Dum, dee,dum,dum,dum….♫It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!!♫
Yay!! Snow is swirling about my apartment window, and icicles hang down to show me that winter has finally made it’s appearance in my neck of the woods….. (I always love the frosty season of winter when it first arrives…. but somehow that feeling never…. ever…. lasts as long as the cold does… Hehehehe!!!)
I know it’s been some time since my last “Dear Diary” update…. but with the holiday season upon us, I’ve been a really busy girl lately. Having an afternoon off from work, I figure it’s time to rectify that lil’ oversight, so here we go!!
As is painfully evident from my spotty posting of late, it’s true that I’ve been unable to sustain the momentum here at the ol’ Litterbox that I managed back around Halloween…. The reasons are many and sundry…. work always gets crazy from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, but mostly I’m finding that much of my “free time” isn’t all that “free” anymore.
Yep… I’m no longer the footloose and crazy single girl living alone with all the oodles of “me time” anymore. Not that I’m complaining mind you…. but I’d forgotten just how much time having a full time live-in “significant other” can fill up. No more evenings on the couch these days…. just me and Goober and some wine coolers watching double feature DVD’s till bedtime….. No more spontaneous middle of the night Internet surfing when seasonal insomnia strikes…. (Actually… not all that much insomnia anymore, period…. I’d forgotten how comforting having someone to cuddle with at night can be.)
Anyway…. I’m still watching some DVD’s… but my “to watch” pile is getting bigger as the two of us actually do other stuff than watch TV most evenings. Remember those Belly Dancing classes I mentioned before? Well…. we finally got the chance to get involved with them…. so now Mondays and Wednesdays are Dance Class at our local fitness club. Friday nights we actually go out for dinner and drinks to shake things up a bit (and because Carolyn thinks I’ve become almost toooo much of a “homebody” in the last few years….). Add in all the day to day stuff that arises out of work and the like and you can see why I’ve been somewhat distracted lately.
And then there’s Christmas…. Our very first Christmas together as a “couple”…. and with it the problem of deciding exactly how to spend it. My family is all out on the West Coast…. and given my job, it’s not expected of me to fly out there and celebrate the Holiday with them… not when I have to work both the day before and after Christmas itself. But….. Carolyn’s sister Sandra and her family live only a couple of hundred miles away…. and she’s been invited to go there. I’m invited too… and I’m told Sandra knows all about our relationship, and Carolyn says she’s cool with it (Curse the familiar closeness that only sisters can share!!), but am I really ready to meet Sandra’s husband and kids and fill the role as Aunt Carolyn’s “Special Friend”?
It’s a weird feeling….. and gives me butterflies wondering about how it would go. I get the sense though, that I’m just going to have to find out…. Sandra called me herself the other day to assure me that they really want this to happen… that I’m the first person her sister has ever really been this “serious” about and how much being able to do this together really means to her. Sigh….
Since I’ve already done this with the people I work with, I suppose I’ll just have to pluck up my courage and go for it… Especially since it obviously means so much to Carolyn…. I already owe her a lot for the work she’s put into our relationship this year…. What can it hurt? (Yes, Miyuki…. just keep breathing into that paper bag, you’ll be fine….)
Ah, and…. as I’m off from work on Thursday and Friday this week, I’m gonna try to catch up on a few more reviews…. so you’ll definitely have something new to read for the end of the week o’ Gentle Visitors other than the nervous personal ramblings of this neurotic kitten…. I promise!!
So… that’s all for now, till next time, “Deck the Halls, egg your nog, jingle your bells and… “Meow, meow for now!”