17th – 23rd December 2017
Here I am with Christmas only days away and I am trying to relax and enjoy all the festivities.
Usually on the run up to Christmas I am running around like a headless chicken buying last minute presents, doing last minute preparations and getting very stressed. This year though, from way back in November, I decided that I couldn’t really be bothered.
We usually have a few parties at our house that we haven’t done this year. Partly because I couldn’t be bothered and partly because we have had work going on in our house for about a year and we are still in a mess.
I have been saying that I feel like I am a bit of a Scrooge this year. However, if I think about it, my can’t be bothered attitude has meant I had my Christmas shopping finished in November, it’s meant that when putting up the decorations they are so much better than previous years and I even made my own front door wreath.
It has meant I have been able to do more baking with the kids like making gingerbread men and other Christmas related treats. Christmas dinner for me is the best and there are only ever 2 people who can cook it – one is me and the other is my Mum! Eating out on Christmas Day is never an option. But this year we have decided to eat out. So now I find I am not half as stressed as I usually am and a lot more organised.
All I have to do now is wait for the big day and see the excitement on my kids faces as they come down in the morning with all the presents around the tree and their stockings filled with presents.
For me this year, even though it’s all enjoyable, I can’t seem to wait for it all to be over. All I can see happening over the next 2 weeks is all the big meals I’ll be eating, all those boxes of chocolates that always comes out every year and me not sure I have the willpower to resist.
I feel I am waiting for the 1st January when I can get back to normal and get more motivated but for now I am just going to enjoy Christmas.
HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS.