And I can't really say I am in the "Christmas Spirit" at all. Yes I am looking forward to opening gifts and stuff. I am just not as excited about it as I used to be. Probably becuase I know how much stress goes in to Christmas. Maybe it doesn't feel like Christmas, lasy year everything was white with snow and when it snowed for that brief moment on Friday my heart lit up at the pure excitement that it had snowed. I was gleeful, then it melted away and well so did the glee.
I haven't really be able to do a proper Christmas shop, where I scower a town or city for the perfect gift for my friends or family. I couldn't do this becuase A) I didn't have that much money. B) John would die of boredum and it would just stress me out more. So I shopped for the essentials, John, my mum and my brothers (excluding the on in China).
I also miss out on an oppertunity to go see my friends in Taunton as John is working, I cant get there on my own and once again no money. But hey! I have my LRP friends who made me smile when I was feeling like death warmed up on saturday...apart from Dan....he made me play and I had to pay for it, BUT I did physrep the ill effects of being in a sh*t shoot by feeling incredibly nausiated. Anyway moving on, I will get to see my LRP friends again on Christmas Eve so that will make me very happy indeed. Maybe I will be excited about Xmas after then. Who knows?
I have a busyish time ahead of me. Besides Cara and Tom coming over tonight for thier bi weekly dinner. On Thursday, I have to make my area of the house spick and span for the holiday weekend. *le sigh. I shall play some good music and get it done in a flash. Apart from the washing ofc that takes all day. We will need to get a big washer and dryer when we get a house. I should also probably get the ironing out the way as well. But then in the evening there is a Christmas special of DnD, which I am slightly worried about, becuase Christmas and DnD don't really mix, its like banana and jelly.
Friday, John is home. So we are going to set the table for Sunday for 11 people. I don't think I will ever cook for that many people. We were going to do it on Satuday but we at BC haing too much fun, then we will be too tired to want to extend to table and then relay it for the large number of people. Then probably do it for 9 people the following Tuesday as Tom and Cara are having thier Christmas at his mothers.
Saturday as i said I LRP, which is nice becuase I get to see my friends one last time before the new year. Oh and its the last Merlin :(
Then its Christmas day where all hell might break loose. I get to open presents. Watch Dr Who. Drink the wine that Iw as given a month ago :P and share it with others ofc.
Then its monday and its back to business as usual.
I have started to write a little story to get my days going faster. I thought what if Valvossa had left Ithron at the banquet back in Nov? I think its going quiet well so far, I had a little trouble with working out the goodbyes but I did get a little help from my friends with some dialouge and some editing. Which I am greatful as I am rubbish at writing. I am past 7000 words which I think it better than my Nano becuase I think I have only been writing it for about 15 days. But the creative pace is slowing as I near a turing point in the story as Valvossa returns home. She will have a few problems to deal with. I am also thinking of someway of bringing Scut back in to the picture. I dont want to go back and write the whole thing again so I will have him already in Llaminisu.but I don't know quite waht to do with him really, I will have some fun with V and her siblings, some for of altercation between her and the warleader about a certain problem. An unexpected act of heroism maybe. I just don't want to make it a cliche.
Now I must go back to writing and singing...probably out of key.
Merry Christmas to all my family and freinds.
Merry Christmas to my brother who having his first? Christmas in China...though I think it might be his second.
and Happy holidays to those who read this from around the globe.