I think this is the happiest Christmas I have had in a long time. I feel wonderful today. I have spent most of the last two days with jenny, just hanging out, watching Christmas specials, I also went to see the church choir perform her wining piece from the Amadeus Choir Carols competition. It was interesting going to church for the first time in a very long while. I think the last time I went to church was my grandmother's funeral. But I actually enjoyed it. I always love hearing Jenny Play. Her piece was amazing. So after that we have spent most of our time cuddled up, and enjoying each others company before she went home for Christmas. We gave each other our Christmas presents. We both decided to create something for each other. I did her and ink drawing with poetry on canvas of us dancing at her sisters wedding (an invented memory, but a happy one) I am very happy with the way it came out. Her gift almost brought me to tears. It was so beautiful, and so touching, and fun, and so us. She wrote me a song, and performed it for me and the smile still hasn't left my face.
I thought I was going to be bummed out after I kissed her goodbye at the airport, but actually I feel great, because I got to see her happy and excited about going home and spending Christmas with her family, and seeing her happy and excited made me happy and excited. And 10 days isn't too long. Plus I have lots of little Christmas projects to keep me busy.
So after dropping her off at the airport at 6am, I came home, and crashed for a few hours, and then got a call from my sister in the North West territories to get up and open my presents. Kind of slight alteration of a family tradition. So I dragged myself still dressed out of bed, had a cup of tea, and me mom and dad opened our gifts. I got lots of really cool new tools, plus some fun shenanigans, and I really nice new sweater and jacket. Plus I am very happy with my gifts to my folks. I did up there stockings this year, and they really liked my surprises. On top of doing up there stockings, I gave mom a hand knitted scarf (not by me) and gloves, and I gave dad the I'm Your Man DVD the Leonard Cohen Biography film.
So now I am off to eat a delicious Christmas dinner with my folks up to Janet's.
Merry Christmas everybody. I hope you all feel as good as I do.