I’m feeling a little delicate this morning. It could be due to the annual Christmas teacher flu that I always develop on the first day of the holidays. More likely, however, it’s because I consumed quite a large amount of alcohol last night at the staff party.
It was a really nice evening – my friend and I were on a table with the canteen staff, who are hilarious, and so we spent most of the meal in hysterical fits of laughter. Everyone looked very glamorous, the food was beautiful and after some initial reluctance most of us spent the rest of the evening dancing the night away to party classics from the 1970’s and 1980’s. At one point the Principal sat next to me to say hello and I’m a little concerned that I may have been slurring when I was speaking with her, but other than that I made it through the night relatively unscathed.
When I got up this morning I decided to get everything finished off in preparation for the next few days. The Bloke and I are spending Christmas seperately with our own families so tomorrow we are going to have our own little celebration at home. We are going to start the day by opening our presents, then we plan to watch Disney’s ‘Frozen’ at the cinema, visit the German Market as it is the last day and then when we get back I am going to cook a nice two course meal. I would normally do three, but the children at work have been very generous and I have been swamped with enormous amounts of chocolate, so it seems pointless buying a dessert. This is usually followed by ‘A Muppets Christmas Carol,’ which has become a little tradition of ours to watch on the first weekend of the holidays.
I live one road away from the main high street, so by 8.30am I had been to the local supermarket, bought the food I needed and was back home snuggling with the cats on the couch. I think I’m done – presents, cards and food are sorted, plans have been made with friends over the next few weeks and I’ve even bought a novelty sweater to wear when I visit my sister on Christmas Day. However, I have made a little pact with myself that I will never be this disorganised again in the build up to future holidays…
After several weeks of stress, I plan to spend the rest of the day relaxing and hopefully catching up on some sleep. I’m done, done and done.
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Picture 2: keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
The Flu!! There’s a lot of it going around this time of year. Summer flu (it’s summer here) is not all that much better.
I always forget that you guys spend Christmas in the sun…
Feel better, those germ factories get you everytime, don’t they? Enjoy your day, have a Merry Christmas!
Sounds like once you recuperate you have some lovely plans! Holiday traditions really make the times memorable! We loved “Frozen” (grandkids and I) and your stomach irritation’s hopefully over…
You have far more DONE than I have – that counts for very well organized in my book.
Do we get to see a photo of you in The Sweater?
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I hope you’re feeling better!
I always vow to be more organised next year, and yet…but maybe next year I really will be more organised!
Haha! Noemally I’m quite organised, but this year I’ve been absolutely rubbish!