Being a postie at Christmas is a bit of a nightmare, especially in this age of internet shopping and mail order. The parcels were brutal, 20 huge bags full on Monday, hundreds and hundreds of things to be delivered.
It was a quiet Christmas Day for us, as only Mereth's son Matt was here. Somehow it seemed busier than usual. We had a nice Christmas lunch with Matt and the dogs at my place, and watched a DVD in the afternoon. Then it was time to drop Matt home, and go round to the brother's place for Christmas dinner. I came home from there around 9.30 ,and I was too tired to do anything more than sleep.
This morning I had to catch up on email and work stuff, then it was time to go to friends for lunch, and we had a thoroughly lovely time. The weather is beautiful, perfect for sitting in their back garden and chatting for hours on end. It was very relaxing. Now it's time to get ready for an evening meal with Liz and John, who are on their way home from Adelaide. I have had only an hour or two to spend alone, the socialising has been great, but means there has been no sewing taking place. And it's back to work tomorrow, delivering all the parcels that didn't make it in time for Christmas.
Only two more work days, and then we get a four day weekend. I hope to get the green and yellow quilt in one piece, and most of the Dear Jane assembled. I'm aiming to have both done by New Year's Eve, which is entirely possible. I've started putting the strips together on the design wall, and it should be easy sewing.
And then there will be a collossal clean up of the sewing area. The place is full of scraps, and I'm not in the mood to be dealing with them. Mereth's going to get the whole lot I think.
And she won't complain a bit.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and that there are relaxing times for all of us between now and the New Year.