Sunday, 18 December 2011

Lazy Sunday Afternoon...

... It's getting embarrassing. Up til yesterday I hadn't written a single card, and since Thursday they've started pouring through the letterbox. Including a hand-delivered one from people whose address I don't know*, and even one thrust into my hand by a mate in town yesterday morning. As usual, they are getting blu-tacked up across the mantelpiece, as I never quite get round to putting up ribbon or Sensible Stuff on which to affix them.

So today I set aside the Whole Day to do nothing but write cards. Not that I'm writing that many, its just that they won't stand a chance of getting anywhere in time if I don't send 'em tomorrow. Obviously that freed me up to have a pyjama morning, catching up on blog-reading. And having a few more mince pies. Then it looked quite nice and warm out so I threw on a heap of garments from the pile on the floor and headed out into the garden to put the bulbs in.

     

That may be a tad late, but not as late as New Year's Eve which was when I got round to doing them once. Yep, I'm all about the optimism that post-December 22nd means we get longer days again, and it'll only be 6 weeks or so before some snowdrops and daffodils start poking through.

While I was out there prodding about with the bulbs the 12 year old asked if we were going anywhere - erm, no. Though we could go out for a walk if he wanted... he decided he didn't want, and miraculously the 14 year old came out with me instead. He's just started back at school again, and is being confident about doing things again. I suspected that conning me into upgrading his phone to a blackberry had something of the ulterior motive about it... whereas him having internet on his phone now gives him no reason not to visit our relatives over the christmas holidays. Win-win.

*Before we went out I wrote 2 cards and put in my handbag, just in case, including one for the people whose address I don't know. And strangely enough, who did we bump into on the way home...

14 comments:

Vix said...

I still haven't written any. I could do it today but no doubt I'll find a far more interesting diversion. x

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Looks like a relaxing day! =)

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trashsparkle said...

Vix- loved the delivering-cards outfit you wore the other day; bet those letterboxes were rumbling in appreciation! x

Hi Hope - it was uber-relaxing; always put off until tomorrow what you should do today, an' all that ;) x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I still have writers cramp from doing mine... sustenance is vital. And I've still had a few from people I didn't send them too. Damn it!

trashsparkle said...

Next year I'm doing ONE thing from the Boots ad - making a stamp of the kids' signatures! And maybe mine too... x

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Kim said...

No luck on finding the tree...but I'm over it. Only 4 more days so who cares now? I am wanting to live up to my idea of buying myself a gift and having every one cheer...not sure people in my household have been good enough for Santa this year!

Young at Heart said...

wow...kismet? fate? be careful what you wish......happy christmas!!

trashsparkle said...

ha, funnily enough it was near enough the same spot it had happened last year too! Have a lovely Christmas x

Kaylovesvintage said...

happy christmas

Helga! said...

Happy Holidays,sweetheart!!
I don't do cards,far too lazy!
I do wonder about the differences between cocktail hats,fascinators,headpieces etc etc, though!!!! Might have to address that!XXX

Lisa-Marie said...

I posted my cards the Tuesday before Christmas, which was the very last one for us. And I had to do first class and it was EXPENSIVE.

Merry Christmas.

Clara Turbay said...

Great post.
Happy New year!

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