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Good news! I didn't spend the entire Christmas weekend crying!

I mean, I did cry this morning -- who didn't? But...at least it wasn't the result of deep-seated Christmas malaise?

It actually ended up being a fun, low key couple of days: pajamas, champagne, and cookies I purchased with MONEY at a BAKERY because I am a LAZY REBEL.

Didn't manage to send out holiday cards -- AGAIN -- and of course I always feel bad accepting any from others when I doubt I'll ever get my act together enough to reciprocate, so I just end up kinda...left out of the whole process. Which sucks.

I guess I fell out of the habit when my grampa died, and I finally cut contact with my mom's awful sisters. And then I was never close with my dad's stepdad and half-brother, not even when he was still alive. I think I've met them...twice? My point being: my Big List O' Blood Relations is -- not that big. Tiny, actually. Miniscule.

But that's a stupid reason! Love has nothing to do with blood! (Unless that's your kink. No judgement.)

I'll do better next year.

Further good news: my Sesa present is adorable and funny, and was clearly written by someone who knows all about my weirdly formative crush on Disney's Aladdin. (The character, but also every character. The whole movie.) Ahem.

It's the only one I've read so far, but I think it bodes well for the rest!

Date: 2016-12-27 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ullman79.livejournal.com
Your Christmas sounds lovely. I, too, managed to avoid the almost traditional Christmas malaise and it was rather wonderful, to say the least. Also, thanks so much for sharing that Esquire piece, I hadn't read it before. And, well, it's a wonderful read and a good cry, too boot.

Date: 2016-12-27 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zebraljb.livejournal.com
First of all, I WOULD have sent you a card, regardless of getting one in return, IF YOU WOULD JUST GIVE ME YOUR ADDRESS. Because what if there's a zombie apocalypse in Pennsylvania and I need somewhere to hide? I couldn't find you!

I made a batch of cutouts for two reasons. One, I love using my cookie cutters. Secondly, it's my great-aunt's recipe and I never tried it before. Otherwise, I rely on other's good luck in the kitchen when it comes to Christmas cookies.

Didn't we talk about a Boyband!Aladdin thing when I was on the Disney bandwagon for a while? Kevin as Aladdin, maybe?

Well, MY secret santa apparently knew about my love for university slash AND the childhood crush I had on Potsie Webber and Fonzie. Don't judge.

Date: 2016-12-27 04:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pensnest
I always mean to bake cookies, American-style (or what passes for it, hereabouts), and never, ever have time. They'd be much nicer than mince pies, but mince pies are easy to buy and go down a treat with the Robinson menfolk. And brandy butter.

And I completely didn't send any cards this year, because Too Much Pressure and also FIL. And not having a long list of blood relations you actually care about (because it's easy to have relations you don't care about) is probably not a bad thing. I'm not sure I could deal with gigantic family occasions—yikes.

Geroge Michael was younger than me. I don't even.

Date: 2016-12-28 12:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sperrywink
Glad you didn't cry the *whole* weekend, ahahaha!!

But, yes a relaxed Christmas is always a good time.

Date: 2016-12-31 11:42 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] turps33.livejournal.com
Your Christmas sounds lovely, well, once the crying was past, anyway.

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