Well school holidays are here and this year finds me in a very, shall we say, unfestive mood. I am feeling very tense and stressed and not at all like I normally do this close to christmas. This year just feel like everything is happening and I don't have time to stop and smell the roses.
3 weeks ago our cat had his tail amputated,,,,,,he is fine but our bank balance took a real hammering. Yesterday our older dog needed surgery to remove grass seeds from his ear and his paw, once again the bank balance got hammered and very nearly emptied. On top of all this school holidays have started and my eldest son turns 16 on Christmas Eve and is having a birthday party next Tuesday night. He isn't having anything flash, just a few friends over for a pizza dinner, followed by a trip to the movies and then a sleepover back here, but sadly all the expenses add up.
We are also hosting christmas lunch for my brother this year, so it will be 12 here for lunch and then of course since we have a blended family I have my kids for the morning until about 4pm and then we have hubby's kids for the night. I feel that I will miss out on spending quality time with my guys during the day because we have so much to get ready for lunch and we also need to fit in a visit to my mum who is in a nursing home before lunch.
Does anyone else feel intense pressure to have christmas day just perfect for everyone and you always feel like you haven't achieved that?????