It was a weekend of as little as possible, topped with a lot of telly watching.
As a teacher I very often put life on hold for a week or two prior to breaking up. Christmas is no exception and is even more stress filled since I also have to plan/organise/sort out for my daughter's birthday.
In fact if I had realised how much more pressured it would make December I would have planned her arrival a lot more carefully!
Our weekend really started on Friday ... which saw the girl child become a teenager! She was lucky enough to break up at lunchtime - some of us had to work until our normal finish time.
On my journey home I remembered that I hadn't picked up a birthday cake that morning. So I diverted to a Tesco express to buy some very gooey chocolate cake.
Following instructions from the new teenager, we had booked a meal at a local Italian restaurant. She was joined there by my parents, her paternal grandmother and her partner, my sister and brother-in-law, and one big brother.
There is a whole post in why the oldest-by-one-minute son wasn't there - but it basically boils down to tiredness.. He was sound asleep when we got home from the restaurant at 9pm and stayed asleep until well gone 10 the next morning.
Saturday morning started by watching 2 naughty Shetland ponies (or a very similar breed) playing 'chase' with their owner. They are kept on a local allotment but obviously had other ideas.
I had hoped to do some crafting, tidying and perhaps a little shopping. Instead I spent the day mainly being a couch potato, whilst my OH and the newly teenage girl went visiting her paternal grandfather.
Of course we had to watch the strictly final, which we thoroughly enjoyed ... although I wonder a little at the fairness of it when some of the contestants have attended drama/theatre schools.
Sunday saw my OH singing carols in the local town centre. The teenage girl and I went along to offer our support.
|There were many more singers than this - and a lady playing the keyboard to accompany them.|
I'm not really sure what happened to the rest of the day - lots of doing bits of this and that. And staying up late watching repeats of very old 'Open All Hours' whilst I sorted this post out!
I hope you have had a restful and productive weekend,
thanks for visiting