December 26, 2010 at 1:02 pm (general life)

*hoping I spelled the title right*

One of the best things about living in the Southern hemisphere is that my Christmas holidays ARE my Summer holidays. Which means that the school year ends just before Christmas and the New Year. Which is an excellent story device – maximum panic in school/work (for teachers such as myself) and personal life (Christmas) followed by a week of collapse and leftovers, followed by a new start.

Today I can barely move, but in a wonderfully lethargic way. Outside the occasional car passes, slow now after the stressed-out speeding and near deaths of the last month.

We’re living in the epilogue, and it’s a nice place to be. Threads get tied up; people spout the kind of things found in greeting cards; and there are no fight scenes.

2011 is just over the horizon, looking bright and shiny and hopeful.

It’s a good time of year.

I managed to eat a sensible amount of food yesterday (in fact it’s now lunch time and I’m genuinely hungry). And we sold another piece of jewellery, which means we are now officially out of debt, with money to spare.




  1. Stu said,

    Good way to end the year!

    Merry Christmas to the two of you!

  2. Louise Curtis said,

    To you and yours as well 🙂

  3. Paige said,

    spare monies, now that is a gift.

    Happy New Year to come with a great outline, I’m sure

  4. Louise Curtis said,

    Mmm. Now I’m in the best time of year for fabulous daydreams.


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