I'm not sure I'm up to much chatting right now. We are well advanced towards Christmas with Secret Santa presents bought and wrapped and some presents for the two little girls but have been hunting for some books and puzzles suggested by their mum to no avail. I find BigW's website worse than useless and by the the time I received the list it was too late to order online. Today Phil went searching for a special toy that K-Mart were supposed to have but couldn't find it. He said there was just nobody he could see that he could ask. These huge stores have so few assistants to help shoppers these days which I feel is not catering to their customers requirements at all. Never mind, we still have a few days left to hopefully find what we are after.
Another reason I am just a wee bit gob smacked is our weather.....we knew it was going to be hot tomorrow but now it has been increased to an expected maximum of 41C (105F) but at least Christmas Day has been downgraded from 35C (95F) to 33C (91F) which is something to feel a wee bit pleased about. No wonder we now nearly all have cold Christmas dinners here in Perth. I see our eastern states cousins will also have quite high temps on 25th which can be unusual for them. I am sure they will cope quite well as they've already had some quite hot days this summer.
I trust you are all well advanced in your preparations for the festive season and all your efforts will be worthwhile. Sometimes I wonder if we let ourselves worry too much about special occasions or is it just me. I keep wondering if I have forgotten something or if I a doing what I need to do properly. I guess old age makes me ask these questions of myself. Self doubt does creep in as you become less able to do things which once you took in your stride. Please don't take that as a complaint....just thinking aloud as I often do these days.