Monday 18 December 2023

Me on Monday

 These Mondays are coming round super fast aren’t they? This photo of a wobbly inflatable polar bear, that we passed in the park while walking Coco, sums up how I’m feeling

Still smiling, and standing, but feeling a bit under inflated now and again depending on which way the breeze is blowing!

We’ve had a busy few days with dinner out with friends on Friday evening and friends coming round for drinks on Saturday night. Every now and again it hits me exactly how much we missed out on during the Covid period.  Maybe that's why we are taking advantage of any invitations to see people over the holidays.

I must confess to having a tear in my eye on Thursday when we watched Max's nativity.  These children have been in school for just 12 weeks, a lot of them are barely four and the oldest is just five.  Yet they knew all the words to the songs and joined in with all the movements and spoke their lines clearly.  There was no toenail event this week, but when the third camel from the left had to escort the kings to the stable he suddenly went very shy and pulled his t shirt over his face and wedged it under his camel ears so no one could see him!  How he made it back to the right place on stage without mishap I don't know as I'm sure he couldn't see where he was going!

So this Monday finds us counting down to the big day, food shopping being done, the last presents being wrapped (what a time consuming job that is!) and making lists to make sure nothing is forgotten.

There won't be a Me on Monday next week because I feel that everyone will be too busy to read it so my next Monday post will be next year - sounds funny to say that but 2024 is approaching very quickly now.  Wishing you all a happy and healthy Christmas and thank you for your Monday visits during 2023.



Patio Postcards said...

I chuckled at your comparison to the Santa/Polar Bear inflatable. Hard to believe there's only 1 week until the big day. A very Happy Christmas, wishing you Hope, Peace, Joy & Love of the season. See you in the new year. :)

Jennifer said...

Oh, boy Mr. Camel! All those people can be so intimidating!! I know the program was a highlight of the month for you!! And, yes, why does it take four times to wrap a gift as it does for it to be unwrapped and all that work turned into wads of wrappings? Sigh. Here's to a peace-filled but joyous week ahead! Look forward to catching up later next week!!:) Merry (or Happy) Christmas to you!!:)

Barbara Eads said...

Your analogy with the inflatable is perfect for this time of year. I actually feel a little over-inflated, thus bouncing all around! I'm having a "last-minute" Charles Dickens party tomorrow, so I do it to myself! I can't help it, I love this time of year. I'll collapse after everyone leaves on Christmas afternoon. I remember the days of those nativity plays. It all went by so fast. Enjoy your family and especially those "littles!" I wish you a very happy holiday!

Ruth said...

Comparison to a wobbly polar bear, I can relate to that just now!
It's been a joy sharing Mondays and more with you this year - I wish you and yours a wonderful
festive season and see you in the new year!