I’m up and can’t sleep. Nothing makes any sense tonight. I think I am getting burnt out, I just can’t make sense of this world right now.
Christmas was very nice. I spent the whole day with my family at my parents’ home which is not far from mine. Everyone was there save for my one estranged brother of course. I miss the guy, but he chooses not to participate in family functions anymore, his loss. He misses some really nice times with his own family.
I got a nice roof rake, which is used to remove the heavy snow from the roof of my home when necessary in winter. So if we get any good amounts of snow this winter – which I am sure we will eventually – I am now all prepared. I also got a new awesome Patriots hat, pompom included! Ha!
I also got a nice new fleece lined zip up front sweater, it’s very cool and very warm. Just the right weight for the weather we have been having lately. I also got a box of little Wade collectibles, they are from the Red Rose Tea boxes, I have collected them for ages and my mom saw this box of them at a thrift shop and bought it for me as a Christmas gift…super sweet of her! I love them. Went through all of them today, and separated out the duplicates and will sell those to other collectors when I can. It’s a fun little collection hobby of mine.
My niece Kyle gave me a print of one of her drawings. She’s in her senior year at Eckerd in Florida, studying to be a marine biologist. She is also an artist. Most of her art is of marine creatures and other natural beings. The print I got was of 3 butterflies. I will post a photo of it, it’s just gorgeous. I am going to have it matted and framed as soon as I can.
Lulu and Nola went to the festivities with me, they really had a good time. Lulu didn’t really know what all the hub bub was about, it was her first Christmas, but she loved the attention she got from all of the kids. She played and played while Nola – the anti-kid dog – watched from across the room to make sure no one hurt her puppy! Nola just doesn’t care for many people, she’s very selective socially. As long as she can sit next to me she’s content just to watch and hang out. She’s never been a very “playful” sort of dog, more of the laid back sort. Lulu is turning out to be quite the opposite. She’s the social butterfly of the family, will make friends with everyone and is quite entertaining to play and snuggle with. The kids just adored her.
I think I will take down my Christmas tree today later on. Some years I leave it up until after January 1st, but this year I think I am just done with Christmas already. It’s been nice, but I’ve had enough. I am going to leave the string of little blue lights up around my big picture window in the living room. They just look ubber cool and I like the soft glow when all the lights are off and it’s dark in there save for those little lights. Very comforting.
So that was Christmas day for me. I hope you each had an awesome one too. Spending the day with the ones you love the most is more important to me than the gifts. One day I hope to spend a Christmas with a partner by my side again too. That will be the best Christmas I could have.