The first part of this week has been busy, not with work but but with Christmas preparations and my birthday. When working from home I use our dinning room and as a result the corner where our Christmas tree stands had been used as a storage area for my work books and folders. I needed to go through them and decide what I needed to keep at home until after Christmas and what could be returned to the office. I am teaching on line this week and next and the first week back after New Year. Once the area was clear I was able to put the tree up. All the items for the office are sat in the boot of my car.
Tuesday was my birthday. I had students online but we finished about 3 p.m. so John and I went to our local pub for a late lunch. We had a table by the log fire and the food was delicious. Later in the evening we had a family dinner and a lemon drizzle birthday cake. We had a zoom link up with Katy and her kitten Rothko. It was a fun way to spend the evening. Richard had ordered flowers to be delivered. I'm busy wrapping parcels on the table so couldn't get a great photo but the flowers are beautiful.
This week I have been doing mending, boring but needs doing. I also worked on some hexies for my Grandmothers garden quilt on Sunday evening. I had planned to work on the millennium sampler but I just didn't feel like it. Today however was different. I was in an online work meeting for 3 hours and once I'd dealt with my part in the proceedings I pulled out the cross stitch. I had to stay in the meeting so that it was quorate but I couldn't do any work as I needed to listen to what was happening and make an occasional contribution. I got quite a lot of stitching done. I love online meetings where you have your video off and mic muted. The bottom border is moving along nicely as a result of my morning's stitching.
Tomorrow I am teaching online and then I need to pack as John and I are away for the weekend and will be leaving early on Friday morning. A visit to my favourite quilt shop is on the agenda and I have birthday money to spend. We have plans to do some walking, some exploring, relaxing and just enjoying a change of scenery. I'll drop the books and folders into the office on the way past. The drive is always fun as it gives us a chance to just be the two of us. It's great having Lucy and Richard living with us but sometimes its nice to just be a couple.
Now I need to calculate the fabric I need to finish the Austen Family Album quilt. I wonder if I can finish it before the end of the year?