I bloody love Christmas. And today is of course 1st December so I am officially allowed to be excited from here on in! Whoooop!
I’m trying not to think about the fact that I am not nearly as organised with the shopping as I would like to be. Every year I swear I will start in January but I never do. To be honest, the thought of putting things aside all year long sounds far too grown up and much too like my mother and it is never going to happen – who am I kidding?! Besides which, I rather like the whole run up to Christmas and the chaos of it all. For me, it’s just part of the excitement! I must confess though, that as the children went back to school in September, I did promise myself that I would make a start so that I wasn’t quite as last minute as I normally am and I planned on getting all my shopping done by the end of November so I could enjoy December. And back in September, that seemed like a reasonable thing to achieve but is it just me or did October and November just seem to disappear in a flash? So here I am, as disorganised as ever!
But the best thing about today? It’s 1st December so I’m officially allowed to listen to Christmas music. Please don’t judge me too harshly. My ringtone on my iPhone has been changed to The Darkness’ Don’t Let The Bells End (yes really) and I shall be putting album upon album of cheesy Christmas music on to the house iPod. This will be done with trepidation though it has to be said. Last year (and I still don’t know to this day how I did it) when I attempted to put the Christmas cheese on to the iPod I somehow deleted ALL of the other music on there in the process. Please bear in mind that this was 16+ years worth of collected CDs and downloads. Lost. Forever. I then proceeded to lose the best part of a week of my life putting all of the music back on to the damn iPod making me even more disorganised than ever of course but the alternative would have been confessing my little accident to my Other Half *cough*
So this year, I am hoping and praying to the Gods of Crap Christmas Music to please please PLEASE don’t let me do whatever I did wrong last year. I just want a bit of Slade on the iPod. Not a divorce. Not that I’m married. Oh.