I put very few decorations up this year - still had a real tree and decorated both mantels but other than that just a bit of this and that here and there and I liked my home all the better for it....not that the place is usually festooned with lights and doodads ......
My Pa is finding it difficult to get up and down from an armchair, and when some months ago, I saw one of those rising/recling motorised chairs in very good condition in a local charity furniture shop and told him about it, he was adamant that he didn't need one. Then on Christmas day he asked me to get him one 'if you come across one at all'.
My son and daughter in law invited us to their house for Christmas lunch, so in all there were 11 of us and they did a marvelous job.....it was really enjoyable to spend the day with loved ones and we were able to skype the 'American family' later in the day .. isn't technology wonderful.
A solid week of Christmas food and drink that includes all the treaty stuff you wouldn't normally eat and drink is enjoyable and I know how lucky I am to be able to have it, but I will be glad to get back to normality...and let's face it nobody is forcing me to eat box after box of baklava.
We have booked a weekend in Gothenburg in January...it doesn't matter what the city is like we will just do our touristy wandering about and thank sweet baby cheesus that we are able to step off the hamster wheel once a month.
This post is more 'listy' than I intended it to be .... but so what...'tis my post.
I have learnt a lot from blogging and virtually 'meeting' people..you live you learn.
The world keeps turning.My Ma is a very different lady at the moment......now she is sometimes not the angry bitter person that she usually is ... she seems less ggrrr and more sanguine....which is great and we are all happy about it ... but sometimes it does feel a little odd....sort of like waiting for the other shoe to drop.
This year we are hoping to build an extension and a new kitchen..this is very exciting for me and very boring for you to know but then I acknowledge that I am a middle aged suburban lady with an ordinary life ... and that is ok by me.
Both of my children are working and happy and have partners in their lives.
Fargo was brilliant. The Bridge was brilliant.
I would like to read more this year.
The new year is approaching and this time I will not be afeared of it.....although it does make me feel a little scared to write that down.
I didn't go to Church this Christmas...but I say my prayers each night.
This much I know....be yourself, try to be kind.....it all works out in the end.