After a lazy weekend, aside from visitors and games on Saturday night, the week began well when I noticed a water leak in the boiler cupboard on Monday afternoon :( Made it to T'ai Chi anyway, since an old margarine tub was sufficient to contain it so not too bad. Didn't make it up to Aberdeen on Tuesday as heating guy said he could come round in the afternoon to fix said leak, so had a quick potter in town and then waited in for him. Had fun and games because they had to climb up into the loft to block the water pipe so they could replace the joint into the pump but is now sorted. I voiced my concern that such things come in threes (since the thermostat died last week) and was assured that everything else looked fine. *fingers crossed* the fact that the self-ignition switch on the hob has stopped working will account for 3 and nothing further will go wrong in the immediate future *touch wood* (yes, i'm feeling superstitious...)
Anyway, Wednesday managed to achieve 'naff all and still be half an hour late to pottery :( Realised that several days of not getting out much in daylight had meant my SAD had progressed from just not being able to get out of my bed in the mornings, to being flat, heavy and generally lacking in energy and enthusiasm. Not good :( Anyway, did eventually make it to pottery, although discovered that some stuff I made about 3 weeks ago was still in the cupboard drying and hadn't even been biscuit fired so the idea of making nearly all my pressies has gone out the window :(
Have spent the past 2 days out and about to combat SAD. Yesterday, went over to Amy's for lunch and chit-chat. My bodice is getting new longer laces and posh metal ends so that i loosen the side laces to pull it on and off, rather than unlacing it, and the belt for my new skirt is now a sensible length and i have a matching handbag from the spare fabric :) And today, went to Montrose festive shopping and managed to get the lads' Yule pressies and mcwoof
's Xmas pressie in a fab little shop, where I could have spent a fortune but settled for only treating myself to a wooden woven ring for decorating with stuff, leaves, ribbons etc and the like, as seasonally appropriate, and a really adorable baby brass bell for my altar. Which i must reset soon!
And busy weekend ahead too - Dunblane tomorrow for Helen & Chris's Xmas party, and round to June's on sunday for dinner and tree decorating :)
So hopefully, i'll have more energy by next week. Also, must go out before lunch everyday, if only to trudge round the park in the rain, and no pratting around on here until the afternoon! Still have family pressies, and a few friends to get, but at least i have some cards to write now. It's surprisingly hard to find nice charity seasons greeting cards...
anyway, dinner smells good. Have a good weekend!