Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Project 365 - Days 5 - 11


Day 5: End of Christmas - The tree is down and this is all that's left.  I like to keep one Christmas item out until the 12th night so this is it.  I felt more than ready to take the decorations down this year.  

Day 6: Ouch! - This is the photo of my youngest son sleeping.  He was pretending to hang glide on my curtains (never a good idea in itself) when he knocked down a heavy wooden elephant ornament which landed on his toes.  As you can imagine, he screamed the place down for ages and refused to have ice put on it.  It was swollen and bruised and he cried himself to sleep.

Day 7: Dominoes - a rare photo of my two oldest children playing nicely together.  The old fashioned games are the best.

Day 8: Reading - O brought me one of his treasured Thomas The Tank Engine books to read.  We had a lovely time reading and looking at the pictures.

Day 9: Car Seat - I decided to move O into a high back booster as he looked too big for his old car seat.  He was so excited and said that he's a big boy now, just like his brothers.  It's very strange seeing him in this car seat.  He's not my baby any more (well, he will always be my baby but he won't let me call him that!)

Day 10: Trains - O is brilliant at building train tracks.  If I do make one for him he just takes it apart and changes it so now I leave him to it.  He changes pieces around until it all fits together like a big jigsaw.

Day 11: Food! - we decided to go to our favourite restaurant in Cardiff for lunch.  My boys love Bellinis Italian restaurant and order the same food every time we go, but it's great to see them enjoying their food so much.  We did have to ask the waitress for more parmesan cheese a few times - the boys are addicted to the stuff!

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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Has anyone got a magic wand?

I need someone to wave it over me. I promise to be back by midnight.

I don't know how many times I've started writing this post only to delete it and start again.  I'm struggling to string a sentence together and my thought processes are all over the place.  It's kind of how I feel in general at the moment.  I feel like I'm going round in circles trying to get organised for the big day next week.  I'm just not succeeding.  I feel very stressed and have spent the last 24 hours not knowing whether to cry or scream.

I've tried making a list, but I keep adding and adding to it so that it's beginning to look like an impossible task.  I've tried actually doing things, like wrapping presents, but I look at the mountain of stuff in front of me and feel sick.  I've tried burying my head in the sand but that gets me nowhere.  So what do I do?

I do realise that I'm highly unlikely to be the only person feeling like this at the moment.  It's supposed to be a magical time of year, but for most parents the pressures of money and time weigh heavily on our shoulders.

Yesterday I felt like running away.

Christmas just doesn't feel right this year.  My parents aren't looking forward to it as my uncle is seriously ill, so we won't be spending Christmas Day with them.  It's so upsetting for everyone and I'm struggling to just carry on as normal.  Though I have to because my three lovely boys are very excited at the prospect of Santa stopping by.

I didn't want this to be a miserable post but it's starting to head that way so time to change tack and look at the positives.

My shopping is just about done, except for a few fresh food items that I need to get on the weekend.  My boys are unbelievably excited and even though they get a little wound up at times, it's lovely to watch.

And, hubby has bought me some surprise Christmas presents!  I haven't got a clue what he's got for me but he's got a lot of making up to do as he forgot our Wedding Anniversary last month.  Though even that wasn't all bad as I received my latest item of jewellery for the Tru Diamonds Trendsetter competition

This stunning ring arrived the actual day of my Anniversary (at least somebody loves me ;-)


It fits!
Isn't it gorgeous?  It's just like the famous Kate Middleton engagement ring so I decided that if I'm going to wear it then I need to pretend that I am a princess.  I just need some museums to open, and possibly speak at a few charity events..... Hmm, maybe that won't work.

At least I can shine in work....
Decorating the office tree in Tru Diamonds





















It is a very pretty ring that attracts attention wherever I go.  When I posted the photo of it on Facebook, everyone thought that hubby had bought it for me and I had a few comments from men saying that their partners were nagging them for a ring for their next anniversary.  I did admit eventually that he hadn't bought it for me, but it would have been the perfect gift if he had.  I've been leaving my computer page open on the Tru Diamonds website in the hope that he'll take the hint and possibly buy me some nice earrings to match.

For now, I'll have to settle for pretending that I'm a princess and planning what I could do, and wear.  And also how I wouldn't have to wrap those three thousand presents in the next few days; or do my own shopping.  A girl can dream.....  For now, I'll sip my glass of wine, and keep writing my lists.

Will you be getting any surprise gifts for Christmas, and if so, what are you hoping for?



Princess style
Princess style