Christmas Eve is finally upon us. As always the grown ups in our house are probably more excited than the kids; but that’s what happens when two children who throw up with excitement on Christmas Eve grow up, meet and get married.
Despite not hosting much at all we’ve managed to busy ourselves in the business of getting ready for Christmas. The OTT food shop, the frantic cleaning of the house and of course the last minute panic buys which this year strangely included alcohol, which we realised we may still need for guests and hosts alike. How things change in a year. Last years Christmas food shop was 85% booze.
The blog too closes down for 2018 in a very different place to last year. No longer a space I feel pressured to perform or to ‘make it big as a blogger’, but once more a space to draw out my thoughts, my passions and my struggles, not just as a Mum, but as me, Sarah. I couldn’t be happier to have made that adjustment this year and expect more of the same next year.
I’ll be back in 2019 with the next chapter of my journey. The coming year is set to be a big one with our youngest starting school, my quest to seek out a flexible job (and a childcare solution) and perhaps my first whole year alcohol free. Having had my last hangover in August 2018 I haven’t looked back, and life perma-sober continues to be a revelation. Yes, even at Christmas.
For the Muddling Through Family, Christmas this year is a three day Vicar Of Dibley style marathon; Mums, In Laws, Dads. And this is pretty much my perfect Christmas. We’ll fall in our front door on the fourth day, lock it behind us and spend a couple of days as a family playing, chilling, eating, before resurfacing for time with friends before the return to normality.
So as I dig out the Christmas Eve Knick knacks: the sacks, the Santa plate and glass, the reindeer food and A Muppets Christmas Carol, all that’s left to say is have a Marvellous Christmas, however you are spending it.
Thank you for reading in 2018, for supporting me and my little blog; this year wouldn’t have been the same without you.