Tuesday, 23 December 2008


Only two days to go.

I had my MRI scan yesterday, it wasn't as bad as I expected. I just had to lay there and breath and hold my breath when the girl told me to. I'm always worried that they are going to forget to tell you to breath again and just get to the point when I think I can't do this any longer and the words come out "AND BREATH" aahhhh. It's funny how I don't worry about coming up for air when I'm talking!

I've bought a frozen turkey this year which is another break with tradition, I'm not sure how long it needs to defrost. Plus it's huge, I bought it when I thought that father-in-law was coming to us for Christmas dinner, so we'll be eating turkey well into the new year. Why do I always worry that I've not got enough food at Christmas? there is always more than we need, I'm quite happy to entertain and cook for lots of people the rest of the year. Still I've not got the problem of wondering around the supermarket this year, my shopping was ordered on line weeks ago and has been amended so many times since that I'm amazed I've not had an email from Ocado saying "bloody hell woman make up your mind!"

Daughter came home last night and as predicted "I don't think the tree looks right in the dinning room, plus we always open our presents in the living room, are we going to have to sit at the table and open them this year?" It's to late now the tree is staying where it is!

Today is sons 27th Birthday, there is a party tonight at his house, writing this has made me think about the parties that he had when he was small, we went through the McDonalds parties, Parties at home with clown's etc. then on to trips to the cinema with a group of friends, then to the various museum's in London, again with friends. Of course because of the time of year this was often done after his birthday as, the day before Christmas eve isn't always the most convenient time for other people. But as I think I mentioned in a previous post Birthdays and Christmas go together in this family, so we have to get over these things the tree either goes up late or comes down early depending on how we are going to celebrate. That tradition is carrying on, son said the other day "I haven't put up the tree at home yet until after my party", it made me smile.

Father-in -law went off yesterday to spend Christmas with brother and sister-in-law, I hope he has a good time, I'm sure he will there are the 2 boys and I'm sure that they will keep him entertained. The journey seemed to go OK, anyway he got off the train and didn't end up in Glasgow! our fear was that he'd doze off and miss the stop, he's not doing to bad for an 86 year old. I did tell him that they might expect him to go out and feed the sheep on Christmas morning, he wasn't to pleased about that! When we've been for a visit they've managed to get us townies out in the fields herding their sheep.

Well I suppose I'm delaying going out to look at the instructions on this turkey, I'm off to delve into the freezer now. Next year its tree in living room and fresh turkey and back to the tried and tested traditions!

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