I'd love to be able to say what a surprise it is, how fast the year has flown, but that's not strictly true. We've spent the last year commenting on how speedily the weeks have passed, so it'd be nothing new to say here. It would, however, be correct of me to say that Christmas shot by faster that expected, especially as I completely missed out on last week's WOYWW. (If that series of letters leaves you feeling decidedly ? shaped, go to Julia's Stamping Ground to find out what the Desk Diva Extraordinaire is up to.
Christmas for me this year did pass by in a blur. I would like to thank my Operations Director Sean (not my personal Ops Director cos that would be me, stoopid, I mean that of the company I work for) for coming into work the week before Crimble with man-flu and duly handing it out to the staff like the florid-faced Santa he was. Bah humbug. Yep, I was one of the ones that got it, and as I write this on Monday night, I'm only really just over it enough to comtemplate work tomorrow. Oh, how I wish to put a hex on he.
Yes, I'm doing this on Monday night cos we're still in the throes of panto and I won't have time tomorrow to set this up for Wednesday a.m. Live with it.
So, to sum Christmas up in one picture and one word....
That was what Lil' Miss B said. "Sometimes, Santa can be really RANDOM". We're blessed in that she still believes in Mr Claus, despite having reached double figures. It could be that she's playing along this year, but I'm guessing next year she'll be a normal secondary school kid. However, it meant that this year we could still have the fun of the old mince pie, milk and carrot routine, and insist she went to bed early etc. She still did her Santa list, and he was kind enough to oblige with most of the items on it (she's not a greedy kid, luckily!) and a few she hadn't asked for, like the above Jacob's Ladder toy.
Well darn me if that hasn't been the item most played with.....
Oh what, yes.... I'm digressing! The real reason you're here is WOYWW, isn't it?
So, what did Santa bring you, little girl? Aside from the whopping great credit card bill, that is? Um. Not that much actually! I can't really recall what I got on the main day, for the reason that it passed in a paracetamol-and-codeine-induced haze. I recall chocolate. I recall a scarf. I definitely recall jewellery. I also recall, as they're in the pic below, that I got a jeweller's vice (aka helping hands) and a pair of crimp bead pliers. Oh, and a nice Avenged Sevenfold CD. And a couple of Jethro Tull ones too. We'll pretend, though, that I haven't mentioned both those bands in the same paragraph.
Happy New Year!