I'm sorry for my long quiet. I've not been well, a virus, according to the Doc, and unfortunately, it has wiped me out. :( I'm just getting back on my feet, heading back to work tomorrow as I can not sit still and watch movies on Sky for another week.
Besides, there's Christmas - or Yule, for those of you who follow the Wheel :) - to prepare for and I can't help but want to dive in and finish the preparations.
This is my first Christmas with out my parents - they are in Australia where my mother is hunting down Hugh Jackman for me! - and I'll be spending it on my own as my younger brother will be with his girlfriend.
Now I don't say it to bring out your sympathies, it's just how things have fallen this year. And, it's true, in a way, I'm not looking forward to it.
But I'll be preparing my first Christmas dinner without having to worry about who I might poison! Not that my cooking is that bad, but it's one less pressure. This year is my practice run... Then there's the cats who will eat like queens as they'll get plenty of leftovers, amongst other things.
The part I'm dreading is the morning. The getting up, and there will be no one else around. That's where the Buck's Fizz/mimosas come in to save me. I'll make breakfast and start preparing dinner and try not to think about how lonely and quiet it is with out anyone to share the day with as I sip on them.
You see, for me, it is not about the presents. Or the food, the tree, the decorations, but the people. Christmas should be about being with those you love. The memories you can share with those lovely people, and the memories you can make over the singed turkey or lumpy potatoes, y'know? :)
There are still a few more presents to buy, wrap and deliver. Cards to post, music to listen to in the shops. I'm hoping snow will fall. I like taking pictures of my little portion of the world when it's covered in the white fluffy stuff. I don't really care about the chaos people feel it causes... It's gorgeous out there when snow falls.
I also love it when Autumn/Fall arrives and leaves change to warm oranges, deep red and fall, the sound of dry leaves crunching under your feet... And how blossom falls and floats over head in spring.
Change is lovely when you stop to appreciate it. And snow purifies, at least to me it does.
Everything gets wiped clean, a fresh start...
Well, Dear Reader, I've missed sharing my little rambles. Thanks for listening. Goodnight.