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Thread #152702   Message #3586723
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
26-Dec-13 - 10:10 AM
Thread Name: Fall into Winter Declutter & Fitness 2013
Subject: RE: Fall into Winter Declutter & Fitness 2013
Maeve got the best Christmas present!!

It was debatable whether to go to the mill/country or stay in the city. The toilet/water situation at the mill caused us to opt for the city. We had a "quiet" day. Our best Christmas present was R happily spending most of the day - after we got up at 10:30 and had a nice brekkie - putting insulation in the non-functional windows in LR and BR. We did not even open the front door -COLD out there!

I trimmed the pots thrown on Monday - a nice bit of work. Staying upstairs helped keep me out of the way of the dust/particulate being generated. When I came down I put on my small mask. Still, coughed a part of night, and now. Need to get this new stuff out of my system.

Also did a bit of re-arranging of the antique artifacts in the LR so the exercycle is less invasive and I actually used it for a few minutes last night.

We had a light supper about 5 and I caught up computer stuff/ Then we watched some TV - movie about the horses of McBride (true and amazing story), Miracle on 34th, the news on CBC (Canadian BC) and an OK music program. A very young girl - looked about 12 - sang Silent Night with utter perfection and a crystal clear voice -Awesome!!! Have no idea who she was but she was the show stopper for me. The "Tenors" were merely good - except for Justin Bieber who should not have been there.

I set my phone on alarm and slept through it "about 10 times". R let me sleep so he dashed off to a 9 am meeting without brekkie. I am concerned that we are sleeping "too much". Bed at 12 and not getting up 'til 10:30 twice in the last week. Hibernation! 7 F this morning but rising today. House is warmer thanks to R's work yesterday. He so enjoyed doing the job that it was nice to watch him happily working away - like an elf in Santa's workshop.

Now I am up and started a load of laundry and the distiller, activated credit card and am sitting here in a bit of a stupor drinking warm water with apple cider vinegar in hopes I will feel like doing more. I suppose a hot bath is needed but R may want to go look for a new TV later, though I expect he will get caught up in work. We'll see.

I suggested we wait 'til people sell their old ones on Craigslist, having gotten new ones in the Boxing day sales or for Christmas. I would like one we can hook the TV into so we have a larger screen and can watch movies from the computer, in fact just about anything we want to see is available on line.

That was our Christmas and a happy one it was.   Now it is time for another cuppa and move the laundry to the dryer --OOPS! forgot to turn off the heater and WOW - did not blow the circuit! YAY!!

Cloudy and light snow falling! We miss the cabin SO much. It was cosy and warm and had all the amenities. It was so beautiful to watch the snow fall there. We would surely have gone there for Christmas but then we would not have a warmer city house!