I have no idea how much I have spent this year. I'm not sure what's going on at all. We have yards and yards and yards of tinsel, as bear requested. Most of the food is sorted by either stashed or ordered. I am hoping that I have remembered everyone. If I haven't, well I haven't. I took an online test about the cost of Christmas here. I failed. I have spent a fortune on bear.
Bear has completely forgotten about the strain in the trouser area so it wasn't that bad. I expect it to make a reappearance around about bedtime as a delaying tactic.
Bear has a pal coming around tonight for tea. I'm helping his mother out a little as she has to be in several places at once, but also the lad is utterly lovely and a good friend to bear. If the mother saw the state of the study and living room at this moment she would never, ever allow the child across the threshold again so I had better get a move on.