Action makes more fortune than caution.
Unfortunately not much action has taken place with Project 333 which was my quest to sort out my wardrobe which I wrote about in my last post. I have been so busy I haven't had time to move onto Day 2 - but watch this space.
This is my favourite time of year - the run-up to Christmas. But this year is very different for me. This year I will not be going back to work after the holidays. I have received my final paycheck. I have received a redundancy payment which I will have to live on for the next 8 months before there is any question of receiving unemployment benefits.
On Thursday we - my mother, my daughter R, P:-), myself and the darling grand-dog Jasper- went for our weekly walk around Wollongong Harbour. It was a beautiful morning. For some reason there was a flock of gulls congregated in the shallows along the path.
The sun sparkled over the water at North Beach
The rest of Thursday and all day Friday I spent madly cooking. P:-)'s five children and their partners and his 4 granddaughters were coming for a pre-Christmas lunch at his place. I was cooking. This was part of my Christmas present to P:-). My big worry was not having enough food so as usual I over catered. But we had a lovely time.
P:-) has a smallish house but we enjoyed decorating it and setting the table.
|Table set for lunch|
The four little granddaughters range in age from 3 years to 8 weeks. So it was quite noisy, but in a lovely way.
P:-) and I are very close and spend a lot of time together but for a number of reasons we currently live separately so meanwhile I hung a wreath on my front door. The wreath itself is plain and I decorate it. This year I just hung four silver ornaments on it and was quite happy with the effect.