It is exactly 7 weeks until Christmas Day. We are planning a relatively simple Christmas . Belle and her family will be arriving in time for lunch and staying for a night or 2. We will have 4 children under 7 with us so I am looking forward to sharing the true spirit with them. We will also spend some time with my mother, sister and brother on either Christmas Day or Boxing Day.
Gifts – I have a couple of small items for the children and will be adding some handmade gifts as well. None of us need more ‘stuff’.
Meals will be special but definitely not excessive. It will also be a gluten-free menu and as much as possible,grain-free as well.
We generally do not get involved in the many Christmas parties as our focus is a small, family celebration. The one exception is Christmas drinks with the neighbours. We live on a long rural road and this is the only time during the year that we see some of the neighbours. This year we are hosting the event which simply means that I will sweep the verandah and set out some extra chairs and glasses. Everyone contributes a plate of finger food and brings their own drinks.
In the meantime, life goes on as usual. Miss O has a birthday coming up, I have a conference to attend interstate, Missy is relocating to another city and I have deadlines to meet at work. This is all aside from the day to day routines.
Do you have any special plans for the coming weeks? Do you celebrate Christmas?