Friday, 23 December 2011

You can't have everything...

I've been a terrible blogger, and an even worse writer lately, but I'm sure you'll all be thrilled to know that this Christmas there has been no last-minute present panic (yet) or waking up in a cold sweat at 3am with the desperate realisation that tomorrow is daughter #3's Christmas play and I haven't yet started assembling bits of costume. This year, beds are already made up - with actual clean sheets - in preparation for the arrival of my brother and his adorable family and not only are presents bought, but also wrapped, hopefully meaning I'll be able to go to bed before the sky starts to lighten on Christmas morning. This year the fridge has been calmly stocked by a timely Sainsbury's delivery rather than a last-minute raid on the Spar shop in the late-night garage, and the chocolate-and-pizza-encrusted sofa covers have been washed. In other words, this year I am In Control of Christmas.

It's all something of a displacement activity, of course. It's the season of angels and lighting candles and counting blessings and I am doing both of the latter, for reasons that will become clear in time. In the meantime I'm wishing you all the happiest and most peaceful of Christmases and the best and brightest of New Years. xxxx

8 comments:

scarlet wilson said...

Happy Christmas Mrs Organised! Hope to see you in the new year!

Julie said...

Happy Christmas, India! I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful 2012!

India said...

Of course, I'm suddenly finding a whole load of things I've forgotten to do now... but the feeling of control was nice while it lasted. Scarlet, it's been so great to meet you this year - looking forward to lots more fun and laughs in 2012!

Thank you Julie - and the same to you and yours! Hope Christmas brings you all the good things you deserve. xx

ros said...

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Caroline said...

Merry Christmas India. Hope you had a great day! Caroline x

Lacey Devlin said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you had a great one!

Morton S Gray said...

Merry Christmas!

I've just typed a draft application to RNA New Writers' Scheme - wish me luck.

Oh and after a dearth of writing after Nano a new book started bubbling to the surface on Christmas Eve - frantic loo scribbling!!!

Have a lovely break with your family. Mx

India said...

Thank you so much for your Christmas wishes everyone . Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and easing yourselves gently back into the idea of work/normality isn't proving too miserable...

Best of luck with NWS submission, Morton - and with new book! Here's to a creative and productive New Year...

xxx