I am guessing most of you won't be around much over the next week or so, so I thought I'd say
to you all now.
I have to confess to not loving Christmas much these days. I used to be really into it but since I moved here, so far away from my family and friends, I just don't enjoy it anymore. If I could I'd just fast forward straight through to next year :-(
I truly envy those of you who have kiddies at home....the whole belief in Father Christmas is just so much fun.
When Aydn was little I'd wait till he went to bed and hang out of my bedroom window ringing bells. Within minutes he'd be in my room yelling 'Mom, Mom can you hear him'
I would dip my shoes in flour and leave footprints up the stairs and in the hallway to be discovered next morning. Aydn was so little it never occured to him that there wasn't any snow outside :-)
One year my Mom, who lived 2 doors away, stuck an inflatable Santa on a long pole and started tapping it on the outside Aydn's bedroom window. Goodness knows what the neighbors thought seeing her walking though the streets with Santa on a pole lol.
I do miss those days....they aren't little long enough. Not that I plan on starting again mind you :-)
Our new neighborhood is beautiful at this time of year. Everyone's houses are decorated inside and out. Except ours...I feel like the resident Grinch but really don't have the money to buy something as frivolous as as tree this year.
And then I'd have to buy ornaments. What I really want is a tree with old ornaments. Going out and buying brand new just doesn't seem right to me...far too sterile. I want old ones with history and character...not some plastic made in China junk. Oh well...maybe I'll see if I can organize and old ornament swap next year and have a tree after all.
Anyhow, enough from Tallulah the sad old drama queen.....I'll leave you with this clip to listen to. You Brits are probably sick of it now but to all you others...It just ain't Christmas in England till you hear ol' Noddy singing.
Merry Christmas everybody xxx