Monday morning, raining, house full even one sleeping on a mattress on the floor.
I can hear my husband ironing his shirt ready to go to work but everyone else is home today.
The Christmas cake still isn't made but I found a recipe called the "Night before Christmas cake" which has a whole jar of fruit mince in it so it should be yummy.
I'll let you know.
Most of my dolly work is done but it is difficult to stop, it is so much a part of the rhythm of my day.
Some presents are organised some are not but we will get there.
The unsettled Christmas feeling of the past few years has disappeared and we are now enjoying an Advent where everyone helps make Christmas rather than just the mum.
Christmas with teens and adults is good and just as full of twinkling eyes and secrets as Christmas with little ones, it's just different.
I hope your Christmas preparations are where you want them to be and if you are feeling stressed just remember this time next week will be Boxing day, one of my favourite days.