Yep, have given in and they are up. Christmas is a time for re-meeting old friends. By that I mean decorations. You can just see our huge gold cherub which hangs in a dreamy Christmassy way from the ceiling. We love it. Not everyone does. Sample conversation with my mother.
Mum: Who bought you that? (Points at Angel)
HOH: We did.
Mum: Oh. (Pauses to reflect) Do you like it?
Anyway – wouldn’t do for us all to like the same thing – as they say up north. Lots going on in the run up to Christmas but very little of it of interest to you I would think. Still have two weeks of work to go although I keep thinking it is only one so keep getting rude awakening jolt when I look properly at the calendar.
Am writing this while Head of House is repairing my attempt at putting up decorations yesterday while he was at work. I try to help with decking the halls etc. but inevitably HOH has to come home and do them properly. He attempts to make them right in a kind way as surreptitiously as possible but it is quite difficult to get a step-ladder out without me noticing. (Some would say that the fact that I DIDN’T actually get a step ladder out is the reason why the decorations need sorting out. You may have a point)
Fruit of Womb Two has been out on her own and bought her dress for church Christmas Do. She has done this without my advice or input this year, because apparently, last year when I helped her to choose it, she went out feeling like she looked a bit old. Wounding.
Tried to go and see Woody Allen Film this week but COULDN’T GET IN BECAUSE IT WAS FULL! I would just like to say that Head of House and I have stuck with Woody Allen through thick and thin – sometimes against our better judgement i.e. “Soon-Yi-gate”. We saw The Curse of the Jade Scorpion don’t you know (which I quite enjoyed actually) and, although we didn’t make it totally to the end of Match Point, we did at least try. Now all these fairweather jonnies re-attach themselves because this film is supposedly a return to form. Well good manners would suggest that you get to the back of the queue. This is just not acceptable.
Fruit of Womb One is returning on Friday. This is very very lovely obviously and only slightly complicated by the fact that he originally said he was coming home on Saturday and we have selfishly arranged for friends to come round. Actually this won’t make a difference because he won’t be home until the early hours. If you are reading this boy – be warned – me and your dad are gettting seriously in the mood for hugs and kissy lips for you!!!
So why am I boring you with all this trivia? Let me explain with a story. A moth and a woodlouse were walking along the road. Suddenly, they see a beautiful bright light in the sky in the far distance.
“Let’s go and see what it is!” says the woodlouse.
“Nah.” relies the moth. “I’ve got so much to do. Washing, cleaning, working. You go and I’ll follow.”
But the moth never did get round to following and many days later he met the woodlouse as he returned.
“Well” the moth asked. “How was it?”
“It was am-az-ing!” replied the woodlouse. “I have never seen anything like it! The light we saw was a bright star and under the star was a stable. In the stable was a baby surrounded by shepherds, who were saying that the baby was going to be the saviour of the world. And I saw angels singing and praising God. It was truly awesome.”
The moth was bitterly disappointed. He would have loved to see such a sight. And now whenever you see a moth you notice that it flies desperately towards any light that it sees – just in case it gets to see the baby Jesus.
True Story. Scientfic actually. OK, even if it isn’t wholly true the sentiment is important – don’t let day to day happenings good or bad take you eyes off the prize and the meaning of this spectacular season. Have a great week.