Tag Archives: Christmas

Dec 23rd, 2008

Tom has it all worked out

This morning as Caitlin was rummaging through the presents under the tree (as you do when you are 10 years old) she asked me “Why are there no presents here for us from you and Dad?” Me: “Santa brings you presents. You can pick, do you want presents from Santa or presents from us?” Tom: […]

Dec 22nd, 2008

Construction Phase 1 complete

Tomorrow afternoon we will be making a Gingerbread House, but before that can happen the pre-fabrication of building materials must take place. So that’s what I’ve been doing tonight. Because sleep is so over-rated. I could have simply re-used the pattern from previous years but I was getting kind of bored with doing the same […]

Dec 14th, 2008

Adam missed seeing Santa – AGAIN!

Every single year it happens, just when Adam has had to duck out to run an errand or fix a problem, there’s the call of “Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas!” and this big guy in a silly red suit turns up at our Christmas party with a sack full of gifts for all the kids. […]

Dec 7th, 2008

This weekend

We have: Demolished most of the kitchenette downstairs in the rumpus room (L-shaped bench and the cupboards underneath) to make room for the old entertainment unit. Now I just have to figure out what to do with all the crap that came out of the demolished cupboards. Moved the old entertainment unit (yeah, that bloody […]

Dec 3rd, 2008

I’m going to read to you whether you like it or not!

Today I spent the whole day feeling like nothing was working out quite the way it was supposed to. I had planned to give myself the morning off, once I’d dropped the kids at school I was going to come home and spend an hour and a half doing whatever I bloody well wanted to […]

Nov 28th, 2008

Getting ready

I’ve spent the last few weeks responding to every hint of Christmas – decorations in shops, carol singing kids at the breakfast table, request from Adam for fruit mince pies (he ended up cooking his own) – by growling “it’s not December yet!” in true bah humbug fashion. But come Monday it will be December […]