I should be really busy, deadlines, Christmas et al. I find I have gone into hibernation! I have also lost two pairs of reading glasses in the last couple of days, and had to have a long loved ring cut of my finger - so that was why my fingers were feeling strangely painful!
Before the gloom set in I gave a talk to the local Embroiderers' Guild on Indian travels/textiles. Big adventure, projector and laptop, no more 20th century slide shows. The way to go.
The view of the evening sun set is no longer visible from my kitchen window, but the shortest day is soon upon us, and on the 28th December the sun will come peeping through the window again.
I have found displacement activities, instead of getting on with a couple of hangings due to be completed the first week in January. Keith has decorated the hall, red wallpaper. It's gorgeous, warm and cozy. Pictures and textiles slowly being added to the walls.