I was feeling a little sad at the weekend, having had to cancel yet another of our Christmas social fixtures due to the flu that Steve and I were fighting off.
My wise friend Cath said, ‘You know, sometimes Christmas just isn’t the shape that you want it to be, or think it ought to be. It’s still Christmas though, and it will still be lovely in the end. It’s just a differently-shaped kind of Christmas, that’s all.’
So, we are ensconced in our cottage, with a wood fire permanently lit, the tree up and decorated, the stockings hanging over the fireplace, the Christmas knitting (very almost!) finished and the presents (mostly) wrapped. We have decided not to go on our sunny new year holiday, but to stay wrapped up here instead. It’s warm and cosy and relaxing, and just what we need right now.
Whatever shape this time of year is for you, I wish you all the best for it and hope you have a good break.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Anna, I’m sure you’ll make Christmas perfect for Steve and the boys whatever the situation. I hope you’re over the worst of the flu by tomorrow anyway though. By contrast we had a ridiculously busy weekend socially and ended up feeling pretty burned out by yesterday morning. Definitely a case of too much of a good thing!
Merry Christmas to all of you!
Have a joyful and peaceful holidays Anna!
Merry Christmas! May it be peaceful and calm. Feel better!
Hope you had a lovely day yesterday and that you are feeling much better – Christmas pudding has a way of doing that (for me anyway).
Merry Christmas Anna!
I hope you and Steve are better, and that you and your family enjoy your holidays and have a lovely time together
I hope you and Steve are feeling better, and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
I hop you are feeling better soon and that you Christmas holiday was wonderful!!
I know I am late but just wanted to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, hope it was a good one and you are all over your flu now. All the best for 09 xx
Wonderful advice from your friend. I wish I would have read this earlier when I was feeling blue about a sudden change of plans!