Well here I am and almost there!!!! How are you all doing, coping well in the insanity of the run up to Christmas I hope. I mean this happens every year and yet it's the most stressful of times and certainly not good will to all men as the saying goes. I refuse to be stressed by it all, if it's not bought, not sorted, not send, too bad.
I decided to get off early this morning to buy food and pick up medication, so I decided to go to Morrison and get the food there, it meant I could park and go into the pharmacy in the town and also hit M&S for the odd thing. Well worth the effort of getting off my mark early, all dun and dusted and back home by 11 o'clock. But my goodness the rudeness of folk is astonishing, I've had doors let go in my face, almost knocked off my feet by a man who was barging his way through Markies. I even caught a hand trying to pinch a Christmas pudding out of my basket......... well that was the last straw. I caught the wrist belonging to said hand and almost pulled the whole body into the basket. Not letting go of the hand my eyes travelled up to the face and there was a young woman attached to it, boy did I give her a tongue lashing, she didn't even look sorry about it, just annoyed at being caught out. I asked her if there was an emergency that required a Christmas pudding, I mean there could have been, and I would have given mine up if that was the case. She responded with Don't be Stupid!
Now actually by this time I was inwardly ending myself laughing, but keeping a stern face, my response was... rather loudly.. Stupid!! it wasn't me who was trying to pinch a pudding out of another customer's basket. of course this brought other shopper's eyes to the little fracas happening in the midst of them. I was pleased to say she ended up with a red face and marched off in high dudgeon. The other shoppers had a good laugh with me, with various comments about "some people".
I remember another year I saw someone take a turkey crown out of another persons basket as they were passing and the customer was busy looking at the shelves. That was in M&S too, must be something to do with their food. Oh well, it's cheered me up and I'm still laughing about it.
Anyway, I have a little card for you, it's the one I've made for my lovely Hubby;
I couldn't think what to do for him, but these free stamps came to the rescue, especially the sentiment. They are all from Creative Stamping Magazine and coloured with a mixture of alcohol markers. I used Pixi Powders to make a background. Our local craft shop has started stocking them, so I treated myself. I made the drink a chocolate one, he is rather partital to hot chocolate... well cold chocolate and any kind of the stuff.
I'm going over to mind Milo this afternoon, Damian has been working from home these last two weeks, but he needs to go into town, so Gran to the rescue, but he's also asked if I will wrap up Moreen's gifts, and as I'm a nosey person, said I'd be delighted to. So that's my afternoon sorted out.
Thank you for the gorgeous Christmas cards that have been sent to us... you know who you are. It's times like this I wish I had a mantelpiece.
Thank you too for all the lovely comments on my knitted pieces, I hope they go down well with the recipients of them. I've go so many knitting projects I want to start, but can't get on with them as I can't choose what to do.
I'll say cheerio for now, and see you before the Big Day,
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