Yes, I have survived the festive period. I’m fatter, my bank account is thinner. Some of my jeans are a bit tight, but who cares because I got lots of lovely new pyjamas and cosy slippers to laze about the house in. Don’t know what I’m going to do when I have to go outside, but let’s cross that bridge when we come to it… 😉
Oh, and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year, or whatever you celebrate. If you don’t celebrate, I hope you had a great time anyway. If you’re a person who struggles at this time of year for any reason, hugs to you. Well done on surviving everyone else’s annoying cheerfulness and nonsense.
I’ve been a bad blogger over these last two weeks (ie: not blogging at all). I didn’t realise just how lazy I got over Christmas. I’m still in my first year as a blogger and fully intended it to be business as usual. Ha! What with visiting friends and family, attending a few gigs and shows, and just enjoying some time with hubby, it didn’t happen. Not much writing happened at all, actually. I’m trying to get back into my routine now. I need to get on with it, as I have a Creative Writing course assignment due in this week!
So what’s been happening? Well, all the usual Christmas stuff: eating and drinking too much, watching terrible TV, and wishing it would stop raining. One or two noteworthy things to report:
Hubby and I saw legendary rock band Black Sabbath in concert in December. They were AMAZING. Those old guys can still cut it! Definitely one of the highlights of the year.
I’ve been nominated twice for the Versatile Blogger Award. Big thanks to Morgan over at booknvolume, and belsbror, for nominating me. (Apologies to Morgan for the delay as she nominated me ages ago). I’ll try and do a separate post on this soon, but the way things have been going, that might not happen. So many thank yous again for the nominations.
Finally, one piece of bad news. Our elderly cat Jet, who was 17 years old, passed away in December. This added a tinge of sadness to our festive season. He was with hubby and me since he was a kitten. This old timer was there before we were married, and came with us on two house moves. He survived home renovations, cat fights, falling out of windows, and for the last four years, being plagued by Sam, our young Bengal. Sam is definitely missing his older ‘brother’. He spent the first few days looking all over the house for his missing friend. 😦
Goodbye you big furball, we all miss you.
Eek, don’t want to end on that gloomy note. So, as I am officially a crazy cat lady, and as Sam is certainly going to be lonely without his partner in crime, our house will be graced in time to come by a new kitty. Watch this space… Now, I really must get on with that writing assignment. Catch you later!