Day 19 of Blogmas and I find I’m saying to myself over and over:
…mostly as an admonishment because I purchased the first of the Christmas presents on the littles’ ‘Santa lists’ just two days ago!
Blame late payments from clients. Blame whoever you want, Helen….
….but the fact of the matter is that I’ve never done my Christmas shopping so late before….
I’m half way through the lists, with presents being squirrelled away at a rate that’s actually quite alarming (from a ‘Oh my goodness, these all need to be wrapped’ point of view!)…
Wish me luck as I rise early and get to the shops today and tomorrow nice and early to avoid the majority of the crowds!
Then I just need to do a little bit more food shopping and – minus the wrapping (which I’ll do in a mammoth session on Tuesday night) – we’re set to go!!
Christmas will be happening this year! [Insert ‘audible sigh of relief’ and ‘barely concealed tears of joy’ blinkies!]
Wish me luck!
Note to self – be better prepared next year! [aka “You better blooming well make sure you’re earning at full steam, Helen”]
Note to readers and Blogmas buddies: I’ll be back commenting as normal as soon as I’ve finished my Christmas shopping! Have missed visiting your blogs these past few days, but I’ll be doing the rounds over the weekend! Can’t wait!
Note to the Universe/”Him Upstairs” (as my Gran used to say): thank you for allowing Christmas to happen at all this year (it was touch and go at one point)….your collaboration has been noted, gracefully, and infinite thanks have been uttered, at multiple times during the day (and night). I am learning to trust you, to give ourselves up to you and you are showing me the way. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.