I am in a bit of a slump. They finally have the office warmer than the arctic tundra, thank goodness, but poor sleep and general hip-and-back pain has me hobbling around with a cane this week. I did drive yesterday but grocery shopping apparently was too much judging by how I feel today. If there wasn’t a big web meeting that no one else can attend this afternoon then I probably would have stayed home. I briefly considered working from home but I know that I would have fallen back asleep and missed the call. Sometimes, you can just tell.
I have figured out a few more family gifts for the holidays and am waiting for packages to arrive. I also have my electric blanket now and am looking forward to trying to out, most likely tonight. The winter birds are arriving in droves. In addition to the wading birds that we have all year ’round, the ducks are back including the Mergansers with their distinctive profiles. I still can’t find where I hid the birdseed so I will have to buy more to refill the already-empty feeder (which will guarantee that I find the missing bag). The cats love the show and Pilot especially is practising his stalking skills (from the wrong side of the window, of course).
I did make a new tree ornament- an idea that I had last year but never got around to. I’ll post a picture on my crafting blog soon-ish. The embroidery came out fairly well considering how my hands are right now. I am slowly refreshing old embroidery skills, but doubt that I’ll make these as gifts (or at least not for this year).
I am doing a fair job of catching up on things I Don’t Like To Do (mostly medical bills and paperwork) and Friday I get my sleep machine, which is a relief (and hopefully will be a help for this exhaustion). Mostly, I am looking forward to the winter break. The four-day weekend was so nice, sleeping until I felt rested, lots of time to get things done and to do some fun things, too. Hubby had to almost literally drag me out of the house. :} It makes readjusting to my work schedule harder though- I just want these weeks to fly by, so I can get back to delightfully loafing. I am seriously considering taking on the Christmas turkey this year and am flirting with the idea of hosting the whole dinner, but right now my body thinks that is a very silly idea.