Sometimes shit happens with the best outcomes. I have yet to see how well, but it's looking good so far.
The friends I usually spend Christmas with I won't be spending Christmas with this year. That means I'll be alone for Christmas. That's not a bad thing. I've done it before. So, after the initial disappointment subsided, I started thinking about alternatives.
In the midst of this and the Christmas shopping, I got sick this week (I blame the Christmas ball for that - close quarters during dancing, you know). Today I'm home from work, tired of dragging my fevered self to work only to have to leave early. (With wonderful prescience, my mother sent me Vicks vaporub for my birthday. I'm using it!) My plan is to feel better for this evening's retirement party because I want to attend, at least through dinner.
As the days count down to Christmas, I find that I'm looking forward to having several days to myself, answering only to myself. I ordered an introductory EFT course, and it turns out to be hours and hours of videos and audios to go through (talk about value for your money!). So it's nice to have the time.
I just got the TV guide for Christmas, and there aren't as many Christmas movies as I'd like - or rather, that I'd like to see. A 1994 version of "Miracle on 34th Street" and a couple of versions of "A Christmas Carol" (another favorite) are showing, which is good. Should I not find anything worth watching on TV, I have plenty of DVDs to watch, and books to read. And the movie theaters in town to go to. And before I know it, Christmas will be over, it's back to work, and the pretty lights will be coming down.
In true bachelor fashion (I may as well have screamed "I'm single!" at the supermarket), I have purchased several ready-made Christmas porridges and ready-made Christmas dinners, so I will be having "pinnekjøtt" and "risgrøt" on Christmas Eve. I expect to be feeling better then, too, and will dress up for the evening and, thanks in part to the miracle of text messages, I'll be with all my friends in spirit.
I love it when a plan comes together.* ;-)