It's nearing Christmas, my birthday is very near and all is good. It's freezing outside but that doesn't matter as I much prefer being cold than hot, on account of being able to add as many layers as possible to keep warm instead of stripping off a finite amount if I'm too hot.
Christmas for me is a little bit different to what people usually experience. I don't visit my immediate family as they live in America so I usually travel to see my more local family in Coventry and spend Christmas at my oldest sister's house, which is always amazing. I feel like I get spoiled there but it's only once a year, so its allowed.
However this year is going to be a first for me as I'm spending my Christmas at my girlfriends house with her family. I'm not sure what to expect but its a hell of a lot closer to home which is a good thing considering I'll be walking there on Christmas day. I'm actually looking forward to the walk itself quite a bit. Considering it's Christmas it should be pretty dead outside which will feel odd. Plus you never know, it could actually snow!
I've used all my available holidays at work to book the week before Christmas day off, which I think was pretty much required of me considering I'll be back in work from the 27th doing overtime. Christmas overtime will be all right as people don't tend to work too hard during it and we'll all get triple pay for the time we work. Not that I have anything to buy with that money. I've just spent a lot of cash on a brand new monitor for my PC as my very old one had finally died. A new monitor was also the only thing I really wanted so I've not asked for anything from anybody this year so if I do receive any gifts, they'll all be surprises.
My new monitor is absolutely ace. My old one was bought 5 years ago so pretty much anything I could have bought would have been better than it but I decided to get something I really wanted. So I now own a stupidly big, and very high resolution monitor, one which will serve me well when I actually get around to creating something artistic. I'm not an active artist on deviantArt as people who watch me would probably know but there is a new year coming up and with it a brand new resolution.
So here's to a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!