On the 27th Day we rested …

Exit Christmas 2012 … the Christmas Grande Performance for this year is complete!  Dramatic bow and exit stage left!  And quietly, very quietly, behind the flats of life, we silently collapse in a satiated heap on the floor beyond the sight-lines of the audience … gratified by wonderful moments with our children, fond memories with family and friends, and just too much fabulous food!  Shakespeare did after all say, that life was indeed a grand stage …
 
From Day 1 of December we start the Festive Fun-Park, that plays out as our Ultimate Annual Christmas Fest!  Wrapping presents for teachers as the children commence their long school holidays in South Africa.  Closely followed by putting up the Christmas tree and cheerful trimmings the first weekend in December (well that is what we do in our house)!  And then as the roller coaster slowly climbs to the very top of that first momentous drop and we crest the highest point – where time stands still for just a millisecond – and then free-falling into your body harness of tinsel and push-up bra’s, the next minute we are completely upside down, twisting and turning, feet in the air, arms flailing around - deep into festive planning, shopping, cooking and wrapping … that which is Our Christmas!              

Then we start to walk the tightrope of parties, dinners and soirée’s, the balancing act of abusing family for babysitting services or dragging the kids along (at the risk of our sanity!)
 
As we kick it up a gear (in our house anyway) on the 23rd December going full-on for the eve of Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day … so you don’t mind if we take our Grand Bow and lovingly collapse, in a heap, on the couch for a day (or three) to sloth around and catch up on some much needed nothing, reading and TV (and writing)!
 
So what have I learned … I absolutely love love love Christmas, every single fabulous thing about it!  But I must be completely honest with you, there are about 18 hours when I get my tinsel in a twist and pray for the silence and seclusion of my bedroom (if it wasn’t so BLEEPING hot – under the covers … hiding!).  But I am over that already, as you saw from my previous post … I’m already planning Christmas 2013!  As Colin & Justin say in their fabulous Scottish accents “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail” … or something like that …
 
So fabulous people, as we head for the end of 2012 and make all of our wonderful resolutions for 2013 … bear in mind that there are only 362 short shopping & planning days left until Christmas 2013 – so let’s get cracking then!
 
But for today, on day 27th … we rest ….
 
Love you all madly …    
Beautiful cooler regards …         
Collette in Cape Town  

Song of the Post …
Relax (Don't do it!) by Frankie Goes To Hollywood

4 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

This was great and am with you about loving Christmas (as much as I complain during the prep time!).

Dorothy said...
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Dorothy said...

LOL!!! Loved this post. I know exactly how you feel. I am always super excited when December gets underway and all the final prep begins. But by the end of it all, I can't wait for just that moment of sanity where all events are behind us for Christmas and the New Year's events have yet to commence. Just a quiet moment or 10 for yourself, a little peace. And then looking forward to doing it all again next year.

Dorothy said...

Sorry ... a couple of typo's crept in and my finger was too quick. *grin*

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