It being Christmas Day today, I was tempted to take a day off from this blog, but with the finish post in sight now, I decided to save up my days off for when I really, really need them!
It was difficult to get any decent shots today. The light was so harsh at the time when I was out and about with the camera.
Those of you who've been following this blog for a while will know that this is my first Christmas on my own since my husband left me. In fact, it's the first Christmas I've ever spent away from family. I was dreading getting through today, but I needn't have worried; I had a really enjoyable time. I spent this morning doing yoga and surfing (the internet, not the ocean), and then I went to a friend's house in town for lunch. There were sixteen of us, including five children, and after lunch we went into the garden and had a water fight using water pistols, sponges, buckets and hoses. We all got soaked to the skin. Luckily, I'd been forewarned, and had taken a change of clothes. This evening I went round to a neighbour's house for the evening meal. Both hostesses are excellent cooks, so the food was top-notch. I've got a lot be thankful for in my gratitude practice tonight!
Yesterday I started another blog. Amy, one of my Facebook friends, has been posting links to a load of Ryan Gosling 'Hey Girl' blogs, and like her, I found them very funny. If you haven't come across the phenomenon yet (and I hadn't until Amy started posting her links), then try googling 'ryan gosling hey girl internet meme'. Heck, not only had I not heard of the phenomenon, but I hadn't even heard of Ryan Gosling! I'm just some old fart who lives in the back of beyond in a country on the other side of the world, and who doesn't own a television. Anyway, I decided to start my own 'Hey girl' blog, and I've had immense amounts of fun and wasted inordinate amounts of time creating the mash-ups. I realise that this is behaviour more appropriate for a teenager than a mature woman, but frankly, I don't give a damn. No doubt Freud would have made much of its significance, and I'd probably have to agree with him. It's amazing what four months without sex can do to a normally sane woman. In another couple of months' time I'll be baying at the moon and sprouting hair on the back of my hands, so I'd better make the most of my lucidity before it's gone. ;-)
I'm an ex-teacher, so naturally, my blog is called 'Ryan Gosling, Teaching Assistant'. Please indulge me and check it out. Thanks, girl! Here's the link: http://ryangoslingteachingassistant.blogspot.com/