Comfort – Day#4
How does reasonable day dissolve into a complete mess and make you a miserable old bat? Christmas comfort? Bah humbug!
When I woke up it was OK. I had to have a blood test to check I can still take my thyroxine then we were going to do our food Christmas shopping. You know – pickles, cake (yes, I don’t make one!), beer, spirits.
Blood taken by 8.40am and went to make an appointment to see the doctor when they come back. First appointment available was Christmas eve at 8.30 or I could have 5pm!! How does that happen? No doctor around for 8 days! I wasn’t asking to see a particular doctor – just one who can read test results and take blood pressure.
The day went downhill from there!
Now, usually I love this bit of Christmas. We save through the year and our Christmas fund includes money for presents, visits and food. We don’t go over board, particularly since Nick had his health scare but we do treat ourselves to some nice things that are a bit naughty too.
My mood was such that I just couldn’t be bothered. Did I care what size jar of piccalilli we bought? Did I have a preference of the brand for our small bottle of Scotch? How many packets of bread sauce should we get?
The answer to most of them was ‘WHATEVER!’ which was not fair to hubby who was desperately trying not to make me crosser.
We have our decorations up which means the settee is in comfort mode. That is where it is put on Friday evenings for me to settle down ready for my pasta supper cooked by hubby. Yes, I’m a spoilt brat I know.
Sitting down having a post shopping coffee I began to feel a bit calmer and to be honest was thinking what I could post for Day #4. Looking around at our trinkets I realised that we seem to have a fetish for trees. Lots of them, whether they are small on a shelf, lit up or on the stairs, are in the shape of a Christmas tree.
Now I used to live in the New Forest in Hampshire so do love trees and have to visit regularly for my fix of nature but I didn’t realise the forest was that much of a comfort to me.
Are all your decorations of the same thing?
The day isn’t over yet and will include a Skype session with my brother and sister-in-law in New Zealand. I’m feeling better and hope a nice relaxing bath will really settle me. Let’s hope tomorrow brings a better mood ALL DAY!
What settles your mood and brings you comfort?