I don’t mean to alarm anyone but it’s 70 days ’til Christmas (and I haven’t done any shopping!).
By now I usually have some ideas about what I should get people and have a few presents stowed away, but this year I have nothing! Nothing!
My son’s birthday is about 4 weeks away and I think that has interrupted my thought process. I’ve got that sorted though, thankfully.
I had grand plans of a Pinterest Christmas seeing as now I have discovered it I am hooked. I have visions of warmly lit rooms and handmade decorations, baking with my daughter and having us all wearing matching handmade (by me) jumpers. I know how it’ll pan out though, I’ll just be a buzzing ball of stress from 1st December until after we’ve eaten our Christmas dinner and nothing will be Pinterest worthy, but I know I’ll love it anyway, I know my home will be untidy and our bookshelves will overflow with gifted books and there’ll be nowhere to put the new toys or store the abundance of fatty Christmas food in our tiny kitchen, but it’ll be great and it’ll be ours and it’ll be real. What more could I ask for really? (Hint: the answer is a bigger, tidier house and a never emptying pot of money!)