Well I am on my way to being organised in time (fingers crossed). I have made the mincemeat for the mince pies, made and steamed 6 Christmas puddings and have all but one gift that still hasn't arrived from the catalogue people. What did we do when we didn't have the internet to shop with? I can remember fraught days of Christmas shopping when the children were still at school, rushing home and hiding what I had bought and hoping No. 1 son didn't find them before I had time to wrap them. Lists in those days seemed long enough to use as wrapping paper but somehow the money stayed unelasticated so disappointment was always on the cards somewhere.
These days the lists come from the 5 Grandchildren but the money remains the same. Anyway. Now I can say to their parents. "You get it for them and I will give you the money" or, "Where will I find that on the internet". Yes I think Christmas has caught up with the times. Just think how much time we must save Father Christmas.
Last Christmas No.1 son left some Whiskey and a mince pie for Santa and a Carrot for the reindeer. Fetching the vegetables in to help Daddy, Hayden (aged 3) turned round and said "The cheek of it. The reindeer took one bite of the carrot and put it back in the veg basket."
I decided this year to make only one or two Christmas presents. Here they are. Hope you like them.
|This is a shopping bag that folds up|
|This is the bag folded|
|This shows the inside of the bag.|
|A cushion cover for No1 son's computer chair.|
|Oven gloves and pot pinchers.|
Well, time is marching on and I have a few things left to do before I huddle under the bedclothes and hopefully sleep through the wind and rain. Perhaps it will be sunny tomorrow. Another day nearer finding our Secret Santa partner.
Goodnight All, sleep tight.God Bless.