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Friday, 21 December 2012

Ding dong merrily on high!



I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Festive Solstice and Happy Hanukah!

I haven't been here to blog as I've been planning world peace, building an ark, fighting crime, learning all about my new job as a Housing Support Worker to women with mental health issues...

I've been a bit busy to be honest.   I'm not sure where the time has gone, but I am cream crackered.   My husband has been practically house-bound for three weeks with a gammy leg and foot; I've had my birthday and celebrated with dinner with some lovely ladies what I know; I've been last-minute Christmas pressie sorting (I got most of my bits and pieces earlier this year for folk, but always save my husband and son to last to buy for, so I can still feel some of the rush and magic of Christmas shopping) - This year I just wanted to cry, though!   And I didn't have dashing Earl Grey (this is his monument in the centre of Newcastle) to wipe my tears...


I felt a bit weepy owing to the fact that it wasn't very pleasant, traipsing through the shops that evening, barging my way away from rude folk who ought to know better and that made me sad, and I was due to go to college for counselling supervision at 8 p.m. and I was dog-tired, and I was also panicking about what I needed to do for my final assessment for my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and fast running out of time...

I've subsequently sort of decided to postpone my last piece of work, which would have been due to be handed in on 7 January, as it'd only be likely to turn me into an English female version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!   What with the new job starting and everything, I need to be a bit kinder to me, I think.

Said new job is going fine - The service users I'm working with are lovely and interesting women and I feel comfortable working with them, although it's obviously not counselling I'll be doing in this job - That will be my next job, hopefully - Or maybe I'll somehow manage to combine the two - Who knows?!   I don't, for sure.


And so.   Last week at work I decorated a Christmas tree, bundled a wheel-chair user into my car, sniffed a damp hall carpet, patted a dog, chuckled with some grand-babies, and got lost in a massive housing estate - This photo shows just a smidgen of it.   I also found time to get my hair cut as I was starting to look as if I'd been dragged through a hedge backwards.   Voila!

Oops, I forgot you can't see me!


So, my son is home from Uni, I've got a tree to find and decorate, some pressies to sort and wrap, some course-work to complete, some films to watch and the house to clean.   And I'm working Christmas and New Year's eves - Yikes!

Meanwhile in two days off I've done a wash-load for my son, and found that I'd only gone and washed some clean clothes he'd brought home - D'oh!    There are days like these.   And others live in worse states.   As I now know.

Anyhoo, fond blessings to you all.   I'm bound to blog over the Chrimbo, with the onset of rapid cabin fever and so on!


Thank you for entering my giveaway - The two winners are number 1 - The fabulous Mac n' Janet, and number 19 - gorgeous Scriptor Senex , randomly selected by Mr Peg-Leg from the comfort of his sick-bed.

Let me have your postal addresses, peeps, and I'll be sending your sweet little parcels of tat out once the Christmas post starts to behave itself again, I pwomise.

Big hugs to you.   Thanks for visiting and making me love you.

Don't dodge that mistletoe - "It's behind you" - Come 'ere!  

Mwah!



14 comments:

Dicky Carter said...

Merry Christmas to you too. Good to see a post from you pop up in my blog roll.

Clippy Mat said...

Merry Christmas Hinny. Thanks for the picture of the Biker Waal. Made me feel homesick. x

Eddie Bluelights said...

Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year ~ Hugs ~ Eddie x

Gigi said...

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas in spite of the rush, rush, rush. And don't let the grinches in the shops get you down! All will be well on the day!

Take care and God bless, love, Carol

SueAnn Lommler said...

Mwah! Back at ya!
Merry Christmas
Hugs
SueAnn

Linda Metcalf said...

Wishing a calm and Happy Christmas to you and yours!

Expat mum said...

Is that the wall? Looks a lot posher than it used to. Or is it just the sunshine that makes it look nicer.
Congrats on the job, and have a fab Xmas.

Leave It To Davis said...

Goodness, woman, how do you do it all? Do you wear a cape under your clothes? You made me tired just reading about all you have to do and have done. Good luck on your studies and your new job!

I love the mistletoe and kiss...that is very imaginative! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

libby said...

Well done on the job....happy Christmas and a healthy and happy new year.

Free-Fallin' said...

hey, merry christmas !! came to blogger after three years, read your post and and met with christmas cheer! hope i can kickstart writing again, that's the resolution!

Jinksy said...

Popped by to say Hi!... And that blonde hair do is a winner, in my book....Hehehe! XX

Suldog said...

"Mwah!" right back at you (though it took me long enough to know I'd been kissed - sorry about that!)

Scriptor Senex said...

Gosh - a winner!

I haven't been visiting blogs over Christmas - as you may have guessed - but am just about catching up now. As you weill hasve gathered I'm on the letter A as in A Woman of No Importance. I reckon I'll reach Zooborns blog in February or March...

Have a good year and may you end up counselling to your heart's content.

Something I wrote earlier...

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