Saturday, 29 December 2012

So that was it then! It never ceases to amaze me how quickly it is all over.
I hate the way that Boxing Day has been hi jacked by the retail sector.  My poor daughter has had to work Boxing Day the last few years and it does take the shine off Christmas.  I cannot comprehend why people cannot wait just one more day before they have to hit the shops again.  


We have had a lovely time here at the Heartshaped House.  We all enjoyed our Christmas Day lunch - even though I forgot to cook the sprouts!

I had a bit of a shock on Christmas Eve at a hospital appointment that I thought was going to be just routine - and turned out not to be.  I have a bit of a health issue that I am having looked at (turns out you can go shopping between Christmas and New Year, but you can't get your health sorted out! ).  Posting might be a bit intermittent for a while, but I will still get chance to read yours hopefully.

66 comments:

greenthumb said...

Glad you you had a lovely Christmas, hope all is ok with you.

Carol said...

Hi Diane, glad you had a good Christmas. I feel sorry for those who had to work, my friend said the shop she works in was 'manic'. I've avoided the sales so far.
Hope your health issue can be sorted quickly and that you have a Happy New Year.
Carol xx

Mister D said...

Hope you go on ok - take care in 2013

Miss Holly said...

Boy....did you ever put that exactly!!! " so that was it then !!" love it....and so right on....this year was a bit too big for me...my own doing mind you...I can not say no and I could not bear to think of anyone alone......but......it was just too many people....it seems I cooked for days and whoosh ...it was all gone!! We had 8 extra....that's a lot...I never ate at all!
Oh well....
I'm so sorry you've got things to deal with....lots of xxxxxxxxxxxx's your way.....
If you ever need a friend to friend ...e mail me anytime....I was in health care for all my working career...
Happy new year to you ...and thanks for all the lovely post this past year...I enjoyed every one!!!!! Xxxxx

Rosie said...

I try not to go in any shops - except for basics like milk and etc - until after New Year. I do hope all will be well, Diane - lots of virtual hugs coming your way, take care:)

elsy said...

glad you had such a good day diane.....everything crossed for you to get 'things' sorted pronto x

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane

I have no doubt there was enough to eat without the sprouts!
Thinking of you, in prayer, and asking for positive and healthy results. Happy New Year

Helen xx

Mac n' Janet said...

I never shop after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) or after Christmas, they could easily close the stores both days.
Hope you're ok, will be thinking of you.

topchelseagirl said...

Hope there is nothing serious wrong and that it is sorted quickly.
I was the only one that wanted sprouts this year - and I got them.
I had to work Boxing Day, but at least I got Christmas Day off this year.

josiecrafter said...

Hello Diane
I hope the health issue is sorted out quickly and that you won't be in too much pain or discomfort.
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year,
xxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Hi - hope your health issue is resolved quickly. Take care x

Lyn said...

Hope everything is ok Diane, glad you had a good Christmas even without the sprouts! Xxx

Maggie said...

I hope that you manage to get appointments sorted out soon - just waiting and not knowing what's going on is just so worrying and tiring and debilitating. I send you my best wishes for a happy New Year, and my hopes that any worries you have are groundless. Best wishes (and cyber hugs if you feel able to accept them) from Liverpool.

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane

Hope you get a hospital appointment very soon and hope your health issue is sorted quickly

Sister of two bones x

Little Blue Mouse said...

Hi Diane,
I hope your health issue is sorted out very soon.
Wishing you all the very best for 2013.

Young at Heart said...

shops are definately off limits for the forseeable future...... I find the less you enter them the less you need........I do hope the health issue gets resolved quickly don't panic....happy & healthy new year!!x

Rowan said...

Diane, I'm really sorry that all is not as it should be with your health. I really hope that it is something easily resolved and that all will be well (in all senses of the word!) in 2013.
If you'd forgotten to cook the sprouts in this house nobody would have been in the least bit bothered!I do them every Christmas but I'm the only one who actually likes them. .

lovethosecupcakes said...

I can think of one person here who'd be very happy if I forgot to cook the sprouts! Hope the health issue turns out to be nothing more than a little blip.

pastcaring said...

Christmas without sprouts? Surely that's against the law, Diane?!
Yes, it comes and it goes, doesn't it, after all the effort and expense and build up... Town was mad the day after Boxing Day, Next seemed to be operating a one-in-one-out policy! We just had coffee and rode on that lovely merry-go-round and toddled off to the cinema, I do NOT want to shop!
I do hope that all will be well with your health, Diane. Much love to you. xxxxx

Jan said...

Glad to hear that you had a good Christmas. Sending best wishes for 2013. Look after yourself and take care! Jx

Louise said...

Glad to hear you had a good Christmas but sorry to hear you've had a bit of a health issue. I hope it's something that can be easily sorted.

Down by the sea said...

Glad you had a good Christmas but sorry you had a shock on Christmas Eve too. Hope they will sort things out for you there is nothing worse than waiting when there are health issues. Thank you for your comment.
Sarah x

A garden just outside Venice said...

I talked to you a couple of days ago, but still hadn't caught up with blogging, I hope you're ok!
xxxxx

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