Christmas shopping ALL DONE! Except for a few items of fresh food... I hopefully will not need to step foot near a shop (with my children in tow!) With the exception of a Christmas Eve eve midnight trip to the supermarket, coz I hate the crowds!!! (yes, I did say Christmas Eve eve... the day before Christmas Eve!!!)
This party season has my poor old body struggling. I don't think I've eaten a vegetable in about a week. Argh. I love my veggies - I NEED my veggies... but two dinners at Maccas (Wed & Thurs night), a sausage in bread (Tues night), and a chicken curry (Mon night) - I NEED A VEGETABLE!!! I've just made myself a kick-butt salad! A bed of lettuce, carrot sticks, grilled chicken and roast tiny potatoes, all with a tiny smattering of ranch dressing... YUMMY!!! (BTW I didn't eat Maccas tonight - the kids had their FINAL class party, there - so they ate it not me!!)
As I was exiting a shop today, I heard one lady say to another "Yeah - it's just all the drama of Christmas, hey" I've been thinking about that. I think that is really sad. Christmas is sposed to be a time of joy, giving, family, warmth, food and love. Somehow its become a mad dash for the shops (that are chockas FULL of obsessed merchandise grabbing people) looking for that bargain or "the" item of the season, that their kids MUST have, grumpy overworked shop assistants and irratable impatient shoppers. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE gifts, especially buying them and giving them. But its not sposed to be a drama. I'd be a liar if I said that I don't worry that some people are particular and "will they like my gift", but I always come back to my attitude - I believe I'm giving it because I've thought about that person and think they will like it.
I hope your Christmas, is not a drama. But one of careful thought loaded with heaps of love and happiness.
12 MORE DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS!