08 December 2011
to do or not to do, that is the question*
I cannot be the only person having to decide what moves from the to do list to the not to do list, if indeed there such a thing exists in a place other than my own head. Thus I decided that I would not do my advent countdown to Christmas this year. I am missing it, of course, as one does when one decides not to do something. I just thought I needed a break this year. I am, however, delighted to see that both Lara and Joanna are both blogging their way daily through Advent. And then there is the quirky little Geffrye Musuem calendar for a visit. (I am particularly fond of what is behind the door of 4th December which reminds me of days out at the seaside and Sunday morning breakfasts.)
Now here I am at tea time, having done some things on the to do list and some that aren't- a ride on the canal, a yoga lesson with a great teacher, popping in to the doctor's surgery, pestering the man who has had my sewing maching to service for 5 weeks, delivering an electric urn, popping in to my mum with a new duvet, hearing on the radio Annie Lennox singing the Holly and the Ivy and joining in a bit croakily, looking at new printers, planning our WI Christmas market next Tuesday, mending a couple of moth holes in a charity shop skirt, and written this post (now I've listed them I know I've done more than I thought). There are lots of things not done that are on the to do list too. Including sweeping up the stars on the kitchen floor, though it may be several days until I get round to that because I like to see them. And just looking at this strange picture reminds me of Perry Como, one of my dad's favourites, singing Catch a Falling Star.
I hope you find time to catch some falling stars in the next couple of weeks.
*My trip to see the Comedy of Errors tonight may be what has put me in Shakespearean mood.