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 ;-)
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?