I've done the gift shopping, all but the last few are wrapped, the food shopping has been done this morning (2 supermarkets). I've cleaned the bathroom, done the laundry and hoovered half the house.
To be honest I'm feeling a little flat... the terrible accident in Glasgow yesterday won't leave my mind. Those families for whom Christmas will be very different to what they had planned. Yesterday also saw both my sister and my mum in A&E. My dear sister had an argument with a big kitchen knife and lost... she was making soup but it all ended up very different. Soon enough she will be saying "remember that Christmas when I..." but for now she is sore and struggling. My mum then decided to take a tumble down the concrete steps leading to our house. They are not the nicest steps and if we had the money they would be remodelled but for now they are what we have. Mum has ended up a bit sore and bruised with a few scrapes, so lucky as it could have been much worse.
Both my sister and Chris have told me to stay indoors and stay out of trouble in case these things come in 3's. I think my broken leg two days before Christmas a few years ago was probably my thing.
I can say though we have a blocked bathroom sink this afternoon, so maybe that's the third thing. Just what you need when you have a house full of guests over the next two days and only one bathroom. Chris has purchased a nasty chemical to try and clear it, fingers crossed x
Truthfully I look forward to the day after Boxing Day, the crazy cooking, entertaining and visiting is over, the stress over whether people will like the gifts you've bought has gone, the kids are busy with their new things and I can sit down and put my feet up... maybe even getting on with some much missed scrapbooking.
For now I'll leave you with a photo I love of our crazy pooch... if he want's to play when you're sitting on the sofa.... this is what you'll see...