Yay, finally got a bit of a lie-in this morning as Sophiecat didn’t wake me up at some ungodly hour! I did get up around 4am to go to the toilet and was expecting Sophiecat to wake me up again soon after but I woke up naturally around 7.30am.
For the first time in a very long time, I’ve turned my alarms off on my watch so am hoping that I can have a few natural wake-ups for the next few days.
When I finally got up, I did a few emails but it would seem that most people have already signed off for Christmas so nothing too demanding/taxing to do. Chased a few invoices as well.
As the bath is still not sorted, it was a strip wash for me which was a bit chilly in the downstairs toilet but needs must and I’m not that precious about personal hygiene so doesn’t bother me that I can’t have a proper shower.
Did a bit of cleaning today so the house feels nice on Christmas day, not that I’m having any visitors but lovely to come downstairs to a clean kitchen on Christmas morning.
The main event today though was giving blood, I’ve given blood ever since I’ve been able to do and today was my 44th pint donated. I’d delayed having my booster jab so that I could give blood today knowing that at the moment the blood stocks are quite low. I was thinking of getting my booster on the way home but was advised against this in case of adverse reactions to either and they wouldn’t know which caused it, although I’ve never had an adverse reaction after giving blood in the past but, with any medical intervention there is risk. My booster is booked in for next Wednesday at my local GP surgery so not long to wait and won’t be seeing many people between now and then anyway.
Hopefully, I’ll sleep well tonight not just from the 1 pint less blood in my body but from all the cleaning I’ve done.