Christmas Eve!

Disclaimer: This post is from the archives, and may not represent the current views of the author. It also may not be at all interesting to read. Continue at your own peril!

Isn’t it exciting? Christmas is almost here! There’s only one more sleep ’til Christmas (if you like counting that way; I’ve always preferred counting days). While I don’t get as excited as I used to about Christmas, I still love it. I remember waking up (well, getting up I suppose, since waking up requires you to have gone to sleep) with my sister really early, like at about 6:00 or 6:30 AM, and running into my parents’ room to jump on their bed and wake them up. We liked to do it as early as possible because they took a long time to get up (relatively speaking – each Christmas second is the equivalent of a hour), and so the earlier we got them up, the earlier we could open our presents.

It’s always been a family tradition to start with opening our stockings. My parents usually put small gifts in there, plus a lot of candy and a toothbrush to go along with all the candy. It got annoying to get a toothbrush every year, though, since toothbrushes really don’t wear out all that quick, but oh well. Stocking-opening is the prelude to the good stuff. Next we move over to the Christmas tree and start opening presents one by one. Usually I’ve been the person that gets to hand out all the presents. I just pick out a present for each person and hand them out one by one, waiting for the person to open theirs before giving out the next one. Man, I love Christmas. Not only do you get presents, but you also get to give presents – some people just don’t understand why giving stuff away is so great, but it really is. There’s nothing like picking out the perfect present for someone and then watching their face to know that they like it.

Anyways, I’m not sure whether I’ll blog here on Christmas morning, but I probably will have a chance. I suppose it depends what I get for Christmas as to whether I’ll be occupied with other things. We’re also heading over to Uncle Bruce and Aunt Faye’s house for the Hughes family Christmas, which should be alright. My aunts and uncles aren’t really the most exciting, but the kids usually go off and do stuff together; my sister told me last night that we’re apparently playing Monopoly while we’re there. Oh well, I don’t mind that at all – I think I’ve only ever lost like two games of Monopoly in my entire life. I should become a frickin’ real estate agent. Heh.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this or not here, but on the 26th I’m heading up to Ottawa with the Tozers. We’ll be staying at my great-aunt’s house, who’s actually in Florida right now, and possibly meeting some family up there or something. I don’t really know what we’ll be doing up there, I only wanted to go on this to get away from my family and spend time with the coooool Tozer family. So I think we’re coming back from that on the 28th or 29th – it depends whether they have a computer in the house as to whether I’ll be blogging during that time. I don’t suspect I will, since I’ll probably be sleeping in and then heading off to do stuff around Ottawa. The computer will likely be the last thing on my mind. So if you can live without my daily updates here (which you probably can, since I don’t even know that anyone reads this at all), then I’m sure it’ll be over soon enough and I’ll be back to my daily blogging.

Hmm, I think that’s all I have to say about Christmas Eve and the days to follow. I’ve got some chores to do to get the house ready for tomorrow; I’m not quite sure why since no one’s even coming over to our house, but oh well. My choices are either to do the chores that I have to do, or else have my mom come home and be all frustrated. I don’t want to see that happen since she’s an alright mom, and because she’s not all that fun to be around when she’s frustrated. So I’ll do the stuff I have to do and wait until tomorrow, when the excitement begins! YES!!

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