Providing one is well organised (or reasonably so) then I always think the last few days before Christmas are very frustrating. The weather forecast for the UK suggests that the jet stream is going to be roaring across us throughout the holiday period and that we are in for almost everything it can throw at us.
I have an appointment every day of some kind or another regardless of the weather and as the farmer and I always spend Christmas day with just the two of us I am not overwhelmed with jobs.
Boxing Day there will only be five of us (1 of whom, my son, is vegetarian - but his meal is already in the freezer) plus my step great grand-daughter who is only ten months old so will not present much difficulty foodwise.
The freezer is packed solid, as is the store cupboard and the farmer always gets all my fruit and vegetables from our market on Friday morning when he goes down for our newspapers at half past six (he doesn't have to queue!), so I
shall relax and take it easy over the whole period.
Shaking one or two of the wrapped presents which are already under the tree. I can tell we have some new jig saws. We always spend Christmas afternoon and evening watching selected programmes on TV, playing Rummikub and doing a new jigsaw (and possibly having a warming drink and a mince pie along the way). Can't come soon enough for me. I hope you are all ready and not rushed off your feet.