Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself


Friday, December 23, 2011

ding dong merrily on high

I wanted to pop in and say g'day and wish all my readers and friends a safe and happy Christmas - and if happiness is too much to ask for, I wish you peace and calm and a nice stiff drink.

Things with me are good, though there's been no positive news on the job front. I've had an interview for a terrific job but have not heard back - apparently things in government departments move very slowly, especially at this time of year. I still live in hope. Meantime, I am plodding away at my data entry job for another hour and then I have 11 days off - hooray!! Once I come back from break I should only have another ten days here before I leave - although my boss wants me to stay on until I find something else.

I'm looking forward to Christmas in some ways, and dreading it in others. The pressure of family and social activity is acute, as we all know, this time of year. I love the food, though, and the presents. My awesome friend H sent me a huge box of presents which I can't wait to open, and there are some others under the tree at home that look interesting. I went overboard shopping for Neil as usual, mostly DVDs, clothes and a laser pointer so he can play with Charly and Roxy the cats. I hope he likes everything I got him.

Because I'm on leave I might not be on the computer so much for the next couple of weeks, but I'll update you when I return. Meantime, take care of yourselves and be well. Thank you for all your support this year, the madosphere means the world to me and all of you in it xxx


Sairs said...

You have an awesome Christmas my friend. I hope you get some great presents. I went overboard on Andy too, but I just love seeing his face after he gets something he didn't expect. I also love presents too and have been counting down the days till Christmas day. Poor Moo missed out this year but she loves paper, so we figure that she will love the wrapping paper we use :) Have a lovely time off and will look forward to you coming back :)

Jen Daisybee said...

Happy New Year, my dear Lil!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! Take care and enjoy your break. I am on a break from work too - it's nice!


Penny Du'Lum said...

Hi there,

I'm new to all this. I started a blog about my BPD journey called Penny Du'lum on 30th December.

I really like your blog and wondered if you might have a look at mine and give me some tips. I know its cheeky to ask a stranger so I hope you don't mind too much.


Anonymous said...

Haven't been on here in a while. Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and and a Happy New Year. Glad to hear that you're staying hopeful -- I definitely need to work on this. Hope you receive some good news on the job if you haven't already! Take care and be well! :) *hugs*

Pixie said...

Hoping we hear from you soon. I miss you, girl. xx P