Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sunny day

Not that I've been out in it much. We were at a marriage blessing and party yesterday evening, and although we were in bed by one a. m., we were both pretty tired today. We've been doing exciting things like dusting and hoovering the sitting room, and trimming the guinea pigs' toenails. What an exciting life we lead.

When I'm tired, I find it very easy to rationalise eating junk, because it seems logical that I need an energy boost. However, we don't have any. We don't have any exciting food at all, with the exception of the leftover sweeties from Hallowe'en. There was a very low turn-out of guisers this year - we bought four bags of assorted sweeties and lollies and only emptied one. Fortunately for me, I don't find Love Hearts and Fruity Pops particularly tempting, or not in large quantities.

At work on Friday, one of my colleagues had the local radio station on, and it was already broadcasting Christmas adverts. I know that IKEA has had Christmas stuff in for a while already, but I just can't quite get my head around it yet. It seems like ages - and yet, I have eight days of leave to take before the end of the year, and I can't quite think how I'm going to fit them in, since I only work three days a week. Take two weeks off completely, and go home at lunchtime on four Fridays? Take one day off every day? I have no pressing reason to take time off at a particular date, so I'll have to see what suits everyone else.


Tanya Brown said...

It's only two days after Halloween, and already we're being blasted with Christmas "cheer".

Bah, humbug! To paraphrase the winemaker Paul Masson, "I will celebrate no holiday before its time".

PastaQueen said...

I haven't seen any Christmas stuff yet, but I haven't been shopping much.

K said...

I thought you transatlantic people got a big fuss over Thanksgiving in between Hallowe'en and Christmas? Clearly I have been misinformed.

I haven't seen much actual Christmas stuff either, but I did see a hotel advertising that booking had opened for Christmas lunches. This was in August.

Loth said...

Sainsbury's had their Christmas stuff on display before Halloween. Sigh. Oh, and my sons say they will happily come round to your house and dispose of your leftover Halloween contraband. They are very kind that way.