Like many other families the countdown and chocolate eating has begun at Number 38.
I read in school this morning. Then I came home and finished sewing my final Christmas cushion.
Lunch today was a baked potato with cottage cheese and pineapple in the garden centre with the Vicar. I've not been to church for months, but we try to get together for a catch up every so often. We went out as friends but she wears her dog collar wherever she goes and it always makes me smile how people react to this. Vicars musn't be seen out in public very often if the amount of people who kept looking our way is anything to go by.
We do a family Secret Santa every year and I picked Thomas' name out of the pile this time. When I spotted this blow dart set I knew it would be right up his street. We do SS with Mum and open the presents on Christmas Eve. Then we have an hour or two of games and quizzes. It helps pass the time and is good fun. Mum organises a couple of things so I can join in and we pinch ideas from the old fashioned TV shows like play your cards right, catchphrase and the Generation Game. Mark is a good sport and we set him up as the stooge for things going wrong which Thomas finds hilarious.
I also picked up this throw for the settee. I spent a good 10 minutes strategically placing it in position, trying to create the casual but artistically draped look for the back of the settee. Thomas came in, stroked it, took a liking to it and has had it wrapped around him all night. He's not even mentioned the label. I might have to buy another one.
Me and Thomas had dental appointments this afternoon. Unfortunately, he has to have a filling in the New Year. We had the choice of our dentist doing it or him going to hospital. He chose our dentist. I'm glad because she knows what he can be like and he'll be worked up enough about having it done without the added stress of a strange place.
For the time being though we're both putting it to the back of our minds. No doubt we'll be counting that down from 1st January and it's not until 21st!