It's the 22nd of December and, finally, I have all the presents bought, cards sent and possibly a few minutes spare tomorrow to get some wrapping done. Three whole days before Christmas! Wow!
Meanwhile the family seems to be playing tag-team illness. One of us has a cold, the next person picks it up, then adds an infection or head injury and passes it on. There is, frankly, a lot of sneezing and coughing going on. At least we've all got back on track with the chocolate/advent calendar discrepancy problem.
As the Christmas themed telly moves up a gear and the seasonal bad tempers flare, I'm trying to keep things simple; playing a little music, losing at chess, remembering people I've lost. There may be some alcohol involved soon.