I’m still here – a bit quiet (my server was down yesterday), but as I’m still in bed fighting the nasty virus, there probably wouldn’t have been much of an edifying nature to report anyway.
The achievement of my week has been briefly feeling well enough yesterday to stagger to the butcher’s and order the turkey for Christmas. So whatever else happens or doesn’t, we will have something to eat on the 25th.
Otherwise, my Christmas preparations have somewhat gone out of the window. I’m very glad I had anyway decided to a) downsize Christmas (although maybe not this much!) and b) do a little bit every day in December. I’m not in an awful state, not yet anyway. The fact that my children have no Christmas presents may develop into a major issue if I don’t start feeling better soon though!
Of course it would help if I had ideas…. I can just about manage the girls – and they were kind enough to give me some reasonable suggestions. But my son’s idea of a Christmas list was to just write ‘an iphone 5’ and that he didn’t want anything else at all. Yeah right, like that’s really going to happen… So I’m now left with trying to buy something for a boy who only wants a flashy show off phone, but would also under protest accept an ipad mini (hahahaha!), neither of which I would buy in a million years. (I should add that the very last suggestion, by which time he was in a VERY bad mood about his stupid parents, who clearly understand nothing at all, was for money, which he would then use to buy one of said gadgets…..duh, no I don’t think we are that stupid!)
What is it with kids today? – it seems boys especially have no interests other than the passive consumption of mindless computer games. And those things really do rot their brains and deprive them of the ability to think creatively and independently. Couple that with the onset of puberty and oh dear, not a good situation…..
So what am I doing with my time other than drinking cold remedy, cancelling all sorts of lovely social events and feeling sorry for myself (my sinuses hurt like anything today, coupled with a runny nose and blinding headache, thank you for asking)….well knitting of course. There’s not a lot else I can do actually, so I’m plodding away at the Austin Hoodie. Tomorrow I may be able to show you a large quantity of shapeless purple knitting.
I can tell you’re looking forward to that!