this year the build up to Christmas was a mix of good and bad.... all the tales of woe that i have already bored you with, sprinkled with a touch of excitement....
suddenly the last valuable days of posting out orders was simply out of the question - the driveway was lethal and the lane was not a whole lot better...
top that with the loss of Broadband connection which BT blamed on Virgin and Virgin blamed on BT......
stress levels were at an all time peak
a very big and ugly peak....
the saving grace for me was the imminent arrival of my mama - the one person who has the ability to hold me close and make me feel safe, calm, loved, and confident that i can carry on....
no flights leaving the South or landing in the North...
it took the wind out of my sails and made me wish that Christmas could just pass by unnoticed - however my ever cheerful other half picked my bah humbug Christmas spirits off the floor and made it all turn in to a rather lovely few days.... lots of food and drink, snoozing in the armchair and over excited dogs unwrapping gifts x
the chance to have my parents here has now passed as they have to carry on with their busy lives, but hopefully they will visit soon.... hint hint :)
as for the here and now?
we have managed to keep all outside animals alive through this patch of weather which for me is a great cause for a celebration!
we are not thinking of anything to do with house building and are instead relaxing and actually spending quality time together
we are looking forward to this year being over and are looking forward to next year which could be a very interesting one :)
we are hoping that the snow due to hit us on New Years Eve will take a swift detour....
hope you are enjoying your Festive time and for anyone who ordered from me and did not receive their goodies - i am truly sorry ...