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Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Tree and other preparations

Well (one) of the days I was dreading over Christmas has come and gone. It should have been something to look forward to and indeed always has been before and I know will be fun again, but this time, on Saturday evening, decorating the Christmas tree was just something I had to get through. I did. It wasn't that bad in the end, but then often things that you are dreading aren't so bad in reality.

The children and I dressed the tree. My heart wasn't in it and I hope it didn't show. Small Sprog seemed to enjoy it as much as always, he was made for Christmas, and Tall Girl did her bit and flitted around like a baby giraffe on speed! Husband was a presence in the room, watching, commenting, I just had to remind myself that this would be the last time that we would all have to do it together, but then that is what I thought last Christmas.

However, today the three of us spent time at mums. The children decorated our Christmas cake and Small Sprog made chocolate truffles. They both finished writing their Christmas cards, we had carols and lit candles. It was a lovely day of Christmas preparation.

Whilst they were busy I manged to pop out for a bit to see an old friend. We had a wonderful gossipy hour, I was so excited to see her I was shaking! I am blessed, have loads to be thankful for, am taking things a day at a time.

12 comments:

BS5 Blogger said...

That's a classy and sassy take on life....

BS5 :)

Maggie May said...

My heart wasn't in my decoratind this year, Sub, but obviously for different reasons than yours.
The time at your mother's and with your friend sounded lovely and you are like a little caged bird suddenly finding freedom. It will be better for you next year, I should think (and hope.) X

Nuts in May

Suburbia said...

Thanks BS5 x

Maggie, I understand completely. Better for you next year too, really it will. Sx

The Dotterel said...

It's amazing how often that happens - something you dread turns out to be not as bad as feared. If only that were always the case, eh?

nick said...

I do hope next Christmas really will be different and you can genuinely enjoy all the Christmas preparations as you used to.

I like the image of a baby giraffe on speed, that must have been quite a sight!

Jennysmith said...

Yes, this Christmas will be strange for you. It will be better the next Christmas.

I don't get near the tree these days. Husband and kids completely take over! sob! xxx

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

YOU are blessed, and YOU are loved by us all, but more so your kids! YOU will make it bearable cos thats what us Mums do...to the kids l'm sure it will all be seamless and exciting!!

l'm off to my soon be uni girls (is she works hard enough!) last Carol concert at the Cathedral she's in the senior choir...l shall cry but then l always do!

talk soon, love, breathe deep from the well of friendship...

(HUG) xxx

Carol said...

I'm glad that it wasn't as bad as you had expected!! Hang in there hon...it will end eventually!!

Your visit to your Mum's and meeting up with your friend sound like just the tonic you needed :-)

C x

Steve said...

A day at a time is the right way to go about it - and more than enough for anyone...

the eternal worrier said...

Hey Sub, Hope your ok. My laptop has broken so I only have about 10 mins to put a couple of posts on this week (Sooo anoying because I have no time to read all the blogs I like). Life sounds tough for you at the moment? Keep your chin up. It will all work out in the end. EW x

Chic Mama said...

Glad you got through is relatively unscathed.
Getting my children to help this year has been a nightmare...lazy things!!

Rose said...

Even under the best of circumstances, Christmas preparations aren't always as happy as you anticipate. Sounds like you are doing well and keeping everything as "normal" as possible.