Saturday, 17 December 2016

Jet-Lag






Yesterday I felt fine until the jet-lag suddenly hit me like an express train.  Everything ached, my head was filled with fuzzy thoughts and brain fog and I was convinced I had caught the ‘flu.  I struggled to keep awake and then climbed into bed at 9.00 p.m.  I was wide awake by 3.00 a.m.

This morning I was bright eyed and bushy tailed so got stuck into baking some cakes and hung some baubles up on the plastic Christmas tree that Paul hauled out of the attic.  The tree once belonged to Sarah and has fibre optics that light it up and change colour.  It’s getting a bit tatty now and has seen better days but I can’t quite bring myself to get rid of it.  Paul and I probably wouldn’t bother with a tree but my youngest daughter is joining us for Christmas so she will expect the full works.




Now it’s nearing lunch time and I’m starting to feel tired and irritable again.  Paul is playing some ghastly medley of carols and I can’t bear the sound of it.   He’s switched it off.  I’m hoping to watch the Strictly Come Dancing final tonight but I’ve got a funny feeling I shall be asleep in my chair.






Revenge Cat feeling festive. (I bought this crazy guy in a fit of pique when Paul wouldn't let me buy some box trees to put outside the front door.  He said they would look pretentious.  He was right.)


Hazel nuts from our garden in France.



19 comments:

  1. APOLOGIES for being off topic.

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  2. I must say you have managed to make it look remarkably like Christmas very quickly, jet lag or no jet lag.

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    1. I'm quite impressed too but I have to confess that Paul did most of the work.

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  3. I agree with Weaver! And I love that lighted village scene. How festive it all looks! I hope the jet lag resolves quickly and you're feeling better ASAP.

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    1. Makes it feel like home. Still awake at 2.00 a.m. this morning.

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  4. You have been busy, in spite of the jet lag. Of course the best cure is to having a dog to walk......

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    1. Oh, that's cruel! Where are my tissues...

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    2. If we lived nearer, you could borrow one of ours !

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    3. That would be nice. What make have you got?

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  5. We had to replace our tree lights this year. Gifi supplied a new set, but I've just noticed that they are 'clignotant'; I hope they don't drive me nuts!

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    1. Hm, flashing lights can be a bit distracting.

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    1. He's practising for Scrooge in the Christmas Panto !!

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    2. I was talking about a she not a he.

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    3. I felt a bit Scrooge like yesterday, feeling much more festive today. As long as I don't have to listen to bad Christmas Carols.

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  7. I'm glad that SCD has ended and we have a winner - sorry Kevin, but I was getting just a little tired of the 101 ways to say what a good time they have had. Did you manage to stay awake ?

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    1. I kept dozing off during the chit chat between dances. Paul had to keep yelling at me "Wake up, they're dancing!" I thought the best dancer of the night won.

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