Friday, 13 December 2013

It's a cracker!

What did Father Christmas say to Mother Christmas when she asked him what the weather forecast was? "Looks like rain, dear (reindeer)". 

I think it was last year that my daughter was invited to a party where the dress code was Christmas Jumpers.  Now, we don't really have too many novelty jumpers in our house and she didn't want to go out and spend money on something sh'd only wear once. So she presented me with an old red jumper that she already had and a pair of novelty mittens, and asked if I could turn them into something suitable.  The rest, as they say, is history.  
Today, our school was participating in Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day and we all had to wear something appropriate.  So guess what was pulled out of the deep, dark, recesses of the wardrobe? 
Yes the clock is ticking towards end of term, tree  is up in reception 
And novelty singing penguins are in the staff room
Sixth form pantomime was this week with rehearsals going on in the hall next to the secretaries office and we all found ourselves humming along to Madness's "welcome to the house of fun" and Shania Twain's "man, I feel like a woman". Both of which get pretty annoying after two solid hours. I'm not sure how they were woven into the story of Cinderella but rumour has it that the performance was hilarious.
Today was the Christmas Fair and when we go back on Monday, we'll be into the final five days. Meanwhile, back at home, cards are written and almost all presents bought. As I have 14 people here to eat on Boxing Day, I probably ought to be making lists of food and drink. I feel too calm, too organised. There's something I've forgotten for sure. But until I remember what it is, I'm going to kid myself into believing that I've no need to panic.  I wonder what it is I've forgotten?  

6 comments:

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

It's so fun to see your smiling face in that fun "jumper!" Something that has gained popularity in the US is "Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties." My sister hosted one last weekend and sent me a photo of her sweater...I must email it to you so you can see.

Also really fun to have a peek inside your work place and good to know you are feeling calm with plenty of time to spare before the big day. Enjoy!

Cheri said...

What a great idea - make your own Christmas sweater! I am feeling fairly calm too - packages and cards have all been posted, gifts bought and wrapped. Tree is still only partially decorated, but really hoping that the girls will finish that up this weekend. Right with you... what am I missing?

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I wonder why we think something is wrong, if we are calm and feeling on top of things?! Fingers crossed you've not missed anything.
PS Great job with the jumper :o)

Karen said...

Love the Jumper and good luck with the list making - not quite at the list of my lists stage yet but it will come!

Sian said...

Looking good in that jumper! (I've just showed it to TSO because she said there were some great jumpers on show in the school office here yesterday. She gives it a big thumbs up!)

Sinead said...

Love the jumper Deb! I love seeing the signs of Christmas popping up in school - the decorations are up in my school too, and the rehearsals for our musical nativity are in full swing! Looking forward to the holidays :D