whatcha doin xmas eve?

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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby Allium » 24 Dec 2011, 21:36

Oh no Skip :(

I am lying in bed hoping that my head stops feeling like its being crushed by a vice and my stomach decides it really doesn't want to throw up the mouthful of food I ate earlier (my fave meal too - spag carbonara). DH is wrapping presents/filling stockings & I want to be helping, but I can hardly move. Really hope he doesn't find his presents too...but he probably already has as they're still in their amazon boxes & just a few feet away from the kids' presents.
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby skip » 24 Dec 2011, 21:43

(((((Allie)))) huge get well soon vibes to you. Xx
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby Nix » 24 Dec 2011, 21:48

Went to mass with the kids @5:30 and then Harvey asked to go to bed. Read him 'Twas the Night before Christmas and he was asleep by 7.30. Friends came round with mulled wine and Enchanted movie ;-)
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby KatGoldLIN » 24 Dec 2011, 21:55

starting the wrapping, building presents, finishing last knitted gift with a hot waterbottle as my neck is sooooo sore,
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby Jelly Belly » 24 Dec 2011, 22:04

Set out the Santa presents, filled the stockings, finished knitting the last gift item, put together and hidden the balance bikes and eaten 'Santa's' mince pies.

Now going to consider going to bed before midnight as my work here (for now) is done!
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby Pics » 24 Dec 2011, 22:33

Chilled supper, children in bed by 7 and asleep by 7.30. Planning turkey timings and had shower after watching Merlin.

Off to fill stockings and feed baby ...
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby handstand79 » 24 Dec 2011, 22:47

Went to lovely Christingle Service at 4. Came back to my parents for tea then snuggled under a blanket to watch Father Christmas with DS1 while DS2 repeatedly raced to the fireplace in the hope DH hadn't seem him! Boys early to bed, Merlin watched, presents set out and sat with a glass of wine :) Really tried to not buy too much this year but with everything everyone else has given them too I think we're going to be opening presents for many days to come!
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby Svea » 24 Dec 2011, 22:51

Nativity service at 4pm followed by Christmas eve tea and Present unwrapping. Kids now in bed. My eyes slightly crossed from a huge glass of sherry. Just spending some time with J before bed.
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby RachelS » 24 Dec 2011, 22:55

Finished work at 2200 got home to find DH asleep and ds1 awake asking if he's been. He also remembered he hadn't put carrot and mince pie out so did that, put pots away, got santa sacks out. Put DS1 back I'm his bed, Having a look on here and hoping sleep hits my soon. Oh helped by a LARGE Bombay sapphire and a dash of tonic.
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby gingerbreadhouse » 24 Dec 2011, 23:03

Everyone is asleep apart from baby and I, we're watching TOTP2. Veg all prepped, leeks in cheese sauce made, red cabbage braised, presents all wrapped....well, I thought they were but have just remembered the scarves I've made for the girls that need wrapping. Can't be bothered now, need to try to persuade the boy to stop feeding and go to sleep.

Happy Christmas all x
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby AB&M » 24 Dec 2011, 23:09

Skip if it's any consolation Kitten & I will smell the same!
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby CherryPop » 24 Dec 2011, 23:17

Letter to Santa written and rolled up in the stocking, which is hung on the fireplace. Boyface was in bed slightly later than usual, hoping for a later-than-6am-start tomorrow.

DH and I having a cheeky glass of whatevertakesyerfancy for the first time in I don't know how long, watching the Nightmare before Christmas :D

Am slightly (okay, extremely) aghast at the amount of present the in-laws managed to smuggle in when I wasn't looking, we told them not to go mad as we're having a very frugal Christmas, and would kind of like JC to remember what we've got him rather than it being overshadowed by everything else - but honestly, 80% of the stuff under the tree is from them. 3 presents (perfect) from my parents, a few from us, stocking and a couple from Santa, and the rest is from them. Waaaah.

But still, be thankful eh ;)
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby Louisianablue2000 » 24 Dec 2011, 23:58

Lots of last minute cleaning and making of brandy butter. Stockings filled, dolls house wrapped in fabric with a big white bow (top tip Rosie, use a sheet to wrap the scooter), small food not made for DD1, so I'm going to have to do it for her birthday. There is a toaster in the dolls house, msybe that will keep her happy *hopeful emoticon*
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby AB&M » 25 Dec 2011, 00:22

It's not Christmas eve anymore but I'm still feeding please let Bruno have a lie in tomorrow!!
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Re: whatcha doin xmas eve?

Postby Fozza » 25 Dec 2011, 00:45

Wrapped the stocking presses...doing that earlier next year so I can prep the veg as I have to do that tomorrow now. may have had a couple of drinks.

Disgusted by the pics of presents under the tree from some Facebook friends. Far too much stuff.
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