All I hear on the radio stations is preparing for Christmas. It will perhaps be a different Christmas this year because there will not be so much mixing with others: no Christmas gatherings, Mr. Covid has decided we should stay apart. And then the talk about Christmas shopping, organising he Christmas presents, where to buy them and what we should buy. I make one exception, actually two, my grandkids. Otherwise I have become Mrs. Scrooge and stopped buying Christmas presents a few years ago.
I no longer have to work out what to get as I want nothing in return. If I really want something myself I buy it myself and being a golden oldie I have no great longings. I was thinking about buying a couple of new night dresses – you never know if you might need them if you have to sleep elsewhere in a golden oldie environment, accidents can happen.
Otherwise I am not counting the days until Christmas, just working out what I can freeze for over the days when the stores are closed. Christmas has become a logistic exercise. Surround yourself with various food items to perhaps bake a cake or cook something. No more stressful last minute journeys to the food stores, or department stores. The only suspense I want are the various TV films that will be shown and that will do thank you. There will be no visits and I will not be visiting. Isn’t it lovely to be a Christmas grinch: my Chrismas present to me.RDP Friday: Suspense