Ah the joy of Christmas! Time to gather with family and friends. Well, maybe not so much.
I am doing mental gymnastics in order to stay 'up' this season. I'm actually better this year than in previous ears, but the season is still young. I think what will help the most is sharing Christmas day with friends that are also alone for the holiday. The worst is sharing Christmas with friends that have family gathered around them and children.
And as long as I stay focused on traditional carols, I'm ok. Those sappy contemporary songs on the radio depress the hell out of me.
On a bright note, I bought my present yesterday. 1485 yds of Plymouth Mulberry Merino in bright beautiful red. If you haven't petted this yarn you are soooo missing out. I'll post later on hw it works up. Haven't decided whether to knit or crochet it yet. I may just use it for the CAL at Yarntopia next month. It would make a gorgeous Stepping Stones Cardigan.
On a sour note, I didn't go to church today, though I promised myself I would and I was looking forward to it. I'm just in so much damned pain it hard for me to be nice to the pups, much less strangers. And concentration is a hit or miss right now. Think I'd better call the dentist tomorrow and see what can be done to alleviate this pain. Even toothless would be preferable right now.
Well, that's my bitch for the day. Currently listening to Christmas Carols like Silent Night played on the Oud and sung in Arabic...now THAT'S different and quite beautiful!
I'll leave y'all with this: