No no, I'm not at all miserable; just wearing blue and trying to keep warm and dry!
Life is very, very busy at the moment and any illusions I ever had about being in control and organised have all but disappeared.
At least I've found the Christmas cards; I distinctly remembered buying a load dirt cheap in January and putting them away in a safe place. It's taken hours of ransacking cupboards, drawers and turning the bedroom upside down to find them. (They were on the attic landing. Obviously.)
Better write in the buggers now, I suppose.
I found this 1960s Prova wool pinafore dress in a charity shop recently and have been wearing to death. Prova was British Home Stores in-house brand in the 1960s and 70s.
The sheepskin jerkin isn't vintage, but I love its 1970s vibe, and it is proving a useful extra layer on chilly days.
Apart from hunting for Christmas cards and going to work, I've been out for a Christmas meal with our shop's volunteers, enjoyed a much-needed chazzing-and-coffee jaunt to Doncaster with my mate Joanne, and celebrated my friend Sue's birthday.
And yesterday, we braved the rain and went to an event in the cathedral commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz.
We had a version of that Tell Me quiz game in the 1970s, and it is still being produced now.
The parachute silk wedding dresses were lovely, and look at Sue's daughter rocking her Victory rolls.
There were even free mince pies from God.
From the cathedral, we headed on to the Nichols Building for a browse.
We puzzled over that errant apostrophe in the Glamorene Carpet Shampoo'er, until Sue suggested it replaced a missing p.
While I have several friends who might appreciate a male torso complete with whip, it would be a challenge to wrap.
1960s Prova pinafore dress, 1970s shirt, sheepskin jerkin, top and velvet leggings- charity shopped
Boots - retail (sale)
Despite the fact that my blogging presence is barely visible at the moment, I'm linking to Patti's Visible Monday.
And I'm hoping to come and visit everyone soon!