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The Twilight Zone

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Uuuuurm, so there’s not much to say – I feel like I’m in a bit of a Twilight Zone at the moment (and no, I’m not referring to Twilight…as in the movie with the vampires and such…which, by the way, I love)….anyway, I digress – that always happens.

So where was I – ah yes, Twilight Zone. You know that time after Christmas and before New Years – it’s almost like the equivalent of No Man’s Land – it’s like a few days that have just been created to annoy you, because Christmas is over and now you’re waiting for New Years and then….just like THAT….it’s the beginning of a new year and you’re back at work, sitting in front of your PC (well, that’s how it is for me anyway), and you’re already planning the next Christmas – except, this time, you swear you’re going to get your Christmas shopping done 11 months before Christmas. Yeah, good luck with that.

GH’s been in Prague this last week and it’s been tough on us both. We’re used to being in contact on a daily basis, but this past week our contact has been sporadic and it’s taken its toll on both of us. But today we managed to chat via Skype for the first time in the last few days, and it was awesome 🙂 Absence really does make the heart grow fonder 😀 Even the sound of his voice made my heart melt completely and I sat in my lounge on the couch, like a dork with a HUGE smile on my face – if I were sitting in public, people would think there’s something wrong with me – so it’s just as well I was at home.

I managed to chat to his mate too and about a minute into the conversation he said: “Don’t worry, I’m keeping GH in line, *boy giggle*”, to which I aptly replied, “Good, because if you don’t, I’ll whip your arse…you’ll both get a beating from me.” Muahahahahahahahaha!

Aaaaaand just as I was typing out this  (rather boring, forgive me!) post, GH surprised me with a video call! 😀 Yay! We never get to video call when he’s home in Berlin because his webcam doesn’t work – so you can imagine the extent of the dorky smile that’s on my face NOW! Ha!! I shall sleep in complete peace and happiness tonight!

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Presents, presents!!

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I’m super excited because I received one of the best ever surprises this past weekend – my Christmas box from GH! I’m like a kid in a candy store…no, in a toy store…no no, in a candy and toy store! It’s great being able to receive something that makes the insides of your tummy do somersaults.

A friend of GH’s came to Cape Town for a wedding and brought the (4kg!) box down here with her. So on Sunday I met up with her at the hotel where she was staying and picked the box up – she was almost just as excited as I was about the present. 🙂

My instructions from GH were to open the box – inside would be things for my parents and sister…and then there would be 3 other wrapped gifts that I’m not allowed to open until Christmas! But you see – this is the problem…telling me not to open the gifts until Christmas is like putting a bowl of yummy food in front of a puppy and telling it that, under no circumstances, is it allowed to eat. It’s impossible! But I’m surviving…and I haven’t opened the gifts yet – I will wait until Christmas. In the meantime, I’ve shaken, prodded, probed, squeezed, and smelt the gifts…but alas, I have NO clue what they are *sigh*. At the moment they’re sitting on a table in my lounge, taunting me, sniggering and laughing, because they know I can’t open them.

When I was a kid, Christmas Eve was always a special time – I remember it very fondly. The night before Christmas always seemed so magical – as the sun started to set and it got a little darker, my sister and I would become more and more excited as the time drew nearer that we’d be allowed to open our presents. We didn’t care much for whatever else was going on around us. As I grew older, Christmas traditions unfortunately changed and Christmas Eve fell by the wayside. And when I’d moved out of home, I remember trying to establish my own Christmas Eve tradition – I’d sit by myself, watch the little fairy lights in my window, and open up some presents from friends. This Christmas Eve will be a little more special though, because I’ll be able to open GH’s gifts! And honestly, I don’t really care what they are – the fact that they’re from him just makes them the best gifts ever!

GH and I wanted to open the gifts we’ve sent to one another together (well…together being ‘online’), but that may not be possible, unfortunately. GH is heading to Prague for Christmas/New Years with a friend of his who’s visiting from Namibia. He wants to try and organise a flight for the 25th, so that we can have the 24th together, but it’s not looking like that’s going to be possible. One thing is for sure though – this is the first and last Christmas we’ll spend apart 🙂

I’m not sure how it’s possible, but every day I fall more and more in love with the person that GH is. He’s just amazing and he’s suited 120% to me, and me to him. Honestly – he’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me…so much so that if I were to choose between Christmas presents and him, I’d forfeit ever getting another Christmas present ever!!!!! Yip! 😀