The End is Near

Well as the year draws to a close what do you have planned for the last few hours of 2013?

Me I will be spending the night home alone, now for some that might sound like a sad thing but for me it is a bloody great thing I do love my own company. Kelli & Daemon are headed to Jessica’s for the night they are having a movie night with the boys, the boys being Blain, Leo and Daemon. Tim is at work again and won’t be home till late not sure how late but I reckon I will be in bed by the time he gets home.

It has been a number of years since I have seen in the New Year; I really just can’t see the point in forcing myself to stay awake longer than I want to.

So for me the best New Year’s Eve is the one spent home alone watching telly and going to be when I am tired.

 

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Fitting in

I am watching a kids show “Sofia the First” and it has made me think about how often people try to fit in and in doing so they try and change who they are, I am sure we have all tried to fit in with the so called cool people this is something that usually happens when we are children and at school. However, some people spend most of their lives trying to fit in and be who they think others expect them to be.

I could tell you that I was one of those people but in truth I was not I have always been happy with who I am but as a child, hell for most of my life I have been a loner. When I was at school I was often alone, but I wasn’t lonely. I did have some friends when I was at school but often they would annoy me and I would prefer to be alone. In high school I usually hung out with Cathy who was my best friend but out of school I would prefer to be on my own.

I think it is sad that some people feel they have to act differently to how they are in order to fit in, I know being accepted is a big thing for all of us but I also think loving who you are and being happy in your own skin is also very important and it is sad that so many people have trouble accepting who they are.

Most of us learn to be happy with whom we are as we age, but there are those who are still trying to fit in well into their lives and can be middle aged or older and still trying to be something they are not.

I think one reason many try to fit in and be someone they are not is because being different often means being bullied and no one wants to be bullied.

Boxing Day was a couple of days ago

Good morning I am writing this on the 28th two days after Boxing Day now some of you might be wondering what is Boxing Day well I could tell you but I would have to Google it first to find out so I am not telling you if you want to know Goggle it yourself………………….lol

I can tell you it has nothing to do with boxing reindeer punching Santa or anything to do with boxing at all as far as I know, the reindeer might gang up on Santa but I doubt it. It does have a lot to do with crowds and shopping and people fighting for a so called bargain which in all honesty would still be there in a week’s time, unless they are lucky to get one of the rare really cheap items that are around on Boxing Day. Where I live our Boxing Day sales start on the 27th as the shops are not open on Boxing Day here. I try not to venture out to the shops if I can avoid it but this year I had to go out shopping yesterday and the crowd at Charlestown Square drove me nuts. Picture isn’t Charlestown Square but it was that crowded.

Boxing day is also about cricket not that I am a cricket fan but is about cricket as well and of course it is about a boat race, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race that so many take part in, another thing I don’t get.

For me Boxing Day is a day when I do nothing, why because Christmas Day is so full on so the next day is a day to just chill.

A bloody great Christmas

How was every one’s Christmas?

Mine was great Tim and I slept in till nearly 8am we woke up just before Natasha turned up to get her presents, I could say to exchange presents but that would be wrong since she didn’t give her father anything which upset me. She gave me a couple of photo frames which are lovely but her dad got nothing and this really bugs me, mostly because I gave her $400 worth of gift cards and she couldn’t buy her father anything.

Jessica gave me a typewriter which I love I have wanted one for ages now and now I have one and I am so happy, even though Tim doesn’t understand why I wanted one but he doesn’t need to understand he isn’t the one who is going to use it. I also got some jewellery and a lap desk for me to use at night when I am writing in my diary and doing puzzles and such oh yeah I can of course use the laptop on it as well.

There were about 15 people at mums for lunch yesterday, Kathy & Michael didn’t come because they had Christmas lunch at their house for his family and Kathy said she had about 15 people there as well. She did say she is amazed that mum is still doing Christmas lunch at the age of nearly 74; yeah mum will be 74 at the end of January.

I think everyone loved the gifts I gave them, I hope they did mum said she tried on the shoes I gave her today and found them strange as they are toning shoes which means they rock as you walk and she said it is going to take some getting used to them.

Last night I opened the bottle of scotch that mum gave me but I only had one small scotch and coke last night I have had a couple this afternoon as well. I do like a couple of drinks but I don’t have strong drinks and only a few at them most I am just not much of a drinker.

 

I Love Christmas

 

I love Christmas it is my favourite time of year, how about you what is your favourite time of the year?


I have found as I get older I love Christmas more and I love to decorate the house for Christmas now days we have these decorations that you just stick on the wall which I use a lot of and along with ornaments that have my grandkids names on them and photos of my grandkids as well.

Last night Tim came out into the lounge room with his phone and took a photo of the dining room table with all the presents on it to send to his cousin Christine, he wanted to show her that we are “givers”. He sounded proud when he said to me that he told her we are givers and love to spoil people at Christmas and that we send out Christmas cards to connect with those we care about not in order to get something back because giving is more important than getting.

So even though he will complain about how much I buy and such he is also proud to be married to someone who loves to give and share with others. I made a comment to him recently that after 30 years together he should know what I am like and his reply was he does and it is one of the reasons he loves me.

Presents wrapped and ready for giving

Well Christmas is now only a week away, and have to say I am pretty much set for the big 9day; the above photo is of my dining table which is loaded with presents for the family. Tim likes to say that there is a lot of money on that table and yeah he is right but I prefer to think that there is a lot of joy to be had on the table. As I may have mentioned I only have a small tree this is it, it is sitting on tope of the deep freezer.

Yesterday when we went to see nan she was out of bed and down in the lounge room area, and she was good she spoke a little in fact she made me cry when she said “I don’t like hospitals, I don’t want to be here, I want to be with Ron” it came out of nowhere and it just upset me.

So is everyone else ready for Christmas, I have found the last couple of weeks there have been days when I just don’t seem to have the time to blog but I guess that is normal we all have busy times when blogging has to take a back seat to other things in life.

Smile for the birdy

Ok I know not everyone likes having their photo taken, but hey the person taking the photo is doing so for a reason, it may be an event or it may be because they love you and want a photo of you. So how hard is it to suck it up and deal, smile and look happy the above photo was taken by me last Thursday at Dawson’s end of year school presentation day this is the best shot of him I could get. When taking a photo of Dawson it helps if he doesn’t know you are taking it but even then it may not be the best shot of him.

It must be a male thing, well at least in my family as many of the male members of it don’t like to have their photo taken and Dawson is one of them, it is really hard to get a nice photo of him. The photo below was taken by me off one of his achievement awards he received of Thursday, it is a much nicer photo, so you can see he can smile and look happy it just doesn’t happen very often.