Wednesday, 25 December 2019

What’s On Your Christmas Workdesk? Wednesday 551

Happy Christmas! I hope that whatever you’re doing, that you enjoy a lovely day. At some point, some of us may well manage some quiet time and the chance to visit you on this special day is too good to miss really, you that are a such a steadfast and warm presence in each other’s lives. This is scheduled. Mr Dunnit said that however busy a day we have planned (and we do), we simply must not get up at working times. I won’t. I need waking. He will though, he can’t help it.
I haven’t even turned the light on in my workroom today until now.
The red berry lights on the chair are actually supposed to have been put away, I must have been distracted. I can’t get enough of fairy lights at Christmas, but I have to admit defeat with these. So a non-action but non-tidied desk. Elsewhere in the house, there was action. Wiring in of a new kitchen appliance caused a failure on the sockets circuit. Took ages to work back and find out how/why, and at one point the circuit that controls the new heating system was also affected. Just as I thought I was going to have to pack up all the food and drink and presents and take it to the sweet Mother In Law’s house, it was corrected. He was stressed. I suggested a lie down in a dark room. He chose to test the underfloor heating in the new bit.
I had to ring Jan to check that I’d done enough sprouts, and as with best mates the world over, she said she’d have some spare if I need them. I’m not counting, but have promised that there will be a minimum of 10 sprouts each. Of course, the potential for bubble and squeak is enormous.
If you’ve time, please show us what you’re up to this Christmas, and allow some time for visitors! Season’s Greetings and very much love to you.


Helen said...

I am like Mr D - I wake at "work" time no matter what day it is - so I have linked already and am going back to bed with my cuppa for a lie in. I just thought I'd check first if anyone was here...... I will be at my brother's later till tomorrow so my visits may be late but will get done.

I like neither sprouts or bubble and squeak but hope that you enjoy both and that Mr D got up off the floor (great pic) - glad he sorted the electrics and the heating... I looked out of the window at one stage yesterday to notice a neighbour over the road with a Dyno-rod van outside...these things do have a habit of happening at the most inconvenient times!

Wishing you all a fabulously Merry Christmas xxx

Sarah Brennan said...

My body clock is still on work time, Christmas Day or not Julia. Enjoy your lie in. thank goodness the electrical/heating problems were all solved. Have a fabulous day with family and friends and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours. Looking forward to joining in in 2020. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Annie said...

We are early wakers too so thought I’d drop in and link up before the day gets going πŸ₯° Glad you got the wiring problem sorted but I’m worried that the sprouts haven’t been cooking for the last week πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Really hope you and yours have just the best day....I hope to pop round as many as I can later but for now I must get my Christmas socks on and get on the road xxxx.
Annie x

Mrs.D said...

Happy Christmas Julia, and if you run out of sprouts, you can have mine! Horrible things!
Have a wonderful day, and I hope the electrics behave themselves.
Chris #6

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Morning Julia and Merry Christmas.. there looks a good amount of sprouts there Julia, but i'm not sure I could risk 10 each today as I'm cooking for 9 this year all staying under the same roof :/ Have a super day Hugs Tracey #7

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Julia, just getting ready to go to my parents and might not get round everyone today so wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. Sprouts my favourite, I can never understand why people don't like them, scrummy! Sending Christmas Hugs, Angela x9x

Lillianb said...

Happy Christmas WOYWDW to you, and hope you all have a wonderful time. I love a Christmas dinner and will have mine later,

Have a lovely Time

Lilian B # 10

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, that's a lot of sprouts! It's going to be windy in your house tonight πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ We're all a bit late getting going this morning, it's rather lovely! Hope you have a marvellous day with your nearest and dearest πŸŽ„πŸ’–πŸΎπŸŽ☃️
Hugs LLJ 13 xxxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dearest Julia, so glad you've a lie in, well done.. and wondered why Mr D was like that till reading informed me! Sprouts, cooked right, nice, overdone not nice, but not ten at any time! Actually just realised they're cabbage so can't eat them now or cauli, etc too many not eat, but way it is.
Happy WOYWW and every blessing on your Christmas day.
Prayer hugs.

