So, according to rumours whirling around my ears at present, Christmas is just around the corner.
For Dash and Violet, the countdown (complete with chocolate-rewarding Advent Calendars) is well and truly on. Apparently there are 17 days to go – so announced my son after having his pre-breakfast treat this morning! (Just what my little everyready bunny, early bird boy needs at 6am… not).
My own Christmas energy waxes and wanes a little. It takes a WHOLE lot of stamina to keep that festive spirit at optimum levels from the Chain Store Tinsel Invasion (sometime in AUGUST I believe) right through to December 25. I am seriously considering getting my own Advent Calendar Reward Chart happening. With those little bottle of Baileys hiding behind each cardboard ‘door’.
It’s not that I am completely unprepared… I am mostly there in the Festive Package Department, but I am certainly not as organised as a CERTAIN friend of mine…
Who sent me a little pre-Santa entertainment.
Oh YES she did. The chick with a bigger grin than yours truly (and that’s no mean feat) sent me a little Chrissy offering.
I have taken to rewarding each chore I do here (tax work, making beds for the first bout of holiday visitors, putting up the tinsel) with a skit from this mega-funny DVD. Of course, it’s NOT for little ears (or my more ladylike readers’ sensibilities – Mum, that means DON’T CLICK ON THE LINKS HERE) but I have had a huge grin on my face all day as attack the next chore humming the last JT tune/Christmas reward.
And almost as good as a proper belly-laugh.
PPS Jenny didn’t pay me to post this little plug. Well, except if you count the massive bottle of Bailey’s she brought me when she visited. Heh.