Kate's Blog

Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.

I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008
, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.

The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.

Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas is Coming

How excited can three kids possibly be? I'm not sure that we'll make it through to Christmas in one piece!

Ed - excitable at the best of times - is getting up even earlier in the morning. Given that the alarm goes off at 5.55 every morning, which is early enough in my book, I am findng hearing his voice singing carols more annoying than charming. He can't wait for his sisters to wake up so that they can make a camp or set up a stage to perform a Christmas pantomine. I blame the schools!! No - I'm joking, although there is so much Christmas related activity so early in December in their classes, that they are revved up with joy and anticipation by the time the term actually finishes.

We're getting our tree on Saturday - and then I think I'll feel Christmassy. Maybe I'll make some mulled wine to get into the spirit of the season, while we decorate it. I do make a rather good mulled wine -although the large quantity of rum added to it along with orange juice, cinnamon sticks and brown sugar, can lead to dangerously inebriated behaviour. Or it did last year.... but that's another story!!


Rebecca S. said...

Oh, do tell that other story :) Enjoy the holiday! xo

Vince said...

Funny, I was of that self same attitude. But then I thought to myself that this year is different. It's darker. Ickier. Generally a year that even the atheists will be thankful with all the hoohaah. This has been one of the very few winters -much like the real summers- that one can with ease see why the ancestors came together all over these islands and thought we'll keep a heap of stuff to give us a sugar hit just after the shortest day.

P.S. how the holy hell do you live on the pay of a teacher. And whatever about the small towns. How does anyone get educated in the cities and live within the precincts.
You know it'll be a silver lining with the uni fees thing.