Sunday, December 23, 2018

Two days to go and it doesn't feel like Christmas / Yule / Saturnalia as the weather is mild and wet with grey skies. Shopping all done not that we buy much with food bought for the main meal and the two days plus some wine, cheese and mince pies. The adverts on all media have been banging on about Christmas and the need for buying the latest gadget. Shopping adverts with happy, smiling multicultural multigenerational families and friends showing perfect lives amidst snowy winter scenes reminiscent of a Disney film. Happily, the mute button on the TV or avoiding the TV altogether is the answer. 

As you can see from the photo above I have been getting some model building done although Maisie was determined she wasn't go to move from her favourite spot. She loves that box and when that build is complete I will use the box for storage of spare plastic parts and leave it in place for her to sleep on. She gets anxious and over grooms, hence the various bald spots in her fur. So any little thing to reduce her anxiety helps. Aside from the modelling it has been a busy month at work and not slowing down. Demand is outstripping our capacity to meet it and so I have neglected the blog  as tiredness has set in. Early nights and a very necessary recharging of my batteries each night. I find that as I get older I no longer have the stamina or energy by each Friday evening and my weekends are most welcome for rest and recuperation. I think I have officially become an old bugger! I have Christmas and Boxing days off but I am working the rest of the week as part of the skeleton crew which will keep the team going over the holiday.

Mrs C.  is still using the nicotine patches and apart from a 30 gram pack of tobacco each Wednesday evening following attendance at the smoking cessation meeting she has abstained from smoking. She has rediscovered a sweet tooth though and a keen sense of smell has also returned. As previously stated in an earlier blog she also has more money in her purse which she regards as a welcome bonus.
Otherwise little else of note and I suspect this blog may well be neglected over the next few weeks as I have revalidation for my nursing qualification to complete before March as well as attending to my work. I have also been looking at 'new' used cars, that is a smaller and more economical car which shouldn't require too much outlay. I still have a hankering for a camper van but realistically the vans I can afford would not be suitable for work with the mileage I have to do. I still miss the old Suzuki WagonR and I do like the small Suzuki's on offer. So I have set a list that any car will have to meet: cheap but less than 3 years old, low mileage, comfortable, a DAB radio and air con, economical and will last for the next five years. The Celerio and Ignis do meet these requirements but who dreams up these names? I keep thinking of salad vegetables! The Mazda I currently drive is a lovely car but at ten years old and needing work done every time I service or MOT it, as well as being a thirsty beast, I  think I will be trading it in next year. It's also quite difficult for Mrs C. and me to manoeuvre ourselves in and out of. Again, dreaded ageing rears its ugly head! 



Anonymous Blue Witch said...

I do know what you mean about the ageing lark. Not fun is it?

Hope you manage to have a good relax over the next couple of days, and that the general populance manage not to need your ministrations for the rest of the week.

Happy FOTCRâ„¢!

9:02 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

Happy Yule BW!

Ageing most definitely is not fun! Comfort, warmth and anything to ensure my poor old bones are rested helps. Cycling, rugby and lack of common sense as a youngster is what I blame. Being rear ended in two RTA's hasn't helped either. Never mind, we just bugger on and enjoy what life brings us.

12:39 pm  

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