The cards are written and sitting in their neat little piles of those to be posted and those to be delivered.
The decorations and tree are up.
The presents are all bought and paid for though a couple are sitting in draughty warehouses awaiting despatch.
We finally made it through the teachers' pressies, carol concerts, parents' evenings, secret santas, Christmas fayres and parties madness that is the end of term. Three whole delicious weeks.
My little home has had half its pre-Christmas clean.
The cupboards are nice and full.
And breathe ...
I feel strangely relaxed.
This, my friends, is one of the best bits. The preamble when almost everything is done and the excitement starts to build.
(Christmas angels created by my blondies some years ago and my most favouritest decorations!)