Wordful Wednesday: Special Holiday Edition

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the holidays and spending time with the friends and family who mean the most to you – that’s what this season is all about, isn’t it? Well, that, and fruitcake. Man, I love fruitcake. I can see your raised eyebrows from here, but truly, it’s one of my favourite desserts. In case you had any doubts about my christmas-junkie bona-fides, that should put them to rest. Who else but a diehard Christmas-aholic would admit to loving the most re-gifted of holiday goodies, right?

I’ve got a lot to update you on – it’s been a while since I’ve stopped by here, and I’ve missed you!

First of all, I’m sorry for the sudden hiatus. Much blog-love to Nikki and my other friends, virtual and otherwise, who checked in while I was away. It meant so much to know you were thinking of me!

Second, don’t worry, I’m fine. Corporate World was unexpectedly busy (lots of last minute promotions to compete with a certain company with certain adorable animals in their commercials) and I was still coping with feeling deplanated. Not that I have a lot of (or any, really) practice with long term relationships falling apart, but I kept being surprised by how … fiercely … I’d feel things. Sadness, anger, and just plain missing the boy I’d spent the past four years with would just sneak up behind me and whomp me over the head when I wasn’t expecting it to, and I’d be flattened all over again.

All of which is a long way of saying that it was taking all of my energy to get through the day at Corporate World without bursting into tears (or bursting out in expletives) on a conference call, and blogging at the end of it all wasn’t nearly as appealing as sleeping.

But! I’ve spent the past five days getting acquainted with Doctor Who (who I’ll be introducing you to in a future post) and cozying it up with my parents and Shutterbug Sis, and I’m feeling so, so much better. Which brings us to today’s word:

Today’s word is delectation: enjoyment, delight

In other words …

Relaxing and recharging by my family’s Christmas tree has rekindled my sense of delectation of the holidays! I love this time of year, you guys.

Well, I’d better be off. Shutterbug Sis is only a few handfuls of pieces away from finishing a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle in less than 72 hours! If I don’t contribute at least one piece to this work of art I’ll never hear the end of it. It’s a holiday tradition at our house, this jigsaw challenge, and Shutterbug Sis’s skills get better every year. Pretty soon my only contribution is going to be mixing the holiday tunes and the gin and tonics!

And that’s just fine by me.

If you have any traditions that you share with family and friends this time of year, I’d love to hear all about them in the Comments! Otherwise, have a fabulous rest of the week, filled with puzzles and favourite songs and whatever else brings you joy, and I’ll see you in the New Year! Much holiday love to you all, 

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12 thoughts on “Wordful Wednesday: Special Holiday Edition

  1. Welcome back Amb – missed your blogs and you 🙂 I hope the break up is getting a little easier each day – remember there is someone out there just waiting – the RIGHT person 🙂 Looking forward to you being back in full swing again with music and puzzles and the like. We don’t have traditions, apart from me saying a few words and raising our glasses to those (family and friends) that are no longer with us. Around the table we have one spare chair that I drape with my brothers scarf, a colourful ceramic bowl and a little hessian coloured bag with incense in – so that he is with us for Christmas Day. (He was a bit of a hippy – hence the incense!) Keeping the memories of those we loved close. 🙂 x

    • Thank you! What a nice thing to say! I missed chatting with you too 🙂 The break up is getting easier, you’re right.

      And I just love the idea of keeping an empty chair at the table for your brother – thanks so much for sharing. xo.

      • You are most welcome and thank you. The break-up … each day will get easier until you wake up saying “It was never meant to be – there’s someone special waiting for me”. 🙂 xx

  2. Welcome back…I have missed you. I was remiss in letting you know that I was mentally checking in on you…hoping that you were ok…I really was. I wondering how you were doing, holidays have their own set of expectations, and emotions, without the added emotions from a break-up. I hope you are seeing you way clear to a happy heart soon…you deserve to have smiles on the inside that match the bright spirit you share here! xo

    • Don’t even worry about it my friend – I knew you were mentally checking in! I could feel it. Such is our bond 🙂 Thank you so much for the lovely words! xo.

  3. Hey Amb!!!
    I love fruitcake and had absolutely NONE this year,,,,maybe I can get some discounted ones,,hmmmmm
    Glad your back,,hey let me pull out a chair for you beside me in the singles club!

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  5. If I saw the word delectation without knowing what you’ve told me here, I’d think it a medical term for a nursing mother who had stopped nursing. (hope that isn’t in bad taste–just putting first thoughts down 😉 )

    Glad you had friends and family to get you through. And my mom always has a jigsaw puzzle for us on Christmas eve. Though no g&t 😦 My dad does let me mix him up a highball when we watch classic movies 🙂

    • Lol not in bad taste at all – totally sounds like something along “lactating” lines.

      Love that your family has a holiday jigsaw, too! That’s so fun! G&Ts are such a big part of the holidays around these parts that to this day my sister says that Tanqueray and lime “smells like Christmas” 🙂

      • Oh, and fruitcake, amb? Really? 😉 I know where to re-gift now. Though maybe improved with chocolate salt? Would love to enjoy a cocktail or two at Christmas but it doesn’t seem the thing at my parent’s house. Grew up very conservatively, though must have inherited some maffick-ing genes somewhere along the line.

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