Tuesday 13th September
I have no idea why, but I don't feel too good today. I must have eaten something that didn't agree with me, not idea what, but I had a bad night and have an upset tummy so can't stray too far from the lavatory ... apologies if you are eating your breakfast when your read this! I will definitely have to cancel my personal training today and luckily have already postponed my planned visit to Joy's home until next week.
In between watching yesterday's historic events I also spend some time thinking about Christmas ... apologies again, this time for mentioning the C word in September. I had already decided on the gifts I'll give this year but still had to come up with some more ideas for my own Twelve Days of Christmas gifts and I also to decide whether I want to make my own Advent Calendar this year. I did pretty well on coming up with ideas for the rest of the Twelve Days gifts so now will go and buy them as soon as possible ... if I wrap them now I will have forgotten what's in each parcel by the time I get to open them. I haven't decided on the homemade Advent calendar yet ... I always get the Jacquie Lawson online calendar so do I really need another? I think it all depends on how and where I decide to celebrate Christmas, but that's a decision still to be made.
My SMART meter, the gas one, has somehow dropped it's connection to the hub which means that my gas supplier isn't getting any information about my usage. They are talking about estimated bills which I've vetoed and am insisting that it is sorted out straight away. With the current economic crisis I want to know exactly what I am using! After a fraught discussion with the customer service department ... apparently it's not possible to send an engineer to reset it and estimated bills are fine according to them ... I finally got through to someone sensible, who has emailed the steps I need to take to reconnect my meter to the hub. I had a go at doing it yesterday but the gas meter is at ground level and bending down to it set off the pains in my eyes and I had to give up. So I've asked S if he will try to sort it out for me and he's going to attempt it when he finishes work today ... fingers are crossed ... I could do without the worry!
It'll be another quiet day today. I will follow the some of the events today - I think King Charles will be in Ireland today so I'll watch that but don't particularly want to watch the Queen lying at rest in St Giles Cathedral. I'm planning to camp out on the sofa, catch up on my sleep and choose a book to read.