One of my friends has been trying to instil me with a can-do rather than an Oh-my-goodness kind of attitude lately. It is partly to do with all that is going on healthwise, homewise and familywise. (Are they even words?) She suggested that instead of writing a catch-up list for readers of all that had been happening, that it would be better to give a flavour of what will be happening. Maybe that is a good idea. On the other hand, lots of people are starting to wake up to the fact that Christmas is just around the corner, resulting in a kind of subdued hysteria. See what I mean – an immediate riposte in a negative or alternative manner?
We celebrated by watching Love Actually last night. It is a feel-good romcom and was supposed to soothe our troubled souls and make Christmas seem like less of a chore and more of a pleasure. One thing the film did not do, was show the mystery and magic of Christmas as Christian festival. Yes there was a nativity – but with a lobster and an octopus . . . . . . . . . . OK so it was irony, but real candles and carols would be better. If I am honest, this is one of the times in the year when I miss being a Minister in a parish
So here are some of the things that are keeping me busy:
- Big change in my sight, resulting in new spectacles and thicker lenses.
- Extra blood tests and health check-ups.
- A removal for Son #3 which involves a lot of clearing up and clearing out.
- AGM of the Community Garden
- Campervan Repairs and Service
- Urgent dental work
- Keeping up (however reluctantly) with world affairs and trying not to get despondent.
- The Usual Dance Classes
- Perhaps a trip to Oban to go to a Tea Dance – Yes, A real live Tea Dance.
- Cards, shopping, organising and all the usual paperclog