I know my posting has been slim to none lately, but I’ve been out and about enjoying life! Who would have thought that a blogger isn’t permanently attached to their laptop? It’s a strange thought. I thought all of us sat in a dark room and just typed until our fingers couldn’t take it anymore.
It is 7am on Christmas morning and I have spent it
cuddling the cat attending to the cat’s every beck and call because he has a broken (but healing) pelvis. He got hit by a car three weeks ago and I think he is finally returning to his demanding old self. This Christmas is different from any other I’ve had in my life. I don’t know why, but it just doesn’t feel like Christmas yet. Maybe it’s because we only set up the tree a week ago. Maybe it’s because my mum hasn’t been playing too many Christmas carols (thank god). Maybe it’s because we don’t have any children in the house this year. Maybe it’s just because I’m finally turning into the crazy old bat I know I’m going to be. It just feels different.
Two years ago, the house was full of family, friends and foreigners. We all woke up and had an amazing champagne breakfast and hung out together. Unfortunately for me, that champagne breakfast (and lunch) was so good that I don’t remember much else from that day. Yep. I was that person who got drunk, ate all the food and then decided it would be a good idea to go swimming (fully clothed) in the middle of the day. Needless to say, I woke up on Boxing Day and wondered what I had done with my life.
One year ago, it was different again. We had found out about the cancer diagnosis of two of my grandparents, so it was a pretty somber time. It almost felt weird to be happy.
Today we are having a champagne breakfast (uh oh) with my sister and her boyfriend, and a friend. I have great promises of bacon, eggs and alcohol. What more can a person want on Christmas morning? I have to remind myself that Christmas doesn’t have to be a feeling. It’s all about spending time with the people you love and cherishing the little moments.
So, here’s to spending time with your loved ones on this beautiful, beautiful day. I hope you all eat too much, drink a lot and make enough memories to last a lifetime! Merry Christmas!