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This week I'm pleased to say has been a lot less stressful than last week, however I'm still in the whirlwind of so much to do, but now my assignment is out the way I can start to focus on some of the things that are happening around me - Christmas!
I can't be the only one who is still baffled at the fact it's December already and not only that but 6 days into the countdown! It's crazy and there is definitely that pressure in the back of my head that is saying 'C'mon, presents to get and wrap' 'Christmas films to watch' 'Don't forget some crafts too!' and honestly I had to take a breath on the 30th and prepare myself for the festivities to begin, I haven't felt ready to begin thinking about it.

So my plan of action was to read back to last Christmas on this blog and have a read of the Christmassy things we got up to and it made me sad at how excited and how much of a festive blogger I was! (I started getting ready mid-November!!!!). This year is quite different, I feel all in a twirl at how quick 11 months have past us by; reading them posts made me start thinking about how I needed to change it and make the most of what's to come!
I clicked onto my Netflix account and went searching for Christmas films to watch - I do find these are essential to get you started. I also made a start on my Christmas shopping a couple of weeks ago for the boys and my mum but need to get for the rest of my family. I've written a list so I shall be able to buy them come Friday, so thankfully I'm not feeling stressed for Christmas and I can't wait to wrap them all up with Chris very soon.
Attending the Christmas Market in Lincoln can only add to the atmosphere, if anything it begins there for me - being surrounded by things that remind us of Christmas is really lovely. Sharing it with family really helps.

Our tree has been pulled out and up; our lounge is looking very festive and this also has helped with getting excited for the whole Santa mood. Freddie has been getting excited about it and has become quite interested in our decorations and Noah, I'm really impressed with how he's not tried to pull off a single bauble! I thought he would still try and fiddle with what was about but I've only seen his look up very closely which was pretty cute. Every year I get excited to pop my favourite items on the tree; I have this thing where I seem to forget what treasures we have hidden in the decorations box, yet when I open it, it seems only a few weeks ago I took them down. time is a funny thing and I don't think we'll ever really understand it, but I'm glad I'm started to get myself in the festive mood!


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8 comments:

  1. No you're not the only one. I still don't know how it got to December so quickly either. For us it also means birthday too, but I don't yet feel another year older!
    Good idea, put on Netflix and get into the mood for Christmas. Also the Christmas fayre - we visited one at the weekend and it certainly slowed down the whirlwind and got me in the festive mood
    Enjoy your week
    #WoTW

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    1. It's crazy isn't it? Doesn't feel right to be nearly at the end of 2015! Ooh birthday - I hope you have a good one :)
      I've watched 3 christmassy films in the last 4 days so I think it's starting to work, I'm having to force it a bit as it'll all be over if I get there naturally!
      Xx

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  2. This year does seemed to have whizzed by super quick! We are full of festivities this year but I think that has been helped by us moving into anew home a few weeks back. The Kindness Elves making their first visit and stay in our house (trust me that is ensuring action every night, I love it but that have been a few moments where I have thought, its 11pm, I need to "find out" what the elves are up to arghhhh!) But I think the difference this year is that Nevaeh is nearly 4 and Grace is 2 yrs 10mths and Alina 14mths so they are excited on the opposite scale Kiesha is now 18 and is already learning the hard way that adulthood does bring about a very different feeling to Christmas. She said to me yesterday - it doesn't feel like Christmas at all it is all about college deadlines (I refrained from saying welcome to the "real" world). However it is Nevaeh's birthday on Thursday and that is the event I have not prepared, I have presents to wrap a party I should of at least started to organise weeks ago and yet my brain keeps saying - yeah we have time lets sort it later!!!

    Glad that you are feeling better though xxx

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    1. Yes, I'm trying to get myself into the mood and it's begun - I took the boys to toys r us on Friday and had a look around, see what boys liked the look of and Freddie has been crazing for the Tracy Island from Thunderbirds for months and he saw it in there and nearly combusted on the spot - it made me so happy that I had already brought it and it's currently hiding under our bed!!! That's definitely the moment it turned it for me.. seeing his face, can't wait to capture it on Christmas day!! It's magical for them isn't it? I remember being the same too and suddenly when you get a little older it's sad how it goes a little again - I totally understand your eldest I was the same last week haha! Ooh wishing Neveah the best birthday - it'll only add to all your excitement!
      Xx

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  3. Time has flown by, hasn't it? I can't believe we're in the countdown either. and though I'm all ready and prepared, I'm not quite feeling festive yet - sure it'll hit me soon! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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    1. It's really mad I must say! Oh it'll come in the knick of time - still got a little while :) x

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  4. I feel the same I seem to have lost my whole year in the blink of an eye and I'm totally not prepared for Christmas at all #wotw

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    1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels this way!! X

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