Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Ready for Christmas?

I am not ready for Christmas. Actually, I am... but I'm not.

Let me explain. Each year, there are two events which I have plenty of warning about, but which invariably catch me by surprise. The first, in September, is my Birthday - you would have thought I'd get used to it by now, what with it having always fallen on the same date every year for as long as I can remember. This year, I remembered about 5 days before; last year I managed 2 weeks.

The second calendar-stopper is Christmas. Same deal here - all year to think about it, to prepare for it, to approach it nice and gently. But no. I've only just realised that it is now just a little over 1 week to go! Have I bought presents yet? Nope. Have I arranged where I will be at what time? Nope. Surely I have got all the decorations out and festivised (actual word?) my cosy little abode? Nope. I'm rubbish.

But guess what, I have a bunch of pre-prepared excuses! What a surprise, eh? Here goes:
  • I am still busy with work and I have to make sure all those loose ends are tied up before the Big Day. Then I can start to relax. And besides, I can fit my various Christmas duties in easily. I hope.
  • I always leave my shopping until the last week before Christmas. What can I say, I thrive on pressure!
  • I will do my decorations - this weekend. Promise. Most probably with Southern Comfort in hand and Christmas Vacation on screen. 'The tree was wonky when I got it' - that'll be my story and I'll be sticking to it!
I could go on... But that'll do for now, I think.

Happy Christmas, everyone!


Pete Tiley / Titan Images said...

7 days and counting. Not bought a thing. At the moment I am focusing on Friday. I have a choir to shoot. 50 strong with a 600 seat audience. Work that one out....

Giles said...

Can you say 'Speedlights'? Haha.

Might be a good time to revisit Strobist!

Manda the Photographer said...

Have a great xmas!!!!!!!! Hope u have been good and get a nice new mac !