And it looks like that time is about now.
Are you prepared? I was asked the other day. Prepared for what? I replied Don’t be daft, you know what I mean was the answer to that one. Oh yes, I said, those preparations
Seasons come and seasons go – and intertwined within those seasons there are other seasons. As we get older (in my case especially) we notice the time between those seasons within seasons seems to be shorter and shorter so no sooner have we celebrated one event than the next one has appeared on the horizon.
It would appear that preparation Is the key to enjoying those seasons.
Crafty people in a online craft group I belong to are well into their preparations with their novelty tiny Christmas hats and baby Santa woollen sets. They look like fun don’t they ……..Can you just imagine how cosy and warm the babe would be dressed in that red coat, hat, bootees and mittens – makes me smile to imagine it
Obviously for little one’s in the Northern Hemisphere 😎
But not for me this year – no seasonal knitting.
I’d occasionally knit miniature stockings which along with other miniature craft items (made by other volunteers) would go on the foyer tree at the nursing home. ‘Proper’ as in shop bought ones are going on the tree this year!
No seasonal crop plantings this year either
We’re giving the small amount we did do (mainly tomatoes and green beans) a miss. Aches and pains, time and effort, plus planned time spent away from home all came into the equation and the result was – shop, market stall or even gifts from friends will be the way to go this summer.
No seasonal cooking – which these days means Christmas puddings
Most years I’d cook up a storm earlier in the year before we travelled up to Bowen. Using Aunty Pam’s recipe – I’d gather all the ingredients together, mix the dry , then the wetand in no time at all (I lie – after several hours boiling) one big one and several little ones would sit around maturing until the designated eating time. I’d offer them as gifts knowing they are an acquired taste – last year just one son in law said yes to the offer, everyone else declined.
NO offence taken but I did wonder what they had done with the ones from years gone by I’d just ‘given’ to them. So this year I haven’t made them. We won’t be able to take them with us, yes I know they keep and we could eat them ourselves during the year but I suppose I just couldn’t be bothered. Never mind that fact we’re not supposed to be eating all that rich stuff 😥
Actually there is some preparation going on at the moment that I am involved in and can honestly say I’m enjoying. The choir has begun rehearsing Christmas carols and songs! And depending on the ‘situation and intended audience’ in amongst all the traditional ‘serious’ items we are belting this out 😀
How’s all your preparations going?
Are you an early starter or an ‘it’ll be right on the night’ person?
PS:- If you are interested there are 44 days to go until December 25th