My son, daughter in law, and 2 grandchildren are visiting for couple of days before Christmas. I had menus planned and all it was was pick and mix for tea tonight, then made a (fairly complicated) vegetarian nut roast for tomorrow evening and a borscht soup in slow cooker for lunch tomorrow. Easy I thought! I have now found out what happens when you push through the fatigue - a row with my partner who said I was doing too much and tears of frustration realising that I really can’t tackle the level of activity that I used to be able to. I was refusing to give in and now feel horrendous! Note to self - accept your limitations with grace! I hope I can remember that for next time!
Fortunately we are going to stay with another of my sons for Christmas so I can sit and watch the younger ones doing all the work!
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and take a note from me - if you want to enjoy it it might just mean lowering your expectations of yourself just a notch or two