Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Happy December

Current work: revisions – French duo book 1
Listening to: Def Leppard/various French piano music/Nirvana
Reading: (no time!!!)

Can’t believe it’s December already. And I am way behind. Haven’t written cards, haven’t posted presents – arrgh. Need to get revisions finished. (And somebody has decided to take time off this week. Yes, I’d love to take time off with him, but why couldn’t he do it next week instead? Why are men incapable of synchronising diaries? And why can’t men play the X-box QUIETLY?)

Had son off sick yesterday, too, installed on sofa with Star Trek, blanket, dog, glass of iced water and bowl for throwing up. (I looked in on him frequently, but it also meant I didn’t do as much yesterday as I’d intended.)

Today is usually guitar, but lovely Jim has been très accommodating and moved my lesson to Thurs. (Also have a blood test on Thurs, so guitar will be good for relaxing me before needle goes in arm. Ah, the joys of an underactive thyroid.) Am not visiting Dad this week, as the last two visits have been pretty fraught. Anyone who has someone close with dementia will know exactly what I mean by needing time to regroup before the next onslaught.

Today… nose to grindstone, and probably working on the laptop to avoid the distraction of the internet. Here’s this month’s calendar pic – and may December be a kind one for you.


Jan Jones said...

I think you're doing the best thing. It's very easy to wear yourself ragged. You must look after yourself now and again.


Lacey Devlin said...

I love those calender pics! I'm backing Jan and order you to take care of yourself :D If you ever work out why they can't play the Xbox quietly let me know - strange species of human that they are :D

Shirley Wells said...

Why can't men do *anything* quietly?

I'm way behind with Christmas too. I had a bit of splurge and that's it. Not a single card written.

Glad to hear you're going to regroup. As Jan says, it's very easy to wear yourself out. Take care!

Kate Hardy said...

Jan - absolutely. I'm listening. :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Lacey - yup, am listening. (And I don't think I'll ever work out the answer to that question...)

Kate Hardy said...

Shirley - because they only have one X chromosome. (Sorry. Mine's been noisy today. Though he did go and get me some codeine tonight and a hot water bottle, so he's not all bad! Hopefully I can get to see the osteopath this week to straighten my back out again - sigh, first time it's gone for *ages*.)