I always do this when I get back from a trip. I get overwhelmed about posting about it, because I just don’t know where to begin. Therefore, I write… nothing. There may also have been a touch of jet lag to recover from, not to speak of a serious case of missing Australia-itis.
|[Can I go back now, please?]|
So to overcome my case of overwhelm, I thought I’d just start off with a gentle update type post.
The obvious update being I’m back, I made it home, and it’s cold. Moving on.
I am now full on, send out for reinforcements addicted to candy corn thanks to my lovely package from Jen. You see, directly after I received it I left the country for a month so couldn’t eat any. Since my return, I’ve descended on it with vigour and now I’m trying to work out a candy corn sourcing strategy for next year.
We have no Christmas decorations up, and I’m not even sure we will. Today is Friday, and we are leaving next Thursday to spend the Christmas period with our families. We’re not even really around much this weekend. It doesn’t seem worth it to decorate for less than a week – or am I being a total scrooge about this?
|[Gratuitous picture of Sydney taken from my flight back from Brisvegas]|
Similarly, I have no idea whether I’ve got all the presents I need for Christmas this year. I think I might. There’s a chance I haven’t. Maybe I should check.
Can you tell I’m in a little bit of denial that it’s nearly Christmas?
The reason for my denial is hopelessly obvious. It’s our first Christmas without my Dad and I have no idea how I or any of the rest of us are going to deal with that. Add in to that a completely unrelated difficult family situation and I hope you can understand my tendency to want to stuff my fingers in my ears and la-la-la loudly.
In addition to the maelstrom of disorganisation above, we also haven’t really been food shopping since we returned. Which means I’ve been playing freezer roulette with strange, unlabelled containers.
|[You’ll be pleased to know I have since adopted a rigorous labelling protocol]|
Just so you all feel a lot less jealous about the photos up top… Sidenote: I love how optimistic S was that this might be a pudding!
In other news, I finally told one of my sisters that this blog exists. Eek. I’m hoping that had nothing to do with the overwhelm, but I’m going to see how it goes and then potentially start telling the others. Wish me luck. It’s on my 30 before 30 list and I really need to start crossing some of those suckers off!
Right, wall of text done, hopefully that’s broken me in for the next wave of Australia type posts. I hope you’re ready for some sunshine!