So, how are you all doing then ? rushing around like 'coloured flies' or have you finished the shopping/preparations etc ?
Even though at my great time in life !! I say I won't get too involved in Christmas etc., it's sooo difficult to keep away from it.
I have bought the presents I want to buy, and have some fruit/veggies here to cook for the Xmas dinner, I've been in the local shopping mall, and tried my best to switch off from the 'buy buy buy atmosphere', but sadly, it still gets to me.
I am alone, apart from my feline family of course, and I can't stop the memories from flooding back, memories from when my 3 children were young, and they and I loved Christmas, the build up, the atmosphere, everything was magical.
Sending messages up the chimney for Father Christmas, baking mince pies, Christmas pudding, decorating the house, getting stressed out (all part of it) - all gone now.
So if you are a young Mum, tearing your hair out, and worrying about how you will manage - you will ! treasure this time, your children will remember.
I had some news this morning, not unexpected, but made me feel so much of an outsider in a situation that I should be 'part of' -
I hope the younger generation can live with what they have done ..........