Monday, December 17, 2018

How can it be the 17th already?

 I love how busy children can be - concentrating hard on producing something from their heads. Eldest Granddaughter just made a pretty pattern from stickers,

but Grandson made an educational puzzle - with some festive stickers down at the bottom.

These things have happened: Eldest Granddaughter was a bunny at the stable (er, yes)

while Grandson was a more traditional king.

The tree is up; the turkey is bought and in the freezer; and then this afternoon it somehow seemed imperative to reorganise the toy cupboards instead of doing something more sensible in the way of Christmas preparations.

Daughter 2 and Littlest Granddaughter arrive tomorrow, hurray hurray. D2 is then out for Christmas parties at lunchtime that day and in the evening, and will be working in the near-Edinburgh office for the rest of the week, so Mr L and I will be in charge of Littlest (and not much else will get done). Then my brother and his wife arrive on Saturday, our niece and SIL2 on Sunday and the holiday season can begin in earnest. Perhaps I need to think a little bit further about food, and maybe even wrap some presents.

Meanwhile the house is slightly less tidy than usual because of the cupboard reorganisation. Still, deadlines are good, don't you think?

(And, now that I look at the date I see that tomorrow it will be 51 years since Mr L and I started going out together. How can that possibly be?)


  1. You've beaten me in so many ways....My tree is not up! My dh and I did not begin dating until 1972 (when we thought we were very old and wise!).
    I haven't wrapped any presents yet! My cell phone was lost and my car has started flashing a "check engine" light at me! Nevertheless, I believe we are both headed to very happy Christmas holidays with our dear ones all around.

  2. But I am older than you are, turning 74 next month. (Is that a win or a lose?)

  3. But you were children!

  4. Anonymous7:35 pm

    I like the idea of a White Rabbit at the stable. Many years ago my daughter was a Bear...

    That quiz is very well written - joined - up writing already?!

  5. Your tree looks so pretty! Fun times ahead for you -- I hope you're enjoying that littlest grandbaby now and having a great time!

  6. Hello Pam! I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your posts. I don't remember to log in very often, but when I do, I click into your posts first and you never disappoint. It is like visiting a friend who lives in my favorite city. We look forward to visiting Edinburgh again in the fall of 2019, and will include some of the places you have shared... the Botanics are at the top of my list! Blessings to you this Holiday Season!

  7. 51 years--wow! It sounds like things are getting done, although I keep forgetting that Christmas is early next week. I need to figure out when to wrap and bake. Everything else is finished. :)