A stressed out wife heading for meltdown. Check.
A couple of young boys getting more excited (and louder!) by the day. Check.
As Noddy Holder sang…
At least today I can still hide out in my home office, pretending to be busy, so I can shirk a few jobs.
And it gives me chance to pen a final email of the year to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a healthy, and obviously prosperous, 2016.
Especially if you've got a decent bit of time off work…
And I'll touch base with you again in early January (unless you're already a member of the Scottish Football Income Booster, in which case, you'll hear from me next on Boxing Day morning).
All the very best.