Brace yourselves, Christmas is coming…
It’s getting a lot colder now, especially in the last few days and it definitely feels like winter now. Things are different this year, in the way that we’ve actually had the money to prepare in advance. Which is something we’ve never been able to do so effectively in the past, so that’s one positive but anyway enough with that Christmas is already pissing me off. I’ve had a change in plans meaning that what little money I do come across in the next month or so is basically already spent, which is funny considering it isn’t even in my account yet. It’ll all be worth it when the time comes, or at least I keep telling myself that.
The advertisements are already on television, I don’t watch tv so much anymore but yeah I hear them, The radio is guilty of this as well. It’s what the end of November and I’m already hearing those crappy Christmas songs or re-hashes of the same fucking thing I’ve heard every year of my life. It gets old fast.
Then there’s the people who have their decorations up already, I’ve never understood that, it is November damn it. The earliest I’ve seen this year was the middle of October but then there are those few houses that just never bother taking them down and that is just lazy.
I have one thing to look forward to besides the usual Christmas time fun, I’m having my girlfriend over for Christmas. It must be weird for my mother being so used to it just being her, myself and my sister. This year we have a full house, me, my girlfriend, my sister and her boyfriend and my mother. We’re actually not used to this. My extended family aren’t really close like you’d see in America or elsewhere, they don’t bother with us and we don’t bother with them, it’s a mutual meh. Anyway I prefer it that way, it’s nicer for everyone.
What I’m most concerned about is having two payments of very little to do all the extra things with, my girlfriend coming was very last-minute so I’m having to juggle payments and try to work out a way to keep money aside while still paying out what I need too. And with so little per payment it is easier said than done. I know she doesn’t mind fronting some cash but yeah it