This is the first post of quite a few where I'll be catching up with Darcy's 52 words, not that sounds like I'm behind, which technically I am but not as much as it would appear, I did do quite a few pages in the summer which I have yet to share with you - this one is the word Alliance and was around the time of the start of the RIP Resurrected circle journal which is what I documented about - having a group of us together again with a commonality of rock music is fabulous!
This week is proving a little on the tedious side, things are mad at work which is good and bad at the same time, good because it keeps me on my toes and the days fly by, bad because I have sooooooooooooooooo much work to do that it's scaring me, today will be day two of probably one of the worst payrolls I've run this year with the exception of April's which tops the lot by a long shot. Despite best efforts yesterday I didn't come anywhere close to completing it - so I'm faced with that challenge this morning - boo hiss!
Last night saw said 11 year old's KS2 presentation (known as a nativity to everyone else), we thoroughly enjoyed the evening which was held in the school hall, the children were awesome, the costumes fantastic and a few solo parts were sung - some very brave young children out there! Tonight we get a repeat performance but this time in church which will give it that extra special edge because I don't think there is anything nicer than a church full of people during the evening listening to something as precious as a child's nativity. We were faced again with the 'don't take photos' statement which drives me nuts, fair enough not taking photos with flash during the performance, but not being able to take photos generally has basically taken away our right to record our children's lives - needless to say we stole a picture of him on his own at the end in his regalia but it really does sadden me that in this day and age we are deprived of recording moments in history.
Some of my favourite carols were sung from Silent Night to We Three Kings, all the old favourites were included and it made it an incredibly special evening, the only downside that following the 12 hour day at work on Monday and the late finish of the nativity meant a late night for us all, so this morning I am absolutely shattered, could really do with a lie in at some point!!!
How's everyone else, from my last post it would appear that I'm not the only one struggling to get 'into' the festive spirit of things at the moment, I don't know what it is about this year that is making it feel so very different from previous years, perhaps I'm too busy at work? Or maybe not done enough 'Christmassy' things to be feeling it - whatever it is I wish it would go away so I can get into the right frame of mind, and I'm sooooooooooo behind on my journal your Christmas it's scary!
Oooh this isn't the happiest of posts is it - I do apologise - I think I must be tired!
So I'll leave you with something to smile about - you'll have to forgive the marks on the photo it's an old picture but that is me playing Mary back in about 1976/1977 and if I'm correct that crib was the same one used last night - I kid you not!