Yes I know we haven’t had Halloween yet and it’s still October, but the festive season has dominated my thoughts this week. We are on holiday right before Christmas so organization is key.
I was talking to my Mum, she offered to get milk and whatever for us so I wouldn’t have to worry when I got back. She asked me when would I get my *fresh stuff* would I really want to go round the supermarket at 7am on Christmas Eve…? I was about to say well yes, when she said for goodness sake Karen would having cook from frozen veg on Christmas Day really be that bad? What do you think Aunt Bessies is for? You know what.. she’s right. I was putting so much unnecessary pressure on myself over a few spuds. It was a proper light bulb moment. So, I have decided I will buy some nice ready made veg dishes that can be frozen, cooked from frozen, stock my freezer and on Christmas Eve I will just have to take everything out that needs defrosting. I have even made a Christmas Dinner food list and I will go shopping purposely to get those items, so that I know I have them. Mince pies, cake can all be made in advance and frozen too. My Inner Domestic Goddess has been given wine, chocolate and told to shut it along with that nagging inner voice that tells us women that Christmas Dinner has to be perfect or it’ll all be a disaster and the sky will fall in. It won’t. I know people who have egg and chips for Christmas dinner. Y’know I think I could make a whole nother post about the pressure we put on ourselves at that time of year…
I have also been ordering Christmas presents.. I actually started Christmas shopping in June.. I’ve updated my address book and by default cut the number of cards I’ll be sending. I’ve had parcels arriving from that big online store and hiding the contents from prying eyes. I’ve made a list of what we’ve bought the kids, I’ve ordered Santa Letters, I’m making my lists and checking them twice! LOL!
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