I'm going to be a Grinch
Sunday, December 02, 2012
But in a good way, honest. No one will be writing nasty funny songs about me.
In keeping with my decluttering I've decided this year not to decorate. So no tree, no decorations, no lights.
Also...no stress, no unpacking and repacking, no shopping and wondering if the gift will be liked, no trying to make sure the gift receipts get with the correct gift.
Just enjoying looking at everyone else's decorations, the displays in the towns and the little Christmas market that's sprung up. Enjoying the heated wine and roasted chestnuts (but still have not acquired a taste for the Nutella crepes). Enjoying the idea of going to Paris on a weekend to see the little chatelet market at the end of the Champs Elysees (and more heated spiced wine!). Enjoying wandering through the stores and people watching.
My son is living with his dad in the US and won't be coming to visit me until a few days after Christmas, for a week. My daughter leaves on the 19th to go spend 3 weeks with her Dad and his family. So I will be alone...before you commiserate...this is a GOOD thing!
I need my "me" time with no one around (except the cats...who invented "me" time and Stupid Dog who is genetically unable to grasp any concept more complicated than "food" / "walk" / "poop").
So I'm thinking of spending Christmas somewhere warm. No, scratch that, somewhere HOT & sunny. Where I can just lay outside and bask in the heat. Preferably with my new iPad since the Air France thieves won't even pretend to respond to me anymore, if it arrives soon enough (Merry Christmas to me!). But I can do without it if necessary.
Now...to decide where to go...