My theme for this year’s christmas was ‘whatever christmas’.
I was definitely not in the mood leading up to it due to the emotional strain my fantastic (and too good to be true) job has caused me, and was clearly not bothered to make it better.
I don’t know what got into me but on 23 Dec (because I could get off early from work and know that I didn’t have to return till Jan 2010) – I got into a frenzy and started chomping on everything I thought would make me better – from macadamia chocolates to fried rice and milkshakes, everything seemed to only have a temporary effect of an hour. I even went to the extend of chopping off my hair on impulse, thinking that the shorter locks would lighten my depressing mood but that didn’t work either. I was happy for the first 30 minutes, and started regretting badly thereafter. I’ve been keeping my hair for quite a while!!! I also forgot to write and send the Christmas cards I had bought in Nov out to family & friends I cared about. It absolutely affected me that I was starting to turn into some grinch!
Seems like I wasn’t alone too. The husband was facing a lot of pressure at work, and that inevitably led to some heated talk between us both just minutes before Xmas eve dinner – but I’m so blessed & thankful that we resolved things quickly…(the Lord was with us) and could salvage whatever was left of Christmas 2009!
So really, my happiest Christmas moments were those from 8pm Xmas even leading to today…and I know its going to stay that way till 2010 because we’re flying to HK to take a well-deserved break tomorrow!
I hope all of you had fun this Christmas!
Here’s wishing you a Merry X’mas and the best things for the new year!