I’m feeling simultaneously supercharged and frazzled with Christmas preparations this week. One minute I feel as if I’m doing fine, getting plenty done, well organised.
I blitzed the entire house over two weekends. Proper deep cleaning and moving all the furniture around. It’s like having a new house! And now I’ll be happy putting all the decorations up next weekend, knowing everything is clean and tidy.
But the next minute I sense a blind terror creeping up on me that it’s only a few weeks away. I did a little stock-take last night and made a list of what I still need to do. There’s more than I thought. Nothing is finished, I’ve a whole stack of crocheted bits still to make, and zero free time to do any of it! Aaaaaaaaaaargh!
… And breathe.
I mean, I know it’ll all get done. One way or another, when Christmas arrives, it’ll all be done and the things that aren’t done, I’ll somehow muddle through regardless. It’ll all be fine. It always is.
BUT WHAT IF IT’S NOT???
So there have been a few last-minute thrown together quick meals lately. I’ve been halfway through shunting a wardrobe across my bedroom and suddenly realised it was nearly 6pm and the kids still hadn’t been fed! So it’s not the most inspirational meal plan this week but I’VE BEEN BUSY! Ok?!
MONDAY: egg, bacon and mushroom hash, with potato waffles and syrup
TUESDAY: payday takeaway
WEDNESDAY: soy glazed tuna with rainbow bulgar wheat
THURSDAY: sausages, mash, gravy and runner beans
FRIDAY: Christmas crochet meet-up party! (I took homemade sausage rolls)
SUNDAY: beans on toast