Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas planning - 4 weeks to go!

We're getting into the final stretch!  The Flylady has started sending out the final 'super' missions for getting ready for Christmas, and I'm actually feeling very much in control.  Which is just as well, as we had some excitement yesterday afternoon when DH fell down a very long flight of concrete stairs at the station (we were at home, wondering where on earth he had got to) which required an ambulance ride and 10+ stitches on the top/back of his head.  They kept him in overnight (because of concussion) but is now safe back at home where we can keep an eye on him... :P


Anyway, apart from the 'head injury excitement' we lit our first advent candle at breakfast yesterday morning and DD9 and DS11 got their advent presents (Dress Up Your Own Paper Pups and Lego Crazy Action Contraptions from the 'Klutz Chicken Socks' series which I found on amazon).  So that kept the kids busy all morning :)

Last week my goals were to clean out the freezer, hang lights in the garden and finish the Christmas cards...hmm.

Well, the freezer is looking much more respectable.  Okay, so I didn't actually defrost it, but I did throw out lots of old bread etc, so there is more space for the new stuff coming in.  Plus I can actually see what I already have in there - bonus! :)

I had planned to hang up fairy lights in the garden on Saturday afternoon but we had a storm warning for the whole of Denmark for Sunday afternoon/evening, so I decided to wait until it had blown over.  So I went out this morning (Monday) to clear up the debris/move the garden furniture back into position/lift up the bikes which had been knocked over and then I quickly put up the lights. 30 minutes and that project was done!  There are quite a few light bulbs which have blown but I decided not to notice and will replace those next year... ;D

We haven't started playing any Christmas music just yet - Thursday 1st December will be quite soon enough - but I do have one CD that I've loved for years and years which is always, always first on the turntable (and playing in the background when I bake my Christmas cake in October).  Ella (Fitzgerald) Wishes You a Swinging Christmas.  Here's one of my favourite tracks...cue the snowflakes!


And Candace introduced me to this little pearl last year...  Yes, yes, we all love Billy Idol.  But Billy singing Christmas songs?  Surreal.  Scary.  But oddly addictive! ;D



Check back next Monday for more Christmas planning.  When my Christmas cards will (hopefully) be posted, baking will have started and we shall all be parading around wearing Santa hats or reindeer antler hairbands...

DD in 2009 when she was 7...aww! ;D
Have a marvelous Monday! :)

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