It’s been a really tricky sort of Christmas this year. It’s kind of stolen up on me too which hasn’t helped. More presents than ever to get on my side of the family: there’ll be even more next year too as there is another pregnancy. Buying for my brother’s step children is a new one this year and that’s been a bit odd (especially as I’ve only met them once so far and I’ve been told to buy them vouchers – they are teenagers).
The last few presents were bought yesterday. I spent an hour and a half on a concerted effort and got home to have the final Amazon parcel delivered too. I’ve bought some gift bags to help with the wrapping – I’m a hopeless wrapper-upper and I think I’m good to go now. How are you doing? Are you nearly ready now?
Every year I swear I’ll start earlier and this year I did get off to a good start. Somewhere it went wrong along the way – I blame October. October was a fun month, but it was insanely busy and I know quite a few things slipped then. Since then I’ve been playing catch up and I still haven’t quite got there, but the end is nearly in sight.
The Christmas cards still need writing and posting for the most part. There’s food shopping to do too. At least the bird is ordered from the butcher. I’ve still got all the wrapping to do and there will still be quite a lot of it, even with some help from the gift bags. Then there are all the special events at school. They started today. There’s something to remember every day from now on: Christmas jumpers, Christmas dinner, Christmas party bag, Christmas carol concert the list goes on and on.