How is it that you wait and wait for Christmas and then it's all over in the blink of an eye? As you can imagine I'm doing my utmost not to let it all be over and I keep telling the children that there are TWELVE days of Christmas and not just two.
So with that regard we've done nothing to get back to normal. Every morning I light the woodburner in the sitting room and most days we've sat in front of it and played with our pressies. Some days we've not even managed to get of our jammies until tea time and it's been so nice. I just feel so 'in the moment'. The outside world isn't intruding, there's no pull from the computer and we've all just been together. There's been no need to go food shopping as you can imagine although supplies may run out soon.
I've been sitting on the sofa flicking through some of my Christmas pressies:
and reading others:
and eating lots of chocolates.
Even the cats are totally relaxed and have taken to sitting in the stable and wrecking the nativity:
that one is Benjy and this is Arthur:
he looks as if he's eaten everything in the stable!
Gosh I do love being cooped up at home. Tom goes back to work on Wednesday and I think we'll have to return to the real world then. I need to wash a fleece in readiness for doll making at school and seam ten bodies. Maybe that's why I've been putting the world off .........
By the way, I forgot to mention the daily arguments over not having a telly, the boys falling out over their toys, Amber screaming at one or the other about driving their remote control cars too near her, Tom totally pissed off as the new porch gets filled with rain water all the time and me, I just keep eating those Quality Streets and carving more ham.
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone. By the way do any of you still make New Year's Resolutions these days? I feel I ought to make a few this year ............