With 24 days away to one of my favourite merry-making day, the only thing that has successfully engaged me into a jolly happy Christmas mood is the airing of Christmas Carols on the radio. No matter how stressed work gets these days, how much longer overtime seems to be, how miserable I feel (esp. when the cramps kick in), the Christmas Carols seem to have that magic touch.
And when these carols play, I start reminiscing about the Christmas moments during childhood; how my cousins & I would start rehearsing our Christmas item for the Family celebration about a month away, improvising our once worn flower girl dresses and making pom-poms (props) out of silver & blue streamers…Or those moments where we sit at the stairway, guessing the presents behind those beautiful wrappers…Or attempting to be bar tenders for the night by means of just scooping in ice and shaking whatever concoction our uncles had dumped into the shaker. It was really great fun and oh boy I wished those moments would come back once again.
This Christmas, the husband & I are planning to spend it simple & quiet – with loved ones over dinner and drinks and good dessert, and to be thankful to God for everything he has provided us with. But of course with other fantastic company to celebrate the merry-making with (such as the Queenies, new colleagues and Godma’s funky-themed Christmas party) – I’d expect some moderate fun to be thrown either ways!