A parcel came for me today. Parcels are always exciting even when you're expecting them, but when you're not expecting anything they're even better. And look what I got! Two of the cutest gingerbread men, sent from Rachel over at Eternally 28, that her school children made for the Christmas Fair. They are now hung on the tree and will be packed away after Christmas so they can make another appearance next year.
She also sent me a lovely card which opens into a Christmas tree. I'm definitely getting some of these to send next year. Thank you Rachel. You made my day :)
We did our shopping at Lidl today. It was busy, busy, busy. There were at least 20 people in, instead of the usual half dozen haha. The shelves were full, the atmosphere was quiet and calm, (if you're desperate for a bit of peace Lidl is the place to go), there were no queues, the staff were happy and chatty as usual, and to top it all my favourite cashier had a £10 off voucher waiting for me! I love Lidl.
There was a bit of a wrapping frenzy this afternoon when Mark remembered he'd not wrapped any of my presents yet. Job done, he then wandered off and left them on the table knowing it would drive me mad not being able to open them. Just noticed the mini tube of toothpaste, hope he's just dumped that there and it's not one of my presents!
And I went all Martha Stewart on my dining chairs. I've never done this before but I think they look pretty nice. It's the sort of 10 minute job that turned into an hour of faffing around. You know how it goes ..... bauble or star? bauble, no star, no bauble, no star.... anybody seen the curly ribbon...... who's got the scissors...... where's the stapler....... Anyway, now they're done I can just lift them off and pop them back on Christmas Day.
And Amy has had a manicure today as part of her stocking filler. No point doing it after Christmas as we're away and she's not allowed to wear nail polish at school, so I said she could have them done for Christmas Day. She chose rose gold and glitter.
It's Christmas Eve tomorrow. I'm getting all excited now.