I feel as things have been full on lately, December is like that isn't it. I have been trying over the last few weeks to have a good sort out. I find as I get older I just don't want all the 'stuff', you know, those things you keep just in case and then find and think, why did I keep that?
I've sorted and reduced the amount of Christmas decorations, some things I didn't want I've sold on Facebook and a large bag of things including some household items have gone to the charity shop. I have another bag full in the garage to take when i'm going past again. Mark will be happy that there is less to store :-)
I've listed another four things on fb this morning and sold three of them right away so I'm happy that they are going to be used instead of hidden in a box anything that doesn't sell by Christmas week I'll take to the charity shop.
I get overwhelmed when there is too much around, can't be helped this time of year though, our small bedroom looks like Santa's grotto with all the children's presents and I haven't bought as much this year! At least I know these will all be gone in another couple of weeks :-)
I've only dressed the mantles in each room so far, we have no Christmas tree to put up at the moment, yes, I got rid of that too, I'm being ruthless, lol.
We bought the two lanterns above for by the fireplace a few weeks ago, I've got lights and Santa in the larger one and I found out one of those battery candles for the smaller one. I was confused last weekend, when I went to bed on Saturday I said to Mark don't forget to turn off the candle and lights before you come up. On Sunday morning when I opened the blinds the candle was off, when I went in the room again on Sunday evening the candle was on. I asked |Mark if he had put it on, he said, no, and it wasn't on for me to switch off when I came to bed last night either. Strange.
The same thing happened on Monday. I mentioned to Joanne that we had a magic candle and it was a mystery, she said no mum, they turn themselves off, they are on a timer, whatever time you first put them on that's the time they will come on each day and they only stop on for a certain time!!! doh. Neither me nor Mark had even thought of this, lol, we MUST be getting old😂😂
Here are today's lovely advent goodies
See you tomorrow