Friday, 9 December 2011

Ho Sodding Ho

And that's me being polite ;)

Not one speck of tinsel has found it's way out of the Christmas decorations box yet. Small people have neither queried or requested it so I'm wondering just how long we can go without it all before it becomes silly and folk start to think I've really been reading those WatchTowers.

I've managed to scrabble together most of one child's presents from Santa, a wee pile for another child and barely a bulge in a carrier bag for the third one. Why does no one know what they want this year?!?

Where is my Christmas spirit? Well the bottled kind that had been languishing at the back of my cupboards for cough cough some time were shoved into a homemade hamper that I put together back in October for Mother to take back down the road with her for my brother and sister-in-law. How organised was I! Yeah ok I guess using the word shoved does imply that it was more a hasty thought of ooh let me quickly put something together for them and save myself a gazzillion pounds in postage.

I spent the equivalent of a small countries debt on sheets of stamps the other day in the hope that it would motivate me to actually write the Christmas cards. Not worked so far. Why do we have to send Christmas cards, am I the only one that finds writing them a chore? If you haven't spoken to someone all year why do you feel obliged to send them a card with snow on the front of it just because it's Christmas? You're probably not going to speak to them again all of next year.

I do however have our Christmas day meat sorted. I expect that says more about me than I'd want a psychologist to know but it was on offer and we really wanted to try one last year but they were all sold out. It's one of those 3 bird roasts thingys and its taking up a huge chunk of my freezer space as we speak. It better be good!

I think I need to sit down with my small people and make the hundreds of snowflakes we do every year and if that doesn't put some sparkle in my baubles then I must be a lost cause and there's no hope for me.

This post was brought to you under the advisement of dear bloggy friends who tell me to just write something/anything.....well you asked for it so how was it? :D


Lydia @ Twelve said...

It was very good for me..... How about you.....?

Think you need some more Christmas spirit, for medicinal purposes obviously


Josie said...

bah humbug, it'll do :-)
Josie x

Taz said...

I'm not sure I did it right, some say it's like riding a bicycle and you never forget but I'm certainly very wobbly lol

I have no spirits left! See above post :D


WinnibriggsHouse said...

Well I don't think you're quite as bad as you make out really! I love Christmas and yet like you I have nothing decorated yet and it probably won't be until the week before the event. I hate writing cards, but put myself through the agony of writing them every year, finding out whose moved and lugging them to the post office. What you need is a little Christmas spirit, the liquid kind, who cares if it was meant for the cake and to sit down and watch 'Love Actually' or your favourite Christmas film. Those little ones won't be long before they realise whats missing, and it is infectious you know!

Menopausalmusing said...

Get cutting those snowflakes and it will get all Christmassy....... lovely to see you knocking around the internet again!

Cazz said...

Took me some time to get into it too, but all presents bought and now I can concentrate on the fun stuff like decoration, wrapping presents with a large glass of sherry, putting up decorations, making christmas treats and eating mince pies.

lisa ridgeon said...

Personally i don't understand why people put their decorations up so early. Our friends think we're miserable but Christmas day is the 25th so our tree goes up a few days before so it looks nice for Santa's visit. We don't feel the need to be celebrating a whole month before. It's like people who start packing for their holiday two weeks before. What's wrong with you? We pack on the day we travel!


Nearly there Claire said...

Oh my, I come on here after a long absence myself and I find YOU bah humbugging! Hee hee... it wouldn't be Christmas if we didn't have some humbugs flying around :o)
x x x

Curry Queen said...

Haha Taz - you and I think the same way!