|Merry Boxing Day
||[Dec. 26th, 2012|08:54 pm]
I had a lovely Christmas this year and Santa was very good to me. I'm starting to enjoy my big family Christmas more and more as all of my little cousins grow up and become less annoying - in fact two of them are quite good to spend time with them. The oldest of my Australian cousins has in recent months decided to stop being orange (she has been quite the laughing stock of the last three or four Christmases due to her obsession with really bad fake tan) - although no arrests, Corey Worthington style parties or trashy inappropriate outfits made for less interesting conversation.
After getting through my first meat-free Christmas with no temptation or regrets at all, I think I'm just about ready to use the label 'vegetarian'. It was relatively pain-free with my family too, much to my surprise. Even my aunt didn't try to start some annoying debate. I feel like I'm about to lapse into another food coma after the Boxing Day lunch at my parent's house.
These days my family more or less provide Santa's wishlists to one another. It makes Christmas shopping a considerably easier experience compared to my past stressful experiences of shopping while trying to find inspiration for the perfect gift for male family members that don't seem to need or want anything. The surprise just comes in finding out who bought which present for who, and of course who the gifts are labelled to and from. This year I received presents from Mum, Dad, Santa, the Tooth Fairy, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Mrs Claus, the elves, Mr Raider and my brother used school book labels on his present labelled "Name: Number one Loser, Subject: Losology". My presents were labelled to Idiotus McLoserton, The #1 Loser in all of Loserdom, MooMoo, Doug Down Deep and more. I have no idea why I am including that here...
I had a lovely late Christmas day with my flatmates last night, after Peter arrived home from work around 11. I'm really liking the mix with the three of us, it's working great so far. And I'm really glad to have been ordered to take the day off work tomorrow (even though the whole office had to reorganise our entire leave schedule around it, stupid head office making weird decisions the week before Christmas).
Ok, off to read my new book.