No no no no NO!
It can’t be December already. I am not ready, not ready I tell you!
I still have Christmas gifts to make and camping stuff to organise. I am still madly trying to finish and upload my Christmas Digi Scrap designs for a fab promotion we have on at PBP at the moment. We still have one last ballet rehearsal then a full day of concert craziness to get through. Then there is kinder concerts and parties and family get togethers…. I am not ready!
Christmas is in how many sleeps? Twenty-three?
It feels like we’ve hardly even begun to think about Christmas in this house. We’ve been so focussed on ballet concerts and birthday parties not to mention our trip away and we are all so looking forward to our camping trip that it seems we’ve forgotten to get a little bit Christmassy here at home.
We lent our fancy plastic Christmas tree to friends this year since we won’t be around much to enjoy it, but after seeing how great it looks in their living room yesterday and how lovely and christmassy their house looks I think we might have to break out just a few decorations. Just a little something to mark the season here at home before we leave. Maybe some ‘christmas sticks’ in a vase with a few decorations – but where to put it that is Muski-proof? I am not sure that is even possible!
The girls and I have plans to make some kind of beach-camping-natural Christmas tree creation for while we are away. I think I might sneak in a few small decorations among the clothes and camping gear and bring some crafting bits and pieces so that we can collect natural materials and string them up or make decorations from them. I’m hoping there might be some bushland near by that we can ‘borrow’ a nice big branch from to be the tree. I’ve no idea what we will do if there isn’t, but it is all part of the adventure isn’t it?
I’m doing well with most of the presents – still waiting on two orders to arrive (crossing fingers and toes they make it in time) and have one or two crafting things left to do – you know, in all my spare time. I’m really pleased with the small collection of presents we bought and made for all four children (we are not buying for adults) who will be at our camping Christmas. I’ve managed to get them some lovely gifts but not go overboard of the ‘stuff factor’ considering we’ll have to carry it all there and then bring it all home again.
Once ballet is over and done with (concert is in 5 more sleeps and counting) I think I might have to hunt out some Christmas carol CDs to play around the place. Does anyone have some suggestions of kid friendly but not ‘kiddy’ christmas CDs? I am also trying to find a day where we can squeeze in a special Christmas Adventure ala Azure of Suburbia because I think that is a super ace Christmas tradition and the big girls would love it.
So what are you doing to spread the Christmas Cheer or holiday spirit around your place? Or all you all ‘bah humbug’ and just wish it would all just go away?