Friday, 23 September 2016

I'm going to use the 'C' word

Oh yes, my Christmas heart is certainly a-flutter.

As any Christmas crafter knows now is the time to start on that list of handmade gifts and decorations, and perhaps the more hardcore Christmas crafters have already started on their lists! I've not set my sights too high this yes... usually the festive period comes with the disappointment of not making it through my list of handmade gifts on time. We've all been there with our Christmas card list at least! The Aries in me likes to start out with enthusiasm and high hopes, then it kind of fizzles off. Last year was the exception when I managed to crochet a little hanging stocking for every member of my family. This year I'm not completely sure what, if anything, I'm making as gifts but I do have my heart set on a pretty Christmas heart garland to hang above my kitchen window. That sounds callous of me not committing to hand making gifts but it's important that I not put the extra pressure o myself right now. If I do, I do. If not, it's not the end of the world.

Tonight is the beginning of a week I'll be spending at home alone. At this moment I'm propped up in bed watching World War Z and of course, writing.
I'm bloody knackered after this morning's early start and from being up so late last night with sick bubbas. It's only 8pm and it feels like midnight. I had some wonderful Thai food for dinner.. it seems Thai is my go-to fortnightly Friday food.

So the plan for the rest of the evening is to indulge in a little zombie movie watching, maybe crochet another heart for my garland and then sleeeeeep. Tomorrow I'm going to catch a bus into town and pick up a new cage for our newest family member. Meet 'bird'. He's a pretty little baby budgie who didn't have the best start to life. Too many of his wing feathers have been clipped and his tail feathers are a mess apparently from having a swing too close to the cage. He'll be right as rain though once they all grow back and I hope we'll provide him a happier home. He doesn't really have a name yet, I thought I'd let my eldest name him since technically Mr. Budgie is his birthday present but I have a feeling he may end up being called 'bird'.

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