Christmas Day 2012

And here we are again. A full Christmas day nearly over, thank the primordial atom. Did we all have a good, joyous day?

If you said yes, good for you.

If you said no, join me on the woe train. woowoo, chugga chugga!

I’ve decided on a new tactic this year. Instead of looking at it from the point of view of Ebenezer Scrooge and crapping on it, I’m going to revel in my anti-Christmas opinions and celebrate them instead. Optimism in misery  what do you think? Well, it worked for me today but I wouldn’t recommend it for the masses. To be quite honest, it’s exhausting. I’d rather just go back to ignoring Christmas and scowling at people who’ve dragged me into it. It was a lot easier, I think. If I remember correctly.

So, what did I do today, I hear you cry!

Well, I started the day off by chatting to my Good Friend in our annual Awkward Awkward Christmas Phone call  That makes it the fifth year on the go! I’ve never had traditions actually last that long, and this year I was quite pleasantly surprised to find him arrange the time before I could get around to it. Well, my plan was to wake up today, text him and ask him what time was best for him, but he beat me by about 12 hours. He’s a business man, so he’s very efficient. Also, very busy, so it was nice to be sandwiched in rather than forego this tradition!

Well, I call it a tradition. He possibly calls it his “annual conversation with a fast talking weirdo”.

Anyway, so then it was a fry up dinner, card/present swapping (very low key ones, but I’d still rather forego it all), geeking about on the computer, Christmas tea at just after 5 (which in my family consists of roast chicken, stuffing, roast potatoes, carrot and turnip, cauliflower, sometimes broccoli but not tonight, and sprouts for anyone who likes them, and gravy on top.) followed by mince pies.

Home made mince pies and very nice ones, even if I do say so myself.

And the rest of the evening has been spent like every other Tuesday.

One day I will get everyone agreeing with me. We’ll sod the presents, and gather around in groups of people we mutually get along with, and play parlour games instead. It’d be a lot more interesting and fun than all the commercial stuff that happens today, I’m sure.

And as for what’s next on my agenda… Well, that’s where things have gone a bit pear shaped, isn’t it? I’ve come back and said twice now that things have made blogging here difficult and that it should all blow over soon and it’ll be back to normal next week! but both times I’ve disappeared back into the ether. But I’ve been quite sick since from the end of October and engaging my brain to get something near journalistic-levels (the very reason for this blog!) has just been too exhausting. when I’ve even had the chance to try.

But I do plan to get back on this roller-coaster in the new year, because it makes more sense to start a’new then than it does between now and then. Just keep watching this space. Once the whole Christmas rubbish is behind me, it’s back into the saddle and back to riding the failed pony express.

Regardless of your feelings on Christmas and the whole Yule period, I hope you were able to celebrate something today/this week/this month, and I hope you have a very good new year.

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