November Rain…

….has nothing to do with this post. But I just wanted to give you an earworm. Although bizarrely the earworm I have is not ‘November Rain’, but rather ‘Purple Rain’. Love that song.

Anyways, on with the blogging.

I knew the second half of November would be busy, but man, it’s hitting hard right now. In a good way though – lots of busy things and fun things and silly things in amongst the more difficult and challenging stuff. And the march to Christmas is on in earnest…I got my first card yesterday (thanks, Nicole F!). I mailed my international cards today (I say “I”…I mean “Matthew” – thank you baby!), next week it’s international pressies, then UK cards, then UK gifts. Way to fund Royal Mail, right?

I’ve got an awful lot of my gifts sorted, and many of them wrapped (the shelves of our study are groaning with goodies just waiting for bows to be placed on them once we have a tree they can go under!). Still a few things to but though – mainly for Matthew, the wee folk, and Matthew and my families. Matthew and I will just be exchanging one gift on Christmas, but on January 2nd we’ll be having our onw little ‘Fakemas’ for just us two. This celebration we concocted last year because we were apart for the celebrations…this year we’re doing it because as lovely as it will be to celebrate with our families on and around Christmas, it’s great to have a little celebration just for us. Only one question – do we have a roast for dinner, or brinner? I am veering towards brinner, I must say.

Next Wednesday, I get to put up my tree (Dave). This year I’m finally going to retire all the tattier baubles I have from my student days and just use the ones I’ve built up since – I have some beautiful ones now! I add one, two, or three each year – this year I have a lone star of Texas to add, a beautiful red and gold star that Matthew loved, and a merlot bottle ornament (Jenna and I got matching ones to celebrate our red wine fun times!). I love my tree.

Well, much to do as ever. Work is proving a bit butt-kicky this week, and with a dinner, a comedy gig, and a Highland wedding to attend in the next few days, I have plenty to keep me busy! Good times.

Hope your week is proving fabulous!

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  1. wigsf
    18th November 2009 / 12:13 pm

    Thank you for the earworm. Love Purple Rain.Purple rain, purple ra-ain!Have you seen the medley Prince performed at the Super Bowl halftime show a couple years ago? I forget who played in the game, but I'll never forget Prince blowing away everybody with a scorching guitar. Don't know if the feedback was intentional, or just the result of playing s slapped together set in the rain on a stage not designed for sound; but it worked. Oh did it ever work.

  2. Siobhan
    18th November 2009 / 1:19 pm

    "I only want to see you standing on the purple train. Purple trains, purple train…"Thanks for the earworm it gave me good memories of hopping on a train with you and singing at the purple trains. I'm glad things are going well for you – and roll on Christmas say I!

  3. Christielli
    18th November 2009 / 3:51 pm

    I will admit that I don't even know how Purple Rain goes. Yay Christmas! I'm going to put up my tree this weekend I think. Excited for it.Glad that you are in the festive spirit. 🙂

  4. Wiwille
    18th November 2009 / 4:13 pm

    I haven't had a Christmas tree in years and that's a damn shame. Even a Charlie Brown tree would work. I should change that.

  5. Riot Kitty
    18th November 2009 / 9:15 pm

    Is Dave the name of your tree?! I always put up the tree (fake, so the cats won't eat it and get sick) the day after Thanksgiving and watch a Charlie Brown Christmas.

  6. Lil Red
    19th November 2009 / 4:20 am

    You are always attending weddings, Chica! You must bring everyone joy and love. :)Sounds like you've already gotten fully into the Christmas spirit! Enjoy the time with your family, friends and Matthew! Don't stop celebrating.PS – I love Purple Rain as well. What a touching song.

  7. Jaime
    20th November 2009 / 6:41 am

    Wow…you are so SO far ahead of me on the Christmas preps. And I thought I was doing pretty good this year!Always a busy girl you are.Much lovexoxo

  8. angel, jr.
    23rd November 2009 / 8:04 pm

    That's great that you and Matthew have your own celebration. I also like that song Purple Rain. I think I actually own that album.What is a brinner?

  9. Miss Ash
    24th November 2009 / 12:21 am

    Thanks for reminding me about the cards, I have to send mine out ASAP!!

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