Christmas gift list Completed and other updates

My shopping for Christmas is now 100 percent completed! I wrote out cards for my mom and dad today and I put the money I am giving them in them. Now I’m done and so happy to be finished!

I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot this holiday season already! I have bought for everyone on my list. I am organised, or more organised than I have been in a few years. Last year I wasn’t this organised!

I can now enjoy the lead up to Christmas! Next weekend mom and my sis and me and the kids are going to glow, which is a festival here in cork city, its on every year for the month of December, we’ll go and have some food in the food market, go on the big ferris wheel, and then go in to the Christmas winter wonderland that has been created in one of our city parks!

I am so excited about going! Its one of the highlights of Christmas for us each year!

Mom took my sister shopping today for clothes, she’s giving both my sis and me clothes for Christmas, but she will also probably give us a couple of little surprise gifts, she normally does. She wanted my sis to pick out her own clothes, I got to pick out mine last weekend.

I’ve also bought myself a new outfit to wear for the friendly call Christmas party, which is this coming Wednesday. That will be a nice get together. We’ll spend time with the clients, have a meal and some music and stuff. I am planning on getting all dressed up, putting on make up and having a fun filled day! The volunteers and staff from friendly call are planning on going out afterwords, once all of the clients get dropped home. I don’t think I’m going to go with them though. I am not drinking due to dieting, and so I don’t feel up to going into town socialising.

I’ll enjoy the Christmas party though! We’re having a raffle to, and each of our clients will get a gift. All of us the volunteers had to bring in a few gifts each so that there is something for every client.

So that is my little christmasy update! I am a very happy camper tonight! College done and dusted, Christmas gift list complete, what more could I ask for!

A fun day out at christmas time

Mom and my sister and me are going to a local shopping centre this afternoon to do a little more christmas shopping. I dont really have to do much, I have everything taken care of, but I do need to change some x box games I got for my nephew, so I’ll do that, and I also need to pick up a few lottery tickets, christmas cards etc. My dad asked me to get him some chocolate, so I’ll also get that. My sister is going to buy a few things for Lauren for christmas, she doesnt know exactly what she is going to get her, so she wants to look around to see what she can find. Lauren is at that age where she doesnt play with toys, and she has most electronics, a phone etc. So what do you buy her? I got her the headset for the x box, and a gift voucher to a clothing store she likes to shop at, so I have her gift sorted. It will be nice to go out for the day. Not sure if we’ll eat out or not, we might, we’ll see how it goes. My nephew has a birthday party to go to, so my sister will drop him off there before we hit the shops. Mom wants to also have my sister pick out a jeans and top which will be her gift from mom and dad this christmas. Mom bought me a lovely top with a red roses pattern on it. She also bought me some nice checky leggings, and she said she’ll get me a black dress top to go with those. Those are my main christmas gifts, but I am sure she’s gotten me a few surprises as well, she always does. Now that its the 1st of December, I am excited. The christmas atmosphere is all around, and, I love it.

At my parents, still anxious and feeling off

I am not doing great this evening. I decided to go to my parents tonight instead of tomorrow. So I am here now.
I’ve had a nice long bubble bath and that felt good. It calmed me and made me feel a little bit better. My anxiety is still quite high. I still feel very off.
I gave my PA the morning off tomorrow. I was meant to go to the beauticians in the morning to get my nails soaked off, and get waxing done. However I rescheduled the apt to next tuesday.
I will go to work tomorrow though. I havent been in work this week at all, so I do need to go in. I think I’ll be ok, although I doubt I’ll sleep tonight, as I slept a lot today. I had planned to go out as there was a group of us from the basement club meeting the old staff members for coffee this evening, but I couldnt go. I just didnt feel like socialising with anyone so I canceled it.
I am sure things will get better over the weekend. I’ll be here at my parents now until Sunday. Mom and my sis and me are going to do a little more christmas shopping on saturday afternoon. That will cheer me up. I love the buzz around town at christmas time.
I do need to finish up an assignment for college too this weekend. Its my final one. Thank god! I will finish it on sunday morning. Then I’ll be done with it and can enjoy the last week of college, yay!
I finish on the 7th! Two more classes and we’re done!

More christmas shopping!

So we’ve been out since early this morning doing christmas shopping! I thought I was done but I wasnt. I still had to get gift vouchers for my sister, my niece, and I had to get something for my nephew, I ended up getting him some games for his x box. I got them second hand, since the brand new ones are so expensive! I was able to get him four games for a reasonable price, so I got those, and then I am going to also get him an outfit to wear. I am getting my niece the gift voucher to a clothing store, and a headset for her x box, since she plays online with her cousin. I also got my god father a hoodie to wear, and a gift set one which has shower gel and body spray and stuff in it. I also got myself an outfit to wear, since I have the friendly call christmas dinner on the 11th of December, so I wanted to get something nice to wear to it. I got a beautiful glittery top, and some leggings, and I have some christmas jewelery to go with it. I’m really looking forward to the christmas dinner. Now I’m almost completely finished with my gifts for the family, I just have to pick up my niece’s headset on tuesday, and then I am done. While we were out we went for something to eat, I had a nice bowl of vegetable soup and a turkey sandwich. I also went to the grocery store and got my fruit for the week, so then tomorrow it means I dont have to go get it, and I can just go home after dinner. It was a lovely day though, my aunt came with us, and there was a great atmosphere around the city. We got a taxi home, and the driver was a lovely man. He was very friendly and he reminded me so much of my grandad. It was an all around great day out.

Friday evening ramble

I’ve had a pretty good day. I didnt do much. I just relaxed. Mostly I spent the morning chatting to my mom. We were both on our phones for some of it, both on facebook. My mom is now addicted. She is always on there. I only go on there some days and not on others. I did set myself up with instagram though. I am enjoying it. I usually post photos of nitro and me, or of sayings and quotes. I will post some over the next few weeks of things we do as a family, like for example next week or the week after we’ll go to a local christmas market called glow. Its in cork every december. We’re also going to go to a craft fare that is being run to raise funds for friendly call. We’re also going to see the coca cola truck and take my nephew davin to see santa. So a lot is going to be going on over the next few weeks. I’ll also be finishing up school, I finish on 7th december. That day I have a presentation to give, that finishes up the course for us. Tomorrow mom and me are going into town, we’re going to finish off our christmas shopping for the family. Mom also wants to get me some clothes, she wants me to try stuff on so she can get the right size. So we’re going to make a day of it. We’ll also go for something to eat while we’re out. Today mom made chicken curry for dinner. It was yummy. We had rice and pompadoms with it. I ate way too much, but it was delicious. I am stuffed now though. So how has your day gone? What did you get up to?

My christmas shopping is complete!

I’m all done! Finally! Finally I can breathe!
I finished up the last of my christmas shopping today!
I feel free now! I just hope I picked the right gifts for people! I hope the family likes what I chose for them!
I got my sister perfume, a handbag, pajamas, a gift card to get make up that she wants, and a bottle of gyn and a gyn glass that says, is it gyn o’clock yet!
I got mom a gift voucher and some lotto tickets, I got dad socks , and some lotto tickets, chocolate, and I am giving him 50 euro in a card!
I got my niece a pair of unicorn pajamas, earings, and a voucher for a clothing store she likes.
I got my nephew a road blocks set of figures, he’s into those. I also got him some jellybeans.
Today I also got some gifts for clients at friendly call. The friendly call christmas party is this coming wednesday. All of the volunteers had to buy 2 or 3 gifts, small gifts, to bring, we’ll wrap them and then they’ll be handed out on the day to clients.
I got some gift sets, with body wash, shower gel, etc. I also got some ones that have lip glosses and stuff in them.
Mom and me had lunch out too. I had the most delicious pannini! It had turkey, ham, cranberry sauce and stuffing in it. Oh it was heaven!
So we had a good day and got everything done that we needed to do!

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