It was a get up early and leave her to the bus weekend. An "No, I'm not thinking of going to Trinity but we'll go to the university Open day and tour the library and look for the Book of Kells just for fun" weekend. And with that, she packed up her Euro and she left.
So we had a stand in the Post Office queue and confuse the new counter staff weekend (Oh, I hope our box arrives where it needs to be: there are presents in there!)
We had a shop til you drop (in a good way) weekend. A just a few stocking fillers to get now weekend. A card writing, gift wrapping, more paper needing (buying on a roll by roll basis doesn't really work, does it?), new art supply shop discovering, marking the calendar (Uncle Dave will be here for two whole weeks!) weekend.
And also a mince pie with cream eating, perfume sampling, Salvation Army band (sob: it always makes me want to cry) listening, knit like the wind weekend. In other words, we got stuck into making Christmas.
And today? I'm making shortbread. As a spectator sport.
With a day off school, The (Not So) Small One has a tea party to bake for. I get to lick the icing bowl. And that's a good way to start the week. I hope your Monday has something sweet in it too.
So our Monday-ers last week were Helena, Eileen, Jane, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Deb, Rinda, Sheena, Linda, Karen, Barbara, Ruth, Louise , Maggie and Julia. Go on, give 'em a wave! And have a good week!