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20th November 2011

34 Days till Christmas

I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday watching Christmas movies upstairs and wrapping presents. Before wrapping could commence though, I had to do a stock check! It took me a couple of hours to gather all the gifts together, make a list of every item then update my excel sheet.
I feel so much better now it’s all organised again. It was worth doing because I discovered gifts for a niece that I’d forgotten I’d already bought and I’d got more on order for delivery on Wednesday.
That saved me some money!

The day started off Christmassy… I watched 2 movies in the morning, one was at 5am because I couldn’t sleep. It was called Twice upon a Christmas

and was a follow on from the movie I watched yesterday, called, unsurprisingly, Once upon a Christmas!

I watched A Christmas Kiss before Ant and I had lunch then I went upstairs while he went into work.

I took my laptop upstairs and used it to watch Christmas movies that we have stored on the server. I watched Kelsey Grammer in the musical version of A Christmas Carol. Well, I say watched, I mainly listened seeing as I was knee deep in presents/wrap/ribbon/tape etc!

After that, I watched A Christmas Romance starring Olivia Newton-John…..

followed by (and the last one for the day!) The 12 days of Christmas Eve.

I wrapped just under 50 gifts and still have more to wrap today. The good news is, I only need to buy about another 10 presents and I’ll be done…..before December even starts!
I do like this wonderful feeling of being totally organised as opposed to the brain scribbling incident I went through the other day.
I do need to crack on with making my Christmas cards though. I still have about 40 to make so that’ll be my task for Monday when the kids are at school.

I must admit to feeling very Christmassy and in a really good mood tonight! Mind you, after all those movies, it would be hard not to feel Christmassy!

I’ve just remembered that I should have made a fruit cake for Granddad’s birthday so the girls could decorate it when they get home. I’m going to have to make it first thing in the morning so it has time to cool.
I’m also going to make 2 more fruit cakes, one for Aiden’s scouts Christmas fair and one for the girls school Christmas fair.
I’ve ordered some decorations from Asda. They’re being delivered Wednesday which gives me plenty of time to decorate it before Saturday.
We haven’t had the date for the school Christmas fair yet but when we do, we’ve decided to make some ‘I’m melting, melting….‘ cookies as well as the Christmas cake 🙂

Now I’d best get some sleep in case I’m awake at 5am again!

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