It has come to my attention that my confused mind is not about to get any less confused in the short term because Christmas approaches and we all know that this is the time when minds typically get completely lost. As in totally. Mind failure to the fullest extent. Ka-boom!
I forgot to go to the kindergarten AGM and join the committee. For the second time. That's two years running. Excellent.
I have filing that needs to be put away. It has been accumulating since we moved here….and possibly for at least a year before that. Excellent.
Last year, I swore I would start planning for Christmas in July. To some extent, I have done this. And to the rest of that extent, I have not. And if you don't understand what I am even talking about, you are not alone.
In related news, what am I going to do for Christmas?
The highlight of last week, I have to say, was meeting up with Angie Baxter for a photo session at the beach. I was totally going to take selfies of we Angies together and post them all over social media but I forgot, so instead, I have fashioned something similar using the very cutting edge of photo editing techniques. I think you'll agree it's virtually impossible to tell the difference…
Stay tuned for photos of the session. I am DYING to see them. Click here to see our last session with the brilliant Angie.
And speaking of Angie Baxter, today the boys and I made a delivery that was inspired by something she posted to her Facebook page a while back.
Run by Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child sends millions of shoe boxes filled with gifts to children living in poverty throughout the world. Together, our family packed four boxes with simple gifts (among them, a bar of soap and a facewasher) that will mean so much more to the little people who receive them in a month or so's time. The collecting month was October (as usual, I am running seriously behind schedule!) but I was able to donate by taking the boxes to the warehouse in Mitcham. I imagine they will be accepting donations for the next week or so. If you want to know more, check it out here. I had so much fun collecting bits and pieces (as per the guidelines on the website) and it was an opportunity to demonstrate giving to others to Luca and Zig. Naturally, they were interested in the presents (especially the Hot Wheels cars), but understood when I explained they were for children in another country. In fact, they were so excited about it that there was a little disappointment when we dropped the boxes off to a bunch of adult volunteers and not the actual children themselves.
Also happening, a very excited 5 year-old doing his transition sessions for when he starts school next year, a baby girl who must be about to get some teeth through and this weekend, a party for my littlest mate who will be turning 3.
Like I said, there will be no de-confusion of this brain any time soon….
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