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oops.#4 sorry. ❤πŸ™πŸ€—

Neet said...

Here's to a great Christmas for you and yours. Gosh, don't think I could manage 10 sprouts 2 is more the number for me - as homage to the tradition rather than for enjoyment. Just thinking, if there were 10 of you multiplied by 10 sprouts each that would be 100 to top and tail! The mind boggles.
Just the two of us again but this time we are not at home and I am so looking forward to going for a walk later this morning providing the rain holds off. Then it's back for the Christmas Dinner and a bit of gin.
Hugs, Neet 14 xx

craftyani said...

When you have animals they don't know what day of the week it is, so up early every day. Underfloor heating what a luxury I don't even have central heating but have dodgy electrics haha. I allowed 6 sprouts each and had plenty over. My friend wanted to give them to the dog - told him he could sleep with him if he did! Have a good day and a Healthy new year to you and yours, thanks for all you do in the running of this blog. Ani #8

Shoshi said...

Lol at Mr. D taking time out!!! Brilliant. And that’s a LOT of sprouts. Sprouts are like Marmite. I happen to love the former and dislike the latter although I used to eat a lot of it as a child. We will be having sprouts but not Marmite today despite the fact my hubby gets through a lot of Marmite!! I wasn’t sure there was going to be a WOYWW today so well done you, Julia, for keeping things going for us all! I did a post just in case. Hope you both have a lovely day and there isn’t too much bubble and squeak to get through over the next week.

Happy WOYWW and Christmas,
Shoshi #15

Elizabeth said...

I'm like you, Julia, unwilling to start the day too early. On the other hand, the EM is up before the crack of dawn! I swear he lives a life I know nothing about in those hours before I surface. Glad you got the electrics sorted out, if only so those sprouts are cooked. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Elizabeth x #17

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Julia, and Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hope you have a lovely day. What a panic that electricity problem must have caused, today of all days! Laughing at Mr D! Haven't had bubble and squeak for years. Have a fab Christmas week, Love & Hugs, Shaz #11 XxXx

Kathryn Frantz said...

Merry Christmas, Barry and Julia! Thanks for the laugh! Have a wonderful day!

Kathy and Mike!

Heather M said...

Merry Christmas Julia, I think you've done plenty of sprouts, wow - how many are you feeding?? No desk for me this week, as craft room is also guest room. Love and hugs, Heather xx

Crafting With Jack said...

Happy Christmas Julia. Looks like an eventful time at home. That looks like enough sprouts 🀣 Happy WOYWW x Angela #18

Robyn said...

Ho Ho HO- my paw paw used to pay 25cents for each sprout that we ate!See you next year!
robyn 2

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your visit, Julia, and for your valuable insights into cutting on a glass mat - very interesting. Perhaps I shall try it again. I haven't done it for years since hearing that it blunted the blade - I think I heard that in the context of glass chopping boards in the kitchen.

I've finished the first of the cards and had hoped to get it off today to be in time for the birthday on 1st Jan, forgetting that it will be a bank holiday! I couldn't post it today because the glue (silicone!) was still wet. She'll get an e-card and a promise for a "real" one in the post! Silicone is great but it is messy. I struggle with glue at the best of times... I'm sure they all loved the cookie cutters - they were adorable.

Once I finish this little stash of cards, I'm going to be doing some more, using my cutting machine. More about that in my next WOYWW post!


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Catching up..funny post"man down" I understand and hopefully he was quiet about it. Isn't it something what we go thru for the holidays and POOF it's over and the stress of destruction and storage follows. We love sprouts here and I've gotten so roasted with cheese is pretty tasty. I hope you all had fun, Merry Merry