Planning Season updates

A family Christmas planning

I am so excited.

My brother, sister in law and new nephew are coming this Sunday. We are having an early Christmas and I can’t wait. I get baby cuddles and to see my family. This will be the third time since lock down I have seen them since our ominous friend COVID-19 locked down the world.

Tree has been up for ages.

Wreath is on the door.

Candles are everywhere ( out of reach of babies and dogs alike).

But my house is a tip. I have been tidying my dining room for 2 days now and tonight I need to finish. I can’t wait to dress the table and make it look festive. I made a big shop, so I have a small turkey defrosting in the fridge, a nut roast for my sister in law and lots and lots of veggies and booze ( for those of us who are drinking.)

We are going to call my mum and dad so they get to share this special day with us.

No presents. Just crackers a good meal and maybe a walk.

I have a lot to do in the next few days but the house will be spick and span.

We got our boosters this week, so other than a sore arm we are now happy with our thriple protection.

I will call my sister tonight and chat away with her why I finish the dining room. Tomorrow I need to mop and do the rest of the rooms and Saturday I have to pop all my craft bits up in the attic, which is not a fun job but at least I will get my steps in.

I have so much to do that I have had to sit down and write a list.

Planning is key to not leaving it to the last minute.

( yes that’s now) Thursday:

  • Finish dining room
  • Wipe spider away ( sorry)


  • Hallway tidy
  • Sitting room pictures away
  • Christmas decorations box away
  • Wash blanket
  • Kitchen cupboard
  • Tidy away booze
  • Bathroom drying clothes away


  • Mop
  • Hoover
  • Cook sausage pie and cauliflower cheese
  • Clean kitchen
  • Set the table ( my favourite part)

Then Saturday night I get to relax, with a lie in on Sunday and then they arrive.

I am so excited.

I had to sit down and plan it all out because it’s lots of little bits. This is my initial one and I will write out a more in-depth one with more detail and time frames to make planning easier.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

0 comments on “A family Christmas planning

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: