We've all been there - slept badly, got up too early, wanted to go back to bed but when you do, sleep evades you. Yup, that was my sort of day today. I had just gone back to bed when our eldest daughter phoned, on the way to the train station (a meeting in London, which did little to encourage my nerves to relax), and as my husband obviously couldn't hear it, I had to throw back the bedclothes, grab my dressing gown and hurtle along the landing in a state of undress which is not at all seemly in someone my age and shape!
We talked and talked, because she's feeling stressed and worried at the moment and when I finally returned to a hot bed (having had the presence of mind to switch the electric blanket up to 3 as I was galloping past the end of the bed), I had freezing cold feet and they never warmed up, I never got back to sleep again, and after 20 minutes or so I gave up trying and got dressed again (in the dark still as the heavy curtains were still pulled). This is where the knickers-inside-out part came to pass. Ah well, it is meant to be unlucky to notice and change them before midday (WHERE did I get THAT gem from I wonder? School days I suspect.)
Anyway, my guilty conscience soon had me wrapping up presents, printing off Amazon gift vouchers from the internet, and sealing up parcels to send (MUST book the My Hermes ones in a minute). I took a couple of parcels to the PO to post and ticked off the card list. What slows me down is writing the little catch-up notes for more distant friends or relatives who we are only in touch with at Christmas.
I managed a little bit more of my x-stitch pattern, and have nearly finished the lighter green Mistletoe leaves, then it will just be the Merry Christmas underneath to stitch, and to sew it up into a tree hanging. The colours aren't true in this photo, but you get the general idea. I'm going to do a couple of little house ones next.
I have also spent a couple of hours this afternoon photographing and describing some stuff to go on Fleabay. One item in particular had to have proper research done to validate its military connection. That was the fun part of the day.
No meat for tea, although I will be having fish, and I have frozen the pile of vegetable fritters I made last night and will have them again with a spicy chilli tomato sauce to give them some flavour.
How has your day been? I hope you achieved what you set out to. I had a new Phil Rickman book arrive (well, a novella, which means I could read it very quickly and am tempted) so I'll read the first few pages of that after tea.