Thursday 8th December
Let's start with the best news ... my newest great-nephew was born yesterday at 1pm. We don't know his name yet but he's the first child of my brother's daughter, my youngest niece, and mum and baby are both doing fine. I can't believe my brother is now a granddad!
Apart from that I don't really have much to tell you today. It's got considerably colder so a day at home in the warm is the place to be. I will be indulging in a couple more treats for myself ... I counted up my Twelve Days of Christmas gifts and seem to be two short. I don't know how that has happened as I was convinced I'd bought them all so will give some thought to what else I'd like and get it all ordered today. I also need to finish writing my Christmas cards and get them in the post, not that I have any confidence they will arrive before Christmas Day but at least I will have tried.
I always think of myself as being a lucky person and once again a possible solution for increasing my exercise sessions at home has presented itself just when I need it. Goldster, the organisation I use for the nutrition classes has added some new classes which started this week and two of them are suitable exercise classes for my current level of ability. One is a seated Thai Chi class and the other is 30 minute general exercise class so, if I can tweak other commitments easily, I will give them a go. I'd completely forgotten about Goldster's other offerings but there are lots of other exercise classes, yoga, Pilates, etc. to consider as well so one way or the other I should be able to find something suitable. There's also a new calligraphy class and a nature sketchbook class which I'm keen to try out and the best bit is that it's all covered by my current membership fee so I won't need to find any extra money every month. I'll still buy the weights Amy has suggested so I think that with Amy's training, one or two of the Goldster classes and my Christmas Day gift to myself (for a fun approach to exercise!) I will have plenty of options and won't need to worry about joining a gym. I'm excited about the possibilities!