As usual the closer we get to Christmas the faster the days seems to pass and the faster the days pass the higher the stress levels rise. One would have thought that I would be more at ease this Christmas than the last one. After all, last year I had barely started to recover and I mostly fumbled and stumbled myself through Christmas. If it hadn’t been for the kids I would probably not manage much Christmas at all.
Okay the tragic passing of my girlfriend a couple of months ago hasn’t helped things but this year I at least feel a bit more prepared. That of course also means not only that the plans are more ambitious this year, but that I have no excuses. Well keeping busy keeps my mind of Carola and how much I miss her. That last bit doesn’t always work though.
Well I have almost managed to buy all the Christmas presents and I have started preparing the Christmas food. Yesterday I made the Christmas ribs. One big advantage with the Swedish Christmas specialties is that most of it is old-fashioned food that not only can but pretty much should be prepared in advance.
Last Friday I also put up the Christmas village so it would be there when the kids arrived yesterday. It got extended with one more cottage this year. As usual I took a couple of photos and published them to this years Christmas photo album photo album on my Flickr account.
Anyway, back to the 3rd of Advent and the kids. They came yesterday morning and stayed until this afternoon. Me and Jonathan had just finished a 3 episode sitting of Big Bang Theory when my ex rang the doorbell.
Not very surprisingly a lot of the weekend was spent on Christmas shopping, decorating and movie watching. Me and Jonathan watched the second Bond movie in my box set that I purchased recently, From Russia With Love, as a matinee on the Saturday and finished the day off, together with Timothy, by watching Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. There vill be a review of that one on my Book & Movies site by the way but I can spill the beans right now and tell you that we both liked it.
Well now I’m going to sit down and catch up on my reading .