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,