Happy Days: The Last of The Year - What Katy Said

Happy Days: The Last of The Year

Running to get her sister at the end of term.

Welcome to HappyDays! The idea of this linky is to inspire others to make the best out of every day, to see the happy in the little things. As no matter what, there is always something good in every single day- we just need to take the time to see it. Share your happy posts, I love to read them!


Happy Saturday everyone! 

I hope you’ve all had a good week and are getting organised for Christmas- not long to go now is there? I am feeling rather organised after a manic shopping trip and a good few hours of wrapping everything. I still have the girls’ presents to wrap but apart from that I think I am ready! We aren’t hosting this year so that is a relief, I can enjoy the day without worrying about oven timings!

I am so looking forward to the next couple of weeks. We are staying close to home and spending time with friends and family, nothing too exciting but those are the best times aren’t they? Christmas day and Boxing day will be spent with Mr F’s side of the family and then we will see my family in the days after that.

Christmas with my family has changed ever such a lot over the last couple of years with my dad up and leaving us all. He used to be the one to get our presents from under the tree, the one to cook the food, the one to put batteries in the toys. Now that job is passed along to other people. In all honestly I don’t really think of him often, not off my own back anyway. My mum talks about him daily and so of course I think of him then, but I try to focus on the happy- the people in my life who deserve my time and my love.

Still, at this time of year it is hard not to think why he wouldn’t want to be here, with his daughters and granddaughters, To me, family is everything and the whole focus of Christmas. Wherever he is on Christmas day, he will not be with his family, opening presents, laughing together, pulling crackers and watching naff tv while scoffing on sweets.. That is something I will never understand.

My mum worries that I am holding back some turmoil about it all but really my view on it is this:

Hold close those who bring you joy. Let everyone else go. [tweetthis]Hold close those who bring you joy. Let everyone else go. [/tweetthis]

Christmas day will be the best day as I will have everyone I love close by. My children will be happy and that will make me the happiest mummy in the world.

I will be back on the 2nd of January to hear all about your Christmas and new year celebrations. Have a wonderful 2 weeks! 

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    You Baby Me Mummy
    December 19, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I had no idea about your dad huni, big hugs. It must be so difficult not knowing the answers to so many questions. I can’t wait to see you on Monday xxx

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      Katy
      December 21, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      No need to be sorry, it doesn’t bother me. Hard nut me! xx

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    Random Musings
    December 19, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Sorry to hear about your dad Katy. I love your outlook on it – if someone doesn’t want to be in your life, don’t waste energy on them, use the energy on the people who do want to be there. Have a fab Christmas 🙂 Thanks for hosting #HappyDays
    Debbie

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      Katy
      December 21, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Exactly Debbie! Have a great Christmas! x

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    Catie: An imperfect mum
    December 19, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I love your quote and I agree 100%. I have been called emotionally hard but I think of it more as self preservation. Why bother about people who hurt you. Have a fantastic Christmas X thanks for all your hard work hosting thus year. See you in 2016.

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      Katy
      December 21, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      That is exactly my thoughts Catie, their loss eh? xx

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    December 19, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Sorry again about your Dad – must be so hard. But hope you and your lovely family have a superb Christmas and lovely break 🙂 Yay for the holidays xx

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      Katy
      December 21, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      And you Jess, have a great time in your new home xx

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    Sarah Christie
    December 19, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Ah thinking about you Kate, have a wonderful Christmas with your lovely little family they are who are important. But it must be hard not have those answers xxx

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      Katy
      December 21, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      It is unfathomable but I just focus on my girls xx

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    Gianna
    December 19, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Indeed your children will have the best Christmas, with a great mama like you. Sorry about your dad 🙁
    Thanks for hosting a fab linky! See you next year #happydays xxx

    • Reply
      Katy
      December 21, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you Gianna, and you too xxx

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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    December 19, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    I’m sorry about your Dad, it’s his loss. Even though you can focus on the people you love, I’m sure it’s hard not having him around during the holidays. Enjoy your Christmas, I can’t wait to read all about it! Thanks so much for hosting #HappyDays x

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      Katy
      December 21, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Totally his loss, he is missing out on so much. Have a great Christmas Becky xx

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    susankmann
    December 20, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Big hugs lovely and sorry about your dad. I lost mine years ago and it’s hard, but this must be difficult. Feel for you. Family is wonderful and it’s more so around the holidays. But sounds like you will have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to reading all about it. Have a wonderful Christmas. Lots of love x

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      Katy
      December 21, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Sorry to hear of your dad, sadly mine chose to leave. His loss entirely xx

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    Aubrey @InMyHappyPill
    December 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I feel you and I’m sorry to hear your loss. But despite that, I wish you a Happiest Christmas from my family to you 🙂 xx

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      Katy
      December 21, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you Aubrey, no need to be sorry, it is his loss entirely xx

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    Louise
    December 20, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    That is a beautiful quote Katy and a very important thing to live by. So sorry about your dad though and I can imagine that this time of year must make it a little harder even with your wonderfully positive attitude. I hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful Christmas (love the photo of LJ running to pick up Lil G) Thank you for hosting #HappyDaysLinky throughout 2015, it has been a pleasure to join in each week 🙂

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      Katy
      December 21, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      It just makes me wonder why he wouldn’t want to see their little faces, you know? Thank you Louise, have a fab Christmas xx

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    Tess
    December 30, 2015 at 9:35 am

    You have such a beautiful, positive outlook. This was actually really hard to read and bought something up in me, but your attitude is so refreshing. I’m certain you all had a brilliant christmas with those that you love.

    I’m planning a 365 day happy challenge! There is something good every single day, so I’m hopinh I will start to see this more and more. Wish me luck!

    Thank you for sharing such honest words

    • Reply
      Katy
      January 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      I am sorry if it brought back unhappy feelings but try to push them aside and focus on what you do have and what makes you happy. Hope 2016 is a happy year for you xx

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