Martha se moer

This post is dedicated to all my friends that have called me Martha (Stewart) over the last few years.

Normally by this time every year there are home-made advent calendars that inevitably don’t end well and Christmas gifts are mostly bought or already being made with love.

Usually, by this time, I have already planned the Christmas feast and have been testing recipes like mad.

This year there is none of that.

This crazy (in a good way) year I remembered about advent calendars at 4:30PM (!!) on the 1st of December and I rushed off to Woollies, only to find them all sold out. This was remedied by rescuing long-forgotten old little advent boxes that Etienne stuffed with little things I managed to find at Pick and Pay in the 5 minutes before they closed.

This year I haven’t made a thing for Christmas gifts, thought about making anything or even had more than a passing, slightly hysterical, thought of what to buy people for Christmas, except for hastily crocheting edges around pillow covers for teacher’s gifts.

Today we had store-bought apple pie (don’t die laughing, to know me is to love me) for dessert with a hastily thrown together family lunch.

This year the days are rushing by with a resounding WHOOOOOOSH and I am just hanging on for dear life.

This year I’m completely over it.

Martha se Moer, this Mom would rather spend her precious time snuggling with children and a very neglected husband. The rest will sort itself out.

4 thoughts on “Martha se moer”

  1. I’m so with you … So over it this year … Let’s plan for next year!!!!

    Screw it … Let’s make it up as we go along!!!!


  2. HA! My mil bought the kids cheap calendars this year – I am very glad she did because it was the last on my list of things to do!

    We are recreating Martha!!!!

  3. Thank god for that!!!! To be honest I stopped reading your blog because it was too Martha effing Stewart.
    Life is too short to be like her. Actually never be like her.
    And so what if you’ve gained some weight you have lost last year. Ignore who ever says what. Just be happy!!! And its ok to be disorganised and buy all your xmas presents ar the 11th hour. And its ok to have a meat meal on a meat free Monday cuz you can have a meat free thursday. Enjoy the important things in life. Spend more time with your so called neglected husband and kids. By the way your description of driving in jhb is spot on. And glad that as a capetonian you could see just how awesome jhb really is.

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