This has never ever happened to me before, I love Christmas, it really is my favourite time of the year. Yet I feel like it is chasing me into December. I can’t decide if I am just not ready for it this or someone has brought it forward.
It has been an exceptionally busy time at work with an exceptional workload that has consumed my mind and swallowed days off like they were slices of chocolate orange. You know that feeling? You eat it thinking you really need to do it, then after are just not so sure you should have done that. You know you needed the chocolate, but also really need to eat your 5 a day, but you just cant fit them in now.
The workload is steadying out now, but what has that left me with?
A house that looks like a tip, I am cleaning at night trying to keep up with that, it’s amazing how my children just move things from one room to another. Joe makes an art form of toy moving, I can tidy a room in the house. Go off for a celebratory coffee at the thought of de Joe’ing a complete room, and when I return, he has hit again like a boomerang tornado. I swear he has a box full of random items that he just spreads about to keep me on my toes.
A neglected blog, OK this is not strictly true, but I have been doing lots of work behind the scenes to ensure my domain transfer is running smoothly, trying to iron out little problems.
And lastly not a single conversation with Santa or Peter the Elf about Christmas presents, arghhh, so has it come early or have I delayed Christmas, in a blur of events and job lists? I must have walked around shops with my eyes closed. Its weird I have been on Christmas night outs, but I still didn’t get the hint that it was on its way. And here I am 30 days away with the desperate need for an emergency meeting with Santa.
Maybe I am delaying it, as I know it’s my last year with Santa and Peter th Elf, a thought that fills me with dread. I know my children have got to grow up, and embrace them changing and growing, ready for the next stage of our lives. But I am not fully ready for it, it makes me feel tearful, like I am loosing 2 friends. Maybe that is why Christmas is chasing me? I am not ready for this one and changes it brings to family life forever. Don’t get me wrong, I will embrace it on the 1st of December. Make it one to remember, but I also know it will be the last of its kind.