Christmas 2011

Today wasn’t like any ordinary Christmas for many reasons. Last year I was in Scotland. This year I am home. Last Christmas my mum was here. This year she’s not. I’ve had a really hard time keeping it together this week. And I don’t really want to talk about it right now b/c I will start crying again and I’ve only just stopped.

The main reason this Christmas was not ordinary is that both my nieces came down with the stomach bug overnight. {If you know me, you know that I am a ridiculous emetophobe and situations like this send my anxiety into overdrive. I will spend the next week panicking about getting sick and using lysol and hand sanitizer like it is going out of style. I know there is nothing I can do about it, and that just makes the panic worse.}

Luckily the kids were ok enough to wake me and open presents. They were happy and excited and that was good, but it just wasn’t the same.

I took a nap and then I watched Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, and AbFab. I started reading a new book. I started packing my new bag. I just couldn’t focus on any one thing.

I’m going to watch some Ashes to Ashes for a bit and go to sleep. I need to do the home for the holidays virtual 10K if I wake up well tomorrow before I go to work.

I hope everyone out there who celebrated Christmas had a lovely one, filled with love and happiness. If you don’t, I hope you had a great Sunday. 🙂

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