Is it just me, or does a festive season send you in a kind of panic? I still haven't bought any presents for my family, except one, for my mother-in-law.
I'm feeling rather overwhelmed with what's going on right now in my family, and can't feign much enthusiasm for the coming festive season.
If anything, this will be one of the saddest Christmases for me, as we won't be spending it together as a family. My husband is taking Eddie to Italy to spend holidays with his elderly parents, while Sash and I will stay behind. It was a tough decision, and we didn't take it lightly, but due to Sash's anxiety attacks, it's just not safe to travel with him.
So, for the first time in my life, I will be separated from my younger child for several days. He's my ray of sunshine, and keeps me sane on stressful days, cracking jokes and melting my heart with his grin.
I am on the point of an emotional collapse, but have to keep myself together for the sake of my boys. They both need me, strong and supportive.
And now to the weekly round-up of daily photos:
Last Sunday at Costa...
It was a frosty and sunny morning on Monday, when I walked to the Royal Mail depot to pick up a packet. It was a Funko Pop toy ordered at Zavvi at the end of August. That's probably the longest we had to wait for an order to arrive. Never again will I shop at Zavvi.
I've treated myself to Whittards of Chelsea tea advent calendar, which was at half price. Still pricey, if you ask me, as it's 24 tea bags for £12.50, don't think I would want to pay a full price. Though I do love their teas, and buy regularly. On the 3rd day of advent it was Earl Grey tea bag, probably my most favourite tea from their range, which I buy often.
Another cold morning on the Church Green, with a view of St Mary's church in the distance.
I had to go to Sasha's school again this week, to meet the paediatrician. Every time I'm on the bus in Headington, I try to capture the shark on the roof, but the bus goes too fast to take a good shot.
The remaining leaves of the creeper were trembling in the wind.
Today Eddie and I did our grocery shopping, and stopped at the playground on the way home. Then we spent a long time, trying to finish his Tudor project.
Eddie was writing, using several books I got for him, then I had to double check the spelling. Tomorrow he must finish it, as Monday is the deadline for submitting the work.