Over exertion has left me jaded. Daughters 21st birthday weekend, house guests, heavy meetings at work and general day to day chores and all of a sudden I'm out of energy.
So now I'm wondering how I'm going to cope with Christmas! There's no option this year I'm going to have to be super organised.
It always amazes me that just when I want to be ok; like when I've got time off work, or when there's a party or something special organised I get ill. For the past two Christmases I've either had a bad bout of flu or a nasty viral infection and have been out of action.
Last year hubby not only had to do all the present shopping in the lead up to Christmas but he also had to do the food shopping and cook the Christmas dinner. I'm so lucky to have him!
So this year, I'm starting early, I want all the presents bought by the end of this month, then I'll plan the meals and the table and spend November organising the bits and pieces in advance.
That will leave me only the food to do before hand. I shall not be making my own cards this year as that adds unneccessary pressure to my load (even though I do enjoy it).
So watch this space, and I'll let you know how my plan is progressing..... the count down has started!