Word of the Week 28th December 2018

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My Word of the Week

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I hope you have all had a really happy Christmas and I wish you all the best for the New Year!

I am now finding myself in the Christmas Limbo. There is no school and no work and I struggle to work out what day of the week it is. Routine has gone out of the window as the kids go to bed late and get up at different time. Even the television schedule is different.

Christmas Eve

We had a busy day planned for Christmas, first up was to take my wreath to the cemetery for the family plot. After spending a little time at the grave I wanted to pop into the church to light a candle and let the kids put a bauble on the huge Christmas tree…but we walked into the Crib Service. I wanted to stay and so did Star, the others not so, but we persuaded them. I’m so glad we did because it was so lovely. It was aimed at young children and the whole service was done like the book ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt.’ There were actions to do and phrases to copy, the interaction was great. The little children were dressed up as Angels, Shepherds and Wise Men. There was a little Mary and Joseph, a donkey and some other animals. It was adorable and very relaxed. We joined in with the carols which were all familiar ones and they kept them short with just one or two verses. It really made us feel in the Christmas spirit.

After we went to visit the kid’s remaining Grandma, and My brother and exchanged gifts. The kids were excited and happy.

Christmas Day

Christmas day itself went really well the kids got up just before 7am. All the adults in the house got up too and we opened our presents. Then two of the other adults went back to bed because they had been up until 4 am!!

Eldest son stayed up to help with the kids, working out how their presents work and keeping them happy. I spent an hour with the Little Man sorting his Wedo Lego bricks into labelled containers (oh this was the idea of heaven to me, but it was also hellish to see him throw his dismantled brick back in any old way!)

I had been promised that I would not have to do anything about dinner as it would all be done for me. But I ended up doing most of it anyway. My family say I’m useless at asking for help, but how many times do I need to say the vegetables need to go on now. I think I said it about four times before I just got up and did it myself half an hour later. Everyone one else was just far too distracted.

Christmas dinner itself was a big success, there were no complaints and everyone enjoyed it. (This is a BIG thing in our house, there is always someone not happy with what we are eating.)

The day passed happily and was enjoyed by all.

Boxing Day

Boxing day was similar, but I was struggling with pain and fatigue. It’s hard to admit to family that you are feeling ill when everyone is in such good spirits. So I battled on, which was a mistake as I eventually broke. I hate to admit it, I was the only one to have a misery fest over Christmas. I did recover myself pretty quickly and tried to stay chilled for the rest of the day.

One thing I have really enjoyed over the Christmas break is a marathon of Terry Pratchett films. They have been on a lot and I have watched The Colour of Magic, Going Postal and The Hogfather. Each time I have felt emotional at seeing Sir Terry Pratchett make his cameo appearance. It is so sad that there will be no more Discworld books.

Christmas is over for another year, and this year I can count as a success. Now, we just have to survive New Year.

I don’t really expect many to join in this week, but I’ll be reading and sharing if you do. I will look forward to seeing you next year and I hope to get more bloggers joining in with their word of the week.

Now it’s over to you, come and tell us your word of the week.

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  1. December 28, 2018 / 10:34 am

    We had the best Christmas! I lost track of what day it was days ago. Every day seems like a Friday or Sunday. lol
    The Crib service sounds lovely.
    It sounds like your Christmas went really well. Well done on pleasing everyone with lunch!
    I did actually think of you when I saw all the Terry Pratchett films on over the last few days. I have recorded some as I’ve never seen them.
    Wishing you all the best for 2019 x

  2. December 30, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    The Crib service sounds like it was the festive cheer that you were looking for. What a lovely idea. I didn’t spot the Terry Pratchett films. I don’t seem to have seen much Christmas TV this year, which is unusual for me, but good. Hope you continue to enjoy your holiday. Thanks for hosting.

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