Sunday, December 23, 2007

Jon's Christmas...

Season's Greetings to The Local Malcontent who asked me to do this...

1. Wrapping or gift bags?


2. Real or artificial tree?

Tree? What tree?

3. When do you put up the tree?

I don't.

4. When do you take the tree down?

I don't.

5. Do you like eggnog?

Not sure I have ever been offered it, but I suspect not.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?

Can't remember. Was always happy with whatever I received.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?


8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

Packet of Coco Pops from my Dad when I had just moved into a share house [ oh so cool! ] He got such a good reaction from me, that I got it next year as well.

9. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?

E-mail, if at all.

10. Favorite Christmas movie?

The one without the Christmas theme.

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

Not long before I finish.

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?

Plum pudding.

13. Clear lights or colored on the tree?

If I had a tree, coloured.

14. Favorite Christmas song?

Silent night.

15. Travel at Christmas or stay home?

Visit relatives, locally.

16. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Not without Google.

17. Angel on the tree top or a star?

If I had a tree, a star.

18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?

Morning. Well, afternoon. Having just read this never on Christmas Evening!

19. Most annoying thing about this time of year?

That it starts in early November.

20. Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color?

Are there black Christmas decorations?

21. What do you leave for Santa?


22. Least favorite holiday song?

Anything played in a shopping mall.

23. Favorite ornament?

Those round glass things.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

The next thing?

Possibly. Enough said.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

The turbulence subsides...

It has been an unexpectedly turbulent year.

First, there was the discovery of a thread on the web that lead eventually and haphazardly to the news that she is now a mum. Then, there was her surprise appearance on the other side of an invisible wall in Sydney, 6 weeks ago. Both things caused more than a few ripples in my world.

However, as the distance from those events has increased, the turbulence has subsided and life has returned to normal once more.

I suspect the story isn't quite over yet and I'll stumble into another emotional storm. Who knows how? Who knows when?

Time now, however, to enjoy other things.