Merry Christmas, Bah Humbug
And we are in for a wet one. It doesn’t really bother me because we don’t have any trips or any outdoors activities planned. And to be honest, I wonder why anyone in Queensland plans an outdoors event at Christmas time. Every single Christmas Day in my living memory has had some form of rain. In fact, it is almost not Christmas if you get to 5pm and not have some kind of downpour. It might be a sprinkle or it could be a short lived downpour but it has always rained at some time.
This year is a little different in that we’ve had the rains around for a few weeks with only the odd day of sunshine in between. The outcome is that everyone seems to be pretty miserable – particularly if they are of the opinion that water does not have the same physical properties as the rest of us know it does (but that is another story for another day). There are no Christmas carols playing on the radio, the stores don’t have their usual festive appeal and most people I have encountered have been pretty bah humbug. That in itself is awesome, it would have been perfectly acceptable to wear my Bah Humbug tee to work today because I was the ONLY person in the whole department wearing a Christmas shirt! Ordinarily I’d be the only one in business wear.
The big man is on his way tonight and so that means a day of celebrating with family tomorrow. I’m extra lucky this year with two family Christmas celebrations a day apart. So if I don’t eat myself into a small bowel obstruction tomorrow, I can always have another crack at it on Boxing Day.