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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

We're Almost There

There are 4 days and a few hours left to 2011. In catching up with folks in the post-Christmas daze, it's been a tough holiday season. Lots of sickness, depression, wrecked plans... makes mine look like a Hallmark channel movie. I'm just damn tired and want it all overwith.

Ah well, it will be, soon enough. Next week I'll start undecorating. It took almost a month to put up, it'll take that to get it down and packed. No hurry. Back when I whirlwinded and got everything down in a day the house seemed so stark I'd get sad. Now that it takes a while I'm glad to see it go when the last doodad goes in a box.

And the snow will come. A hush will fall over the Shire. Visitors will be few and far between. There will be cuddling with cat and books and cocoa and soup. I'm so happy to be at home and with the Beest that I don't care about the rest of it. What happens, happens. I don't want to think or talk about it now. Even while in the back of my head I'm working on the survey for the Hobbits.

There are 116 days left til the Greg Lake concert.


Anonymous said...

Those days will go so fast it will leave your head spinning.

klahanie said...

Hi Laura,
And soon the post-Christmas daze will be over and you will look forward to a more peaceful, positive future.
And as I look out my window and note the locals of my town aka 'Hobbits', I think about the fact I'm five hours closer to the New Year. Yep, I'm in the 'future' :)
And to think you can start marking of the days on your 2012 calendar as the build up to the Greg Lake concert, draws ever nearer.
In peace and five time zones ahead, Gary....

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

There are things that we have no control over, they just happen. I try so hard to live in the moment now, it really is all I have. Today I eat cookies, next week I deal with the aftermath.

Austan said...

Your lips to Gods' ears Lawless!

Austan said...

Gary, I'm not sure how peaceful it will be. There's a struggle ahead, still, in The Shire. But fiddle dee dee I'll think about that tomorrow. ;)

You're the man from the future!

I just hung my calendar. January 12th will be T minus 100, and that will seem like tomorrow.
With fond good wishes and ever 5 hours behind,

Austan said...

Yes, much as I keep a hairy eyeball out for what's slithering over the wall, all I can ever do anything about is what's in my hands right now...

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

The Shire?

Have you gone all Tolkeinish?

Sir Peter is making Hobbiton up North as we speak, and one of my colleagues got a part as a beer drinking Hobbit.

Can't get much better than that.

Austan said...

TSB- It's a long story. I call where I live The Shire. We've recently been through a war to live here after being flooded out and homeless for almost 3 months.

Your friend is damned lucky! Talk about a dream job!