Don’t mention Christmas!

Well, not yet anyway and I’m only saying this because someone did mention it to me just recently and my jaw hit the floor. It’s only September for goodness sake!

But then I realised that September is a lot closer to December than I thought and now I’m thinking of it at least once a day. It’s a funny thing but the Big Kahuna in December seems to spend a lot of time on the peripheral and then one day it’s in your face and you find yourself having a mini panic attack because you feel you need to step things up a bit to meet it before it’s too late!

Don’t get me wrong, I do like Christmas. I like the tree and the trimmings and the cooking and all the other things associated with it, even if I’m not plussed on the commercialism. In our house we like to keep it cosy and very family orientated and it works really well and we all have a lovely time, but I didn’t need the early reminder that it is only 105 days away. Only 105 days! It might sound like a lot if you’re incarcerated or if you’re hanging out for something you are really looking forward to but when it’s the countdown to something you need to get organised, it feels like no time at all.

So, I should start doing something, huh! Well, yes, I should and I seriously intend to make some sort of move towards preparing for Christmas so I don’t have to deal with it in early December when the rush is on and everyone is having a meltdown. Thing is, I have so many other things to do as well and I can feel myself beginning to to get a bit edgy. But why? Why do we put ourselves through it? Okay, most of us are traditional to some degree or other but should we give in to the pressure? No, we shouldn’t.

Last year was a bit iffy, I’ll admit, but this year I think I really will begin making preparations earlier which will make our laid-back cosy Chrissy so much more attainable and if we can have it in a new location because I’ve found my ideal place then all the better. On the other hand, maybe I should put off a house move until after New Year. Moving is stressful too and moving preparations can really throw a spanner in the works of making an early start on the Christmas preparations. Decisions, decisions!!!

Whatever, I think I’ll just play the whole thing by ear and see how it turns out. It should be fine and these things do tend to sort themselves no matter what and it’s not like I have to plan the mother of all Christmases or anything and as long as the kids and I can get together, what else matters?

I’m going to ignore the 105 days. Seriously….!