Monday, 24 December 2012

I'm rather excited!

Saturday night . . .

Hey ho here we go!

I've worked manically for the last ten days, yes, since that Thursday, when I kicked myself up the arse and decided I would get on with this Christmas thing and do it properly. And I have, well, almost, I still have a few things on my "to do" list; mainly the things that I have carried forward from one day's list to the next . . .  cleaning the cooker. But all in all, I'm pretty satisfied with my winter clean up and clear out.

The kids are excited, I'm quite excited really. I'll be more excited by Monday night when all I can possibly do is done and I can relax. I decided to have an open house all day buffet on Christmas day, otherwise I spend all day in the kitchen. I'll do a family roast on Boxing day, but for Christmas day as people seem to be coming and going at various times to fit in with other folk, it makes more sense to leave the food on offer all day . . . And eat all day. And play all day. And laugh and eat and play some more.

I will put some pics up soon, I haven't forgotten. I took some of Hamper G being an angel in her school nativity play but they didn't come out too good.

I had my first CBT assessment session with therapist, I was very impressed. I'll write more about this in detail when I have time, after Christmas, but she seems very thorough and is interested in the accumulation of mental health issues, over the years, that have brought me to where I am now. She will not deal with the phobia as a separate issue as she believes that the addiction, phobia, depression and anxiety all go hand in hand . . . I think she's right. I feel very optimistic about her approach. Anyway, more of that in the new year.

So, Sunday night . . .

I went up to Mum's house today to wrap all the presents that I've been buying and stashing for several weeks now. One last grocery shop tomorrow for veg, last minute bargains and anything else that occurs to me during the night (crackers!)  Geekster's Dad is Swiss and celebrates Christmas tomorrow evening, we're all invited (Mum, Bro plus partners and me plus kids) up to his house for food, presents and celebrations  . . . A chance for me to sit and relax whilst someone else does the work, I am so ready.

That's it then . . . I'm off to bed. If I don't get here tomorrow, I'll definitely pop in on Christmas day. I'm right looking forward to it all now . . . Bring on the fluffy antlers! Enough work, time for some fun.

Much love and a Happy Christmas to you all x x


  1. Ah. Seems like your basking in some real good light.
    I am so glad.

  2. Merry Christmas to you, Bugerlugs. I hope that you and the kids and friends enjoy the day. We are doing the open house for recovery folks on Boxing Day. So far, there are 36 coming. It should be fun and a good time--I can stand anything for 2 hours. LOL.

  3. I am beyond happy for you, and that therapist sounds like a caring gem. Have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas. And then come round here for that major clean and declutter...

  4. Happy Christmas and a really great 2013 to you.

    Love to see to positivity in this post. Love to you all

  5. Merry Christmas to you and the kids, Bugs!! <3

  6. Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend!


    1. Oh there's no box to comment and I'm not really replying to anyone else's comment but...


      And a drug-free new year (if possible) XXxxxxx

    2. Oh I was ranting about CBT the other day. But I'd really like to try it. One of the only really helpful books on depression I ever found was one written by a "cognitive therapist" as they were called in the early 90s... I hope it goes well for you and that you were happy as a pinging roborovski all Christmas long ;-)

  7. Awwww bless your heart. It sounds like you are doing well. I am so happy. I hope your holiday is filled with many blessings and much hope for the new year. Love to you sweet girl.

  8. Funny, I just wrote about Devin's addiction being comorid too. Our counselor feels his SA is comorbid with depression, OCD stemmed from his FOO. He just started a new med so fingers crossed it will help him.

    I hope you have a beautiful New Year Lovey!!!