Friday, 20 November 2015

Have at thee Christmas!




Four jars of mincemeat made
and one Christmas card bought.
A Post-It note saying:

Goose?
Make table bigger?
Get/make curtains.
Put curtains up spare room.


The illusion of being satisfactorily on top of things 
in that department
cannot be allowed to persist.

11 comments:

  1. About to pot my mincemeat, pudding making on Sunday, have dispensed with the cake this year. Won't feel on top of things until children hand over their Christmas lists.

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  2. Sounds like you've got it in the bag. I've made a start, and I do have a large jar of mincemeat in the cupboard (left over from last year). Do let me know when it's acceptable to start making tarts. CJ xx

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  3. Well, Lucille, seems to me that you and Sue are well ahead of me with regard to certain preparations.

    Those jars of mincemeat surely do look good. And inspiring, too.

    xo

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  4. Secretly impressed by mincemeat. That is a LOT of mincepies.

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  5. All good if it works.... If I start too early, I manage to fool myself that I've got it sorted, then I get distracted and stop, forget what I've done so far, and end up with a last-minute panic. And usually the list goes missing. One year I put several summer-bought presents away in the famous Safe Place and didn't find them until several months after Christmas. Nowadays I know hardly anyone who likes mincemeat or Christmas cake, so I can cross that particular task off the list and feel just fine about buying them ready made just for me!

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  6. You're further ahead than I am. On the other hand, all of our children are going to be with their in-laws this year so... turkey dinner for one for the carnivore and baked beans on toast for me. Bliss! (Lonely - but there are compensations. I might be able to watch the ballet for the first time ever, assuming there's going to be ballet on tv.)

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  7. Lists? Oh my, you are way ahead......

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  8. I love your list-making ! It so resembles mine . The key , I find , is to begin with a completed item ( so feel-good ) and then break up a task up into two ( the curtains ) .
    Then I sally forth and complete the most achievable ( ready for the top of tomorrow's list ) ...
    But , unlike you I expect , I then get distracted , waylaid , hungry ...
    It's still weeks away , right ?

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  9. I do love a list and am convinced that the act of writing one is job done so am often sadly disillusioned. Intrigued by 'make table bigger'...

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  10. I say Bah, to lists and Christmas!

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  11. Where would we be without our Bonne Maman jars? (I must admit mine hold leftovers far more often than anything made specifically to go in them;-)

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