Monday, 19 November 2012
I fear a lovely slow weekend will be a distant friend between now and late December. I love this time of year, but loathe the full schedule that inevitably comes with it. I love catching up with friends for end of year gatherings, but not the piggy back style that is required to fit everybody in before everyone disperses for holiday adventures. I love the actual attendance and relaxing chit chat of the gatherings, but not the rushing around either side for food prep or racing to make bedtime before the kids turn into werewolves.
I've had a headache for three days, I'm tired. Between the mums at kindy and friends around me, we are all feeling much the same. We push on. Our Christmas tree is going up this weekend and the halls will be decked. Fairy lights are a sure fire spirit lifter.
We were busy bees over the weekend. We went to my niece's sixth birthday on Saturday - at the Golden Arches - FOR LUNCH ON A SATURDAY. Yep. The word ZOO came to mind several times throughout the party. I fell asleep putting Eliot to bed Saturday night when I should have been editing and making last minute gifts for our friends for the following day. Sunday was a bit of a blur between house chores and aforementioned food prep for the first of our Christmas gatherings. We caught up with hubby's uni friends bunch. Friends + wives + offspring, we are now a sizeable bunch. Some we hadn't seen since Cole was six months old! We had a beautiful afternoon in the sunshine, with an early bbq dinner and Christmas presents for the kidlets. Hubby and I were absolutely buggered last night.
Have your Christmas parties started yet?
Linking up with Lou for Point + Shoot