I've just stripped the tree. It's always sad when the house goes back to normal. Ok it does feel good to have less clutter around... but... it seems like an awful long time to the next Christmas season...
Normally I wait till the 6th January but this year we were delivered a really crappy tree that started shelling needles so soon (and so much of it too!) that it really had started to look like a sorry specimen. AND we're having a BIG weekend for Mr M BIG birthday so... I need the house clear.
(BIG birthday folks!)
What I didn't need was to wake up in the middle of the night having done who knows what stupid movement that left me a totally stiff neck. I walk around straight as a broom and can't turn my head, I must look ridiculous.
AND it hurts.
AND I have so much to do!!!
This is how I left my desk yesterday... half a journal entry, thank you cards to write, magazines to read... I have however finished the 2016 phonebook (which turned out to be two books because I couldn't cut too many photos out, we had such fabulous times).
I used to print photos and put them into albums, but it got really expensive and time consuming and the albums took up so much rooms I now print yearly books.
(If you're interested I use www.photobox.co.uk and am very pleased with the service and quality).
It's always totally exciting when you receive them and we all look through them for days!
I must stop using so many 'and'.
So, what about you? busy? kids back in school?
Mine aren't, but tomorrow they're having pre-season hockey training and (sorry) pre-county cup rugby training and (sorry) I haven't been to IKEA yet so it's going to be bonkers and (sorry) I don't want it to be bonkers I want it to be holiday time again and (sorry) go for walks and (sorry) knit with my mum and (sorry) drink tea and (really sorry) chat...
I want to read too.