It’s been a while since I’ve sat at my laptop with the time to write, I feel as if my blogging days are beyond me at present. I miss kicking back at the keyboard with the time to think and to reflect through the written word.
I’m currently curled up on the bed wrapped in my bath towels, the kids are fast asleep (as far as I’m aware) and I’m finally able to unwind following what was intended to be a relaxed and laid back weekend. As always in this household, there was plenty to do and with Christmas ebbing ever closer, I’m keen to get as many of the jobs ticked off the list as possible.
Whilst there is a fortnight yet to go, the kids are well and truly revved up for the big day. This week they spent time with their peers at the local Panto (oh yes they did!), I too got to go along and to experience the joy of Jack and his inflatable Beanstalk. It warmed my heart watching the kids from afar, seeing each of them laughing, singing and having such fun.
This week brings further festive excitement as the kids have their Christmas parties and a Christmas jumper day to attend, all of which I’m sure they will enjoy. With a little luck we should find the time to get the final shopping done and dusted over the next seven days or so, once that’s out of the way I can spend some time wrapping the piles of presents and I may start to relax a little.
I don’t mind working to deadlines but Christmas seems far to chaotic these days. What was once an enjoyable time of the year has become a frantic, exhausting and financially draining drag. Here’s hoping that a glass of Baileys and a mince pie of two may ease the pressure and the panic a little.