything else on the decluttering front until the new year.
Procrastination ruled yesterday so although I felt busy-ish when I was pottering about, I actually achieved very little! All of which means that none of the batch cooking was done so that's a priority for today. There's nothing in the diary so I have no excuses ... it's a day of kitchen duties for me with a bit of piano and Italian practice thrown into the mix. I will also be able to have a play with my new air fryer; I originally had a Tefal Genius which was really too big for a household of one and took up way too much room on the worktop in my tiny kitchen so I did a deal with a friend who had bought an Instant Vortex Mini air fryer but which was too small for her family. We negotiated a swap with her adding some cash to make up the value, so now I have a new toy to play with and also almost have enough money towards buying a compact bread maker if I ever make up my mind about getting one!
I still don't feel very Christmassy but hopefully this week will go a long way towards getting me into the spirit of the season. I have made a start on things; the cards are in the post or will be hand delivered this week, and I've made arrangements to meet with a few of my friends to exchange gifts later in the week - we're doing it earlier than usual in case the Covid restrictions change again as the number of cases increase. I now only buy for the under 18s in the family and they prefer to have money so the bank transactions have been set up to transfer on the 23rd - it seems very impersonal but that's what is wanted so I am going with the flow, and to be honest it is much easier for me! I just have to buy a card for Miss C's birthday on Christmas Day so that's on the list for when I go shopping later in the week. I've started on the Christmas music and am enjoying that, but it's not quite the same as playing or singing in a group, and of course I won't be playing with friends in the hospital wards on Christmas Day either. I'm sure if I dig deep enough the spirit is there!