Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's Christmas

I'm starting to feel Christmassy at last. Only a teeny bit though.

School has finished and my last OU assignment of the year was sent off yesterday. Now I can focus on other matters in hand. The presents are purchased, with due consideration to the credit crunch. The cards are sent. We have no tree, as son 2 has been very upset by the tree over the last few years, too much of a change to his usual environment. Perhaps we will have another go at sneaking it up at the last minute this year. Son 1 is ill with a nasty gastric upset and had to miss work yesterday. It wouldn't be Christmas without some sort of illness here.

So for the next few days I will be house tidying, present wrapping and food shopping...

Three notable things:

1. The X Factor - the right result. But I hope JLS do well too.

2. I now have four versions of Hallelujah on my computer. Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, KD Lang and Alexandra Burke. Yes, I like that song...

3. I'm feeling sad about Woolworths closing, even though it has been rubbish in recent years.


Casdok said...

We dont have a tree either for the same reason.

I agree with you on both counts re Woolworths. But i got some great bargains there yesterday!!

Hope Son 1 feels better soon.

Lane Mathias said...

Woolworths was a bit rubbish recently but I will still miss it.

Hope son 1 is better soon and hope you get all your bits done:-)

DJ Kirkby said...

Our tree goes up on the 21st, we do enjoy the twinkling lights but the change upsets most of us at Chez Aspie and it gets taken down shortly after! Hope no one else got ill at yours. xo

Anne Brooke said...

Hope all family illness is cleared up soon, Cathy, and that you all have a wonderful Christmas.

Love & hugs


PS I can sympathise with the tree-hating son - they upset me too and I find the concept of putting the cards up and doing the decorations really uncomfortable. So we haven't done anything for years and have a much better Christmas as a result!

HelenMWalters said...

I haven't dared put up any decorations this year in case the four new cats decide to destroy them!

Cathy said...

I'm glad we're not the only ones with few decorations up!

Thanks for the well wishes for Son 1, he is much better and should be back to work tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Routines do matter don't they, it's times like these when we realise just how much.

CJ xx

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Congrats on meeting the OU deadlines. I'm sad about Woolworths too, it's kind of an institution. I hope Son 1 recovers in time for you all to have a great Christmas.