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Energyofasloth · 20/12/2019 21:36

I have some last min Xmas wrapping to do which I dread 😩
Pick up veg from Tesco ready for the big day and the turkey/sausage meat from the butchers.
Drop off some presents to extended family whom are not with us this Christmas.
& then to lounge about with my 10month old DD and see how many times we can watch frozen on repeat before DH pulls the last remaining hairs he has left from his head 😁

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cleanasawhistle · 21/12/2019 14:01

congratulations @MsSquiz

Enjoying a lazy day at home today after a very busy week.
Tomorrow meeting some friends for an early lunch to catch up and exchange cards.

Hope you all get some time to relax .

Titsywoo · 21/12/2019 14:22

Was up early today to get all the food shopping done. Managed a retidy (after my big clean last Thursday) and am now watching Goonies with DH. Will do some more cleaning before seeing some friends this evening and getting more wrapping done after that.

Popping to Borough Market with the kids in the morning to get a few last bits then home to finish the wrapping.

Been pretty organised so it's not a huge rush this weekend.

ScribblyGum · 21/12/2019 14:24

Writing another masters essay.
7.5 down, 1.5 still to go...

Wishihadanalgorithm · 21/12/2019 14:30

We are in Lapland! Flying home tomorrow so about to pack and then we are off out for a Christmas meal. Monday morning the Ocado delivery is coming and we have the last bit of shopping to do and then, on Christmas Eve, family are coming over for tea. Really happy we got an Ocado delivery slot on 17th December (day before we flew out) as Ocado released seem extra ones. Initially I refused to pay the extra £10 delivery price but now I’m just relieved we have the food coming,

Serenity45 · 21/12/2019 14:31

Out with friends last night
Finished wrapping and bits of housework this morning
DH dropped car in for MOT
Currently lying on sofa in our PJs watching Bad Boys Blush
Meeting stepdad and his partner for dinner later as they're spending Christmas in Ireland and leave tomorrow.
Going to see Star Wars in the morning (SO EXCITED Xmas Grin), will pop to supermarket for last bits of shopping we didn't get last week on way home. Hosting Boxing Day so just buffet stuff.
Either dinner out or sofa and PJs again. We're about to adopt 2 toddlers (coming home to us in January Grin so getting the downtime in while we can

MissMoogle · 21/12/2019 14:38

I'll be wrapping gifts, doing some knitting, maybe getting in some time on Sims 4, and generally feeling pretty damned shit because it will be my first christmas alone, as my mothers in hospital, and they couldn't get her care package sorted in time (lack of capacity with the providers at such short notice apparantly).

I had planned to put the Christmas tree up but what's the point. I dont feel joyful enough to do it.

Serenity45 · 21/12/2019 14:39

I broke some of my vertebrae in a car accident Tuesday so I am laying flat, like I will be for the next 6 weeks

Sorry to hear this. Sending you positive thoughts for a good recovery and wondering if in your position I'd use a giant bendy straw for prosecco

adhdme2019 · 21/12/2019 14:57

I feel so guilty i have up cleaning and am lying on the couch reading a book on my iPad while the kids play in their room.

Am I ruining Christmas?

bluesatinmanolos · 21/12/2019 15:07

Preparing for an interview on Monday! I'm not much of a Christmas person anyway, so it's a good excuse to get out of stuff! Grin

alltoomuchrightnow · 21/12/2019 15:08

Working all weekend (about to leave now) Work in retail so no rest there

GameSetMatch · 21/12/2019 15:10

Two soft play children’s birthday parties ☹️ A Christmas big shop with a 5&2 year old I need tow and a big tidy of the house before the big day! I’m dreading the next few days.

Frariedeamin · 21/12/2019 15:19

@Serenity45 Genius! I am sending DH out with a list shortly!

MitziK · 21/12/2019 16:42

@Titsywoo why in God's name would you

a) countenance Borough Market on the last Saturday before Christmas
b) countenance Borough Market later than the first half hour after opening at any time
c) Take CHILDREN with you?

I've retrieved DP from the pub taking a breather after work, bought precisely

1 Dragonfruit
1 Smoked Gammon even though I don't like it, because it's the law, apparently, to have it on the 26th, and I made the fatal error of mentioning to him whilst dating that I had to make one with all the extra flavourings for the ex and kids every Christmas
1 Red Cabbage
1 Packet of Bockwurst

then we neatly ducked under the massive argument that started at the till in Lidl where a women demanded to speak to the manager about something and her adult daughters all chipped in, handed my four items to the poor cashier over their trolleyload, paid and exited whilst world war three was breaking out between them (as they couldn't even agree amongst themselves what the problem was that they need The Manager for), the poor Floor Manager and about 20 irate customers seeing the belt piled high but no purchasing going on. Rather sensibly, the security guard stuck to checking the bags at the door, rather than adding to the scrum. Especially as he looked about 80 and was a whole five foot two on tiptoes.

Took evasive manoeuvres through the market, picked up a baguette, eggs, butter, bacon and a packet of black pudding at the Co-op and came home.

DP is now making breakfast/lunch/tea, I've practically inhaled a cuppa and we've made plans for the next raiding party. Apparently, I'm Red Leader.

I did consider asking if we could fit in destroying the Death Star in between the parsnips and cider shelves, but he'd probably accept it as a viable mission, rather than a trap.

sunshineandshowers21 · 21/12/2019 16:49

my mum and dad have our three kids tonight so me and my boyfriend are going to wrap presents whilst watching the football, drinking wine, and eating chinese. then taking the kids to see santa tomorrow, then my boyfriend will take the kids for a walk with the dogs whilst i go to get my nails done.

Titsywoo · 21/12/2019 16:50

Ah they are teens so not much bother and I'm only grabbing a couple of bits so am ok to battle the crowds. I may try and get there earlier - I think it opens at 10am tomorrow? - but that all depends when I decide to drag myself out of bed!

LilyJade · 21/12/2019 16:50

I had a pj morning, my mum & sister came over for lunch & I've just finished my gym workout.
Having a Coke Zero at the pub then going to tesco for a few bits, then home for a relaxed evening.

Tomorrow meeting a friend in town to go shopping, look at the Christmas tree display in the town gardens & have a drink.

Serin · 21/12/2019 16:54

Just chilling.
Walked dog earlier.
All shopping done.
Might go to the pub tonight.

fairydustandpixies · 21/12/2019 16:56

Having a pre-Christmas party this evening!

lifeisgoodagain · 21/12/2019 17:05

Honestly ... moping about as my new partner lives far away and we both have to be responsible adults, dd is also moping as her boyfriend is with his parents for Christmas, a right pair!

Natsku · 21/12/2019 17:05

DD had her last day of school today (cruel school makes them go in on a Saturday for the last day of term - she was not happy!)

Decorated the gingerbread today with the kids and OH and the kids put up the Christmas tree and decorated.

Tried to finish wrapping the presents but ran out of wrapping paper, considering just tying some ribbons around DD's keyboard because it's massive and would take a lot of paper.

Tomorrow we have to go to the shop because I just realised I don't have a meat thermometer for the ham, and to get more wrapping paper. And then I have to prepare the potatoes for the potato casserole.

Inbetween the boring prep stuff I'm hoping to watch some films with the kids, and some Ms Marple with OH, and I shall definitely drink some wine.

Whatdayisit2 · 21/12/2019 17:54

Big loonngg walk after collecting last min Xmas presents from marks in the morning. Drinks and a mince pie with friends late arvo. Then Xmas telly and an early night. Perfect x

Arrowfanatic · 21/12/2019 18:00

Had a lay in this morning till 9.45am (I'm shattered after 2 insane weeks at work). Then my dear friend babysat the kods whilst DH & i went to watch Star wars then do a quick xmas shop.

Tomorrow will be a few bits of housework but chillinh out mainly. DD7 has got a cold so she needs to just relax.

Then I'm working Monday.

MysweetAudrina · 21/12/2019 18:18

Myself and dd11 has a lovely day today pottering around the city centre, soaking up the atmosphere and picking up a few bits and pieces. managed to 4 or 5 presents with no stress, they seemed to just appear. I keep thinking of more things to buy though but am going to limit myself to 3 specific items tomorrow to even out the kids piles. Dh and kids off to cinema with hurling team so I have a few hours in the afternoon.

A friend rang me to say he has a leg of stuffed lamb and if I do the veg he will cook it tomorrow and bring it over to eat here.

Last night myself and dd went to see Cats and picked up a few more presents.

GlitteryUnicornSparkles · 21/12/2019 19:05

Working during the day and cleaning in the evenings.

Dr1v1ngh0meforxxxmas · 21/12/2019 20:33

Frairiedeamon - hope that you will be better soon !
Hope that MNet will help to keep you entertained

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