While the advertisers would have us believe christmas is full of magic and sparkle, I'm not feeling very sparkly today*. Yes, I'm willing to admit that the thing I refer to as 'Seasonal Overwhelm' is breathing down my neck and I don't like it one bit. Today I took some time to re-evaluate what actually needs to be done in the next three weeks (so much to organise before the holidays, and gifts to sort and pack), what else I want to get done, and how it can all happen. It's a start.
As you can see, I've also taken my own advice and found some solace in knitting - which happens to be a decidedly festive little thing, but in a good way! You'll get to see the rest of it next Tuesday by which time I'm hoping to have my shopping finished, the food ordered, and everything wrapped. Wish me luck!
(*As I like to keep this a mainly positive space, I have edited out a huge rant about the international news, the UK Chancellor and tampon tax, lots of school-related stuff, including the peer pressure of expecting everyone to fill a box with gender-specific plastic tat, plus various other 'stuff'. )