At the moment I feel as if I am torn between two realities. On one hand I am winding down - it's the end of a fairly difficult year, it's hot and humid and not conducive to sitting at a sewing machine, and some of our regular activities have ceased for the year. It feels as if it's time to relax and put up my feet.
On the other hand, I am gearing up - preparing for a Church Christmas party on Friday, counting how many mattresses I have for the influx of family with the first arrivals next Sunday, making the Christmas pudding and Christmas cake, buying turkeys and ham and just gearing up for Christmas in general.
We are overjoyed that we will have our total family of 29 with us for Christmas! It's a rare event that we can all be together and amazing that it can happen, considering the ramifications of an ever-increasing extended family.
I am also gearing up to launch the 2020 Block of the Month in January.