First of all I would like to send out a belated Merry Christmas, yesterday was a bit hectic so there was no time for me to make a post. I even forgot about facebook and actually felt a little guilty, however I did return calls and texts.
How did your Christmas celebrations come along? We did the usual family thing, I went and saw my partners family, then he went home and I went to see my family, or part of it.
For some reason I just didn’t get the Christmas bug this year though, even when I was talking to Dad last night he said he was the same. I don’t know if that’s because it doesn’t feel like that time of the year, if I’m growing up, or I was so busy I felt like it was just sprung upon me. Although I must admit I wasn’t prepared this year, I did all my shopping at the last minute and still have a gift or two to buy, for people I hadn’t seen or if the gift was specific and I couldn’t get it in time. Plus there was the gingerbread house, it was ok, but seemed like it just dragged on forever, I had issues with shape and in the end I felt disappointed it didn’t have all the decorations I was hoping for. We’re thinking about making another one next year, but I want to get organised early next year.
It was at least a learning experience, and I must say my gingerbread recipe is down-pat, with all the batches I made in the end I think I could just about remember the recipe off the top of my head.
Unfortunately I was meant to see Dad today, which is not the unfortunate part, but we were meant to spend the day together. He came over to mow the lawn, I gave him something for lunch and I felt too sick to go to the speedway with him. I just feel a little disappointed about that, but it is my birthday in a few weeks, and I can always make up for it then.
It’s time to make some notes I think for next year, what I would like to change and do to be ready earlier. Like some presents bought no later than November, I’m even thinking about making some during the year. I think edible options put a little more strain on Christmas, but they are an easy and cost-effective option.
I hope everyone got through the clean up ok. We did a big clean up today, pretty quickly actually because my partners sister came to visit today for the first time in this house, so my partner wanted to make a good impression. It’s funny I’ve never seen that side of him. He’s never really that worried when his parents are here, or when they dropped in as a surprise the day after we moved in and we hadn’t really unpacked anything, plus he always tells me I need to stop acting like the house is a museum, but today he had his attention to detail on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, it was just interesting to see. Maybe he’ll appreciate the way I like to keep the house tidy all the time, then it’s no issue when people decide to visit. I like to stay on top of everything so it never really feels like a big job.
Anyway, it’s time to relax, enjoy the time off and start thinking about New Year’s Eve.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and have a wonderful and safe New Years whatever it is that you’re doing.