Warning - RED ALERT - self indulgent waffle.
Well it's Christmas morning - I resisted the temptation to say 'Here it is - Merry Christmas' ! and I hope you and your families are having a great time.
I'm certainly with you in spirit, hearing the childrens squeals of delight, listening to the Christmas music, watching over the dinner and enjoying the smells, stopping the cats from sneaking into the kitchen and helping themselves, clearing away the wrapping paper, etc. etc., and of course, waiting for what seems forever before the kiddies finally go to sleep before 'delivering' the presents to the bottom of the bed.
All memories now, but I'm coping ... just.
I wish all of my children and grandchildren a wonderful and happy time even though I won't be seeing them, they're all busy with their own lives, but I'll cope ........ just.
I've been up quite early, watching the houses over the road to see who puts their lights on first and starts the fun. Not nosey - just envious I guess.
I remember when I was very little, there was a programme on the radio called 'Two Way Family Favourites', those of you of a 'certain age' in the UK will remember this, HM Forces overseas wrote in (yes they actually used a pen and wrote!) and families in the UK did the same, to get their choice of record played for their loved ones. The theme tune was 'With a Song in My Heart'.
This tune is going round and round in my head today, but with a change i.e. 'With an Ache in my Heart' - but I'm coping ... just.
I have made up my mind, next year, I will volunteer, probably an animal shelter/charity. I'm sure they will be glad of an extra pair of hands, and I'll make some new four legged friends I'm sure.
Anyway, now that's out of my system, I'm going to try to organize a small sewing space for my machine and bits and pieces. I've had to put a stop to my creative urges recently because of lack of space, but I think I may be able to squeeze all my stuff into the conservatory. It'll keep me busy while my lovely veggie layer pie is cooking anyway.
I'll post some pics soon if it works.
OK I'm off now, and if you are lonely/sad enough to be reading this on Christmas morning too, then I send you loads of virtual hugs, lets keep our chins up peeps ....... after all, it's only one day, and we'll cope .......... just.
(and I'll be back tomorrow to annoy ya'll)