I'm a little early but I've been reflecting on the past year today. It doesn't feel like Christmas Eve, but I'm having a warm heart today....so perhaps that IS feeling like Christmas.
I gave Jeckyll his gift today, got him a beard trimmer set so he can look spiffy with his new beard and mustache. He said it worked great, so I guess I did OK in the gift category again this year. The head shots will come later, hopefully next weekend.
We didn't think we would have any Christmas orphans this year but we'll have two. Blondie and another girl that is staying with her and Scumbag right now. We also have a friend in the hospital so I'll stop by and visit him tomorrow and bring him some home cooked food. He sure as hell hadn't planned on being in the hospital for Christmas.
Last night got to hang out with Scumbag for awhile playing pool before a comedy thing. The table was free so we played at least six games in a row. It reminded me of when I first moved here and I would go shoot pool with my roommate night after night. We would get drunk and talk trash around the pool table, game after game.
So Scumbag and I talked trash and played pool and laughed and teased each other for a couple of hours. I just enjoy his company so much sometimes. We've been getting along well lately. I think in part because I've just let the eating disorder alone, I've let it be his problem, so I can look at him now and not have that be the first thing I think about. We don't talk about it unless he brings it up.
Tonight Jeckyll and I will be spending the evening with some very old friends, not the comedians. We'll eat a nice potluck dinner, play some games, drink and be merry. I'm enjoying this holiday very much right now. There's no stress, everything is very mellow, and the only obligation I have right now is to make some mashed potatoes to bring for dinner.