Thursday, 10 December 2009

Christmas is coming!!

And for the first time in MANY years, I am *almost* ready!

  • All of my shopping is done;
  • Half of my wrapping is done;
  • Christmas cards are all written and half of them have been mailed (I ran out of stamps);
  • Plans for the Christmas week are confirmed (our house with MIL and Mum on Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass and then Mum will sleep over and then lunch here with Franca, Mike and the boys, snacking at Mark's house in the evening, Boxing Day at Mum's, Scott and Mich coming on the 27th, Kath and Bru's house for dinner on the 28th) New Year's Eve is still up in the air, New Year's Day, we are at Mum's for turkey lunch with Mark and the girlies and Patricia and her kids.

I am very pleased with my purchases this year and I am sure that the boys will be thrilled with my choices. I can't WAIT to see their faces on Christmas morning!!!!

It feels good to know that everything is nearly done and I won't have that last minute panic to get something finished in time.

I would, however, be remiss if I didn't mention that this is the hardest time of the year for me. I miss my Dad and my sister very, very much. This was their favourite time too and they are in my thoughts almost all the time. I also miss my Nanny and Pampy...I miss knowing that we will all talk to them on Christmas morning...I miss their Christmas card sitting on my mantle. My heart aches knowing I can't talk to them anymore. I miss my Grampy, my father in law and my Nanna-in-law as well. They are so top of mind at Christmas time. Sigh...

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2 comments:

The Rocca's said...

I'm almost ready too, family day on Saturday, morning chop, chop the tree down, in the evening (movie night), we always see a Christmas movie in 3D with the kids. You are more than welcomed to join us New Years Eve but it might be the hall thing again, the kids loved it and they want to do that again.

Limey Girl said...

Christmas is bitter sweet in our home too. All of my grandparents, Nan, Nain, Grandad and step Nan all passed away in the months of December over the past 8 years.
This year will mark 5 years for my Nan and I miss her so, so much.

Take comfort babe in knowing that in spirit they are always with us!!!
Love ya xoxo

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