I am inspired by Viv to get sorted today!
(Two posts today - even my blog is in a muddle.)
The essentials are done and plans are made, though I've sent two presents to one person - does that mean I've missed someone else? - and who knows what cards I've missed and whether all will arrive before the day. A book I ordered for a friend on 24th November has not arrived yet... My decorations are as I want them (except I have not had the heart or the energy to get up into the loft and fit the lights in the apex window since Barry died...) but the ones I haven't used are spread around the guest room. The rest of the house is a mess, a muddle, a guddle....to extend the dining table I had to remove a chair and a heater to another room, the large dishes I used for the last big meal are still sitting around the kitchen, wrapping paper and stray cards are on every surface and there are dead flowers in the kitchen. I've still to launder and return the huge red tablecloth I borrowed from my daughter before she even got it home from the shop :-)
No, no photographs! (You know I only show you the nice bits.) It looks too much like the before photos in Marie Kondo videos - well not that bad perhaps.
Outer order means inner calm, and they're playing Bach on Radio 3 today.
So instead of sitting here in my dressing gown writing this, I had better get up and at it. I just put the water on to heat for my egg and forgot to put the egg in. Really. Heeelp!
Oh, and on Monday I took the vacuum cleaner to bits and I can't get it back together again.
Viv will cheer me on I know.