As this post airs, it will be under a month to Christmas. Lots of changes have happened to me this year, both good and not so good, as you have known if you have been a regular follower of this blog this year. One, I would not have expected, back in February.
It’s been strange, or a struggle to get my head around with all the emotions that came with these events.
I also feel further new chapters have come into my life, these last few months, more than I have expected and so it’s taken time to process, or still processing, as this post airs, because of the difficulties I have had at the same time. It’s like I wasn’t able to fully enjoy the good things, because of the distressing bad things.
I treated myself to Queen Greatest Hits cd. I have always liked Queen for as long as I can remember, but it’s not until now, before getting round to having an album of theirs.
My dad liked Queen and it was through him liking Queen that I discovered their music. Thankfully, I like Queen for who they were and for their music and for Freddie Mercury.
Unlike when I was offered a particular baking dish from my mum some months back when she started clearing unwanted things, when originally we were going to move into together, I could not accept that dish, as I associated too much of my dad with it. As much as I remember enjoying my home made fruit crumbles with it, whether I was using it for school baking, or dad cooking with it, having that dish is too much to handle. I don’t even want to touch it. I remember my fruit crumbles for what it was; warm, comforting food. But not my dad. But the dish, I remember my dad first. I don’t want to remember that. So no, I don’t want that dish.
And I bought myself a pair of black leather lace up boots, or sneakers as the description of theirs says, from Ecco. They look like boots, but a slight more relaxed style, which I get on really well, as they are comfy. They would suit smart, or casual I think.
I sold my fold up bed, as it will no longer be needed. Only I ever used it when mum stayed over. No one else used it and there be no more sleep overs for mum. I know the person who bought it was very keen on having it and they were very happy when they both seen it.
My bedroom feels less cluttered for it and I have further plans to make my bedroom feel a bit less cluttered. (Not that anyone would say it’s cluttered now.) But there is no rush. When I find what I want, it will happen. It’s only a small change that will make a difference to me.
Reminder for my friends this Christmas
Even though I am now in an extra job and so no money worries like before, please can we just stick to Christmas cards this year. No presents please. I would greatly appreciate it.
Writing out Christmas cards is going to be difficult for me, but I hope to write them.
Now when it comes to particular family members, as readers who have been following for a long time will know, they don’t usually follow this request, when I once asked this before. But this year, they are going to respect my wishes of no presents this Christmas and just leave it to Christmas cards only. So I am really thankful and happy they will not buy this year.
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years eve and New Years Day I plan to have on my own
I am not in the mood for celebrating Christmas. I will not be bah humbug. But I won’t be merry either. It’s going to be difficult more than I expected originally, as I am finding it difficult now, with the Christmas lights being on and all the other Christmas related stuff in town. My mood will be in the middle hopefully; just relaxing and enjoying the best I can. Well, trying to enjoy my own Christmas and through to the New Year, in some way.
It’s not helped by the year I have had. But I can’t put the all the blame on that, because for those that have followed for a year, or more will know the last 2 to 3 years I have not been bothered about it. It’s just with the events of this year, I’m not going to be jumping for joy, or celebrating.
For preparing my Christmas and through to the New Year:
- I am stock piling my food for around this period.
- I am also buying and saving some dvd’s to watch around this time too. (This is a hard one to not watch before. Lol.)
- And I have treated myself to a Christmasy scented candle.
- Whatever else I plan to do, will be what I have in my home already.
I will be on my own Christmas and Boxing Day, although my neighbour was hoping I join him Christmas Day. As I said to him and say here, I don’t plan to have it with anyone else. That is the plan and that is what I want to do. (Same with new years eve (in between shifts at work) and New Years Day.) I am not promising my neighbour, but if I did come down, then maybe half an hour to an hour, after my Christmas lunch. But I’m not promising.
I may do my morning walk Christmas Day, like I did last year, around the park, because I enjoyed doing that last year, making my Christmas routine different.
I don’t plan to have my Christmas tree up this year. My heart is not for doing that, but I may hang extra fairy lights up, on the wall. I shall see.
Just a few days before Christmas, I will be having Christmas lunch with my neighbour below and his family, at a pub, for lunch, after being invited a few months back.
This is my last chit-chat post for 2019, but chit-chat will resume in January 2020.
I’m also not posting anything else until next year either, as I take a blogging break.
I may possibly be quiet on WordPress via your blogs I follow, until I am back in January, posting. This is just to avoid Christmasy type posts and the Happy New Year stuff that will be floating about. But regardless how I choose to do my Christmas and New Year, please do enjoy yours.
Blog email notifications
I shall set my holiday notification for my break I intend to have, on the email account I use for my blog. So any emails relating to my blog won’t get answered until next year. (Unless of course your email falls under spam, or something else I don’t answer to.)
I do have friends that email and chat to me on this, so please bear in mind if you email during the period I have set my holiday email notifications for when I am away, that you will automatically get this reply. I will pop in from time to time to check for these types of emails, so I will reply back then. But just bear in mind it may not be soon as I usually would.
I wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and I will be back some time in the New Year.
No elves this year, as they are busy helping Santa.
So no Elf on the Shelf business here.
I leave you a photo of Bob, wearing his knitted jumper and trousers, which were kindly given to me some months ago, in addition to other clothing he could wear.
The elves had some clothes too. Maybe you will see them in theirs, if they choose to have a holiday back here, after helping Santa.
Bob says, “Why can’t we have Bob on a shelf?”
- Cirque Du Soleil – La Nouba
- The Cave
- Re-watched Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
- Re-watched Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Re-watched City of Angels
- Case 39
- Enemy of the State
- London has Fallen
- John Carter
- And lots more…
Next year, I plan to make one change to my blog. Currently, posts close to comments when older than 90 days. I am going to change this to 50 days.
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