... are you?
I've been trying ever so hard.
Maybe it's the unseasonally warm weather we've been experiencing.
Or the fact that frosts haven't yet forced my pelargoniums inside.
But I just haven't got the Christmas bug.
There are three separate Christmas productions going on at school.
And glitter abounds.
But even though the beautiful strains of 'The Snowman' keeps echoing down the halls I'm still not 'getting it'.
This morning we received our first Christmas card. I've put it next to our gorgeous smelling mulled wine candle (I told you I was trying) on the mantelpiece in an attempt to ramp up the Christmas cheer - but no. Nothing.
The ingredients for the Christmas cake - usually mixed together with great competitive fervour in anticipation of winning our annual 'cake off' - are gathering dust behind the fruit bowl.
Don't get me wrong. I like Christmas. My singalong songs during December vary from anything between 'In the Bleak Midwinter' to 'All I want for Christmas - is Yoooooou' (for which I apologise). But I think that might be the point. It's still November.
I have many dear friends who already have presents wrapped and cards sent. But for me Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the mad dash around the shops hours before the big day.
Something needs to snap into place. Just like the urge to plant seeds hits me in the Spring, and making jam is an absolute must in Autumn.
So what have I been doing?
Well I've made a couple of happy purchases.
Look at this set of pretty glasses. £2.50 for six!
Surely these will twinkle perfectly against the fairy lights on Christmas Eve?
And I had to snap up this sign for £1.
Who wouldn't want a knitted brassiere - that fits!
I've gathered the last of our apples.
Made lots of soups.
And been fascinated by the rate this hyacinth bulb has put down it's roots.
I've also been doing a bit of crochet. I love the idea of having a snuggly wrap around shawl for the colder evenings.
With a chunky wool and 7mm hook this is building up really quickly.
I've also been tempted by the new Rosie Mitts pattern by Pink Milk.
The embroidered rose detail is so sweet.
So there we go. I'm not complaining. In fact as I sit typing this I'm being bathed in the most glorious winter sunshine. Mr K is down at the allotment adding finishing touches to the shed and I'm about to don my wellies and wander down with emergency coffee.
I'll try and spot some robins!