Sunday, December 24, 2006

it's not about STUFF, it's about MOMENTS, BEAUTY and LOVE

hi friends,

this is a little chrismas message from auntie dia...

i hope that everyone is enjoying their holiday season in their respective countries and finding the time to chill a little amidst the usual frenzy.

i have to admit, i'm not feeling all that christmasy this year. for the first time in ages, there isn't a flake of snow on the ground. i guess it could work to my advantage at greenpeace when people try to tell me that global warming is just a farce, but all the same... no snow = diminished holiday spirit. so i guess it's a combination of the weather (or lackthereof), my mom being on holiday in mexico and paul being back home in england for the holidays that have caused me to just sort of skip everything. mostly it's my own lack of effort by not getting a tree, putting up any decorations, listening to any christmas carols or drinking adequate amounts of egg nog. on the up side, i plan to remedy most of that this afternoon when my family has our christmas celebration. there, i can participate in all of the above and hopefully latch onto a little last minute spirit.

amusing thing of note:

for some reason, whenever i buy anything for myself at this time of year, i always say yes to the gift receipt even though it's entirely unnecessary. otherwise, i feel too guilty, or that the clerk will silently judge/pity me.

ah, christmas. a good time for reflection.