Wednesday Wind Up; December is nearly half through.

There are so many people eager to see the back of this year. I must admit, I am one of them. I just feel trapped under a large boulder at the moment. No one thing, but lots of little things, just getting to me, making me feel on edge, worried, stressed. And i don't do stress well.

To the wind up.

What am I reading this week?

I am back on the Hardy again. It struck me that I only have this novel and then Tess and Jude the Obscure to read and I will be finished with the novels. So, The Woodlanders it is, almost exclusively until I am finished and then... well, probably some light romance or a good old murder for Christmas.

What have I watched this week?

I watched the first part of Rillington Place with Tim Roth playing Christie earlier this week. we have the last two parts saved up to watch, so later on this week may be a space to watch them. We also have the interview episode of the Apprentice on tomorrow. I love that episode, every year, because it lays the candidates souls bare. Mind you, I have an interview for a second job tomorrow, so it may be a bit too close to the bone for me!!

Where have I been this week?

Work, work, work. Oh, and the markets at Manchester, but I posted about those. Long, dark, cold nights don't encourage me to get up and go out. I went to choir practice on Monday. That just feels such a release of happy feelings, especially when you have a song in harmonies and it fills the church. Love it. I should find a choir, but I want a posh Rock Choir, really. I want my music to read and pop songs to sing.

How has my spending gone this week?

I signed up today for Hibernate 2017 at Beauty That Moves. I did it last year and it was beautiful; a pause from life. I wasn't very good at keeping it up, but the weekly readings gave me a clue what to do. This year I've shared the cost with an absolute stranger on Facebook. We'll be in the closed group together, so that will be a wonderful way to get to know someone else.

What are my WIPs this week?

Mermaid blanket. And I have a Christmas Tree garland that I could finish in an evening if I just put my brain to it. Lorelai has... or may have... another chest infection. I am too wound up to do anything intellectual, so crochet it may be tonight.

Any Other Business

Just Christmas... wrapping, cooking, baking, shopping, trying to keep my head above water. I am getting a walk outside every lunchtime, just 10 minutes or so, to get air into me.

And apologies for no pictures today. You'll just have to close your eyes and imagine it all.


  1. I've got a few Christmas themed books to read this month and I've enjoyed what I've read so far. We've been watching Rillington Place too, I've got the final episode taped, just haven't had chance to watch it yet. We love The Apprentice, not sure who will win this year though, not long before we find out now. Good luck with your interview, I hope it goes well. Awww, poor little piggy, I hope Lorelai is on the mend soon.

  2. Good luck with the interview, or if you've had it I hope it went well.
    My Christmas plans went out the window when my cold hit and then other things happened, as they tend to do, so I'm with you on the keeping head above water scenario.
    I probably won't get back before Christmas so I shall wish you and your lovely family a very merry Christmas.
    Lisa x


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