Today, I did not turn on the computer till supper time. I hope you are all picking yourselves up from the floor. This is an all time record for me. I have so much to do and today was the day to get it all done. I know we are all aware of how fast time speeds by when we are cruising about reading all the wonderful posts from all over the world. Hours disappear. This is not good.
Anyway. Here I am. I have wrapped all the presents, and I have written the cards. I have half cleaned the house, and I have done the shopping. I have finished more cushion covers. I have even vacuumed most of the house.
I do not, however, have a tree up, and this is a really strange feeling. The house does not feel right. But, as I am away for the Christmas season, and my sons are celebrating Christmas down south, and my daughter even further down south, there was no need to put it up. Sigh. It feels all wrong, somehow. But there is also the fact that I could not consider crawling around the attic right now. Hmmm. That was the decider. That and the fact that I opened the shed door in the garden, where the tree is kept, and it looks like Miss Haversham's drawing room. The cobwebs could be world record beaters. So I shut the door.
My sister's home will make up for my distinct lack of decoration. And I will be there soon, and you will see all, I promise. This will also the very first Christmas I will celebrate without any of my children with me. It will be very different. But I will be with my sister and her huaband and my Mum, and I will be in Switzerland in winter. Very special. If you happen to tune in to the international ski jumping championships next weekend on tv, they are from Engelberg, the place I am going to. And you will see how beautiful it is there and why I love it so much. You never know, you may even see me in the crowds! I will be the one with 2 Leki poles.
The cleaning stuff calls. And I have more exercises to do. The Bath appointment is being processed, and I am delighted that I will be going to the specialist centre for CRPS after Christmas. Thank heavens. I will be back.