….has nothing to do with this post. But I just wanted to give you an earworm. Although bizarrely the earworm I have is not ‘November Rain’, but rather ‘Purple Rain’. Love that song.
Anyways, on with the blogging.
I knew the second half of November would be busy, but man, it’s hitting hard right now. In a good way though – lots of busy things and fun things and silly things in amongst the more difficult and challenging stuff. And the march to Christmas is on in earnest…I got my first card yesterday (thanks, Nicole F!). I mailed my international cards today (I say “I”…I mean “Matthew” – thank you baby!), next week it’s international pressies, then UK cards, then UK gifts. Way to fund Royal Mail, right?
I’ve got an awful lot of my gifts sorted, and many of them wrapped (the shelves of our study are groaning with goodies just waiting for bows to be placed on them once we have a tree they can go under!). Still a few things to but though – mainly for Matthew, the wee folk, and Matthew and my families. Matthew and I will just be exchanging one gift on Christmas, but on January 2nd we’ll be having our onw little ‘Fakemas’ for just us two. This celebration we concocted last year because we were apart for the celebrations…this year we’re doing it because as lovely as it will be to celebrate with our families on and around Christmas, it’s great to have a little celebration just for us. Only one question – do we have a roast for dinner, or brinner? I am veering towards brinner, I must say.
Next Wednesday, I get to put up my tree (Dave). This year I’m finally going to retire all the tattier baubles I have from my student days and just use the ones I’ve built up since – I have some beautiful ones now! I add one, two, or three each year – this year I have a lone star of Texas to add, a beautiful red and gold star that Matthew loved, and a merlot bottle ornament (Jenna and I got matching ones to celebrate our red wine fun times!). I love my tree.
Well, much to do as ever. Work is proving a bit butt-kicky this week, and with a dinner, a comedy gig, and a Highland wedding to attend in the next few days, I have plenty to keep me busy! Good times.
Hope your week is proving fabulous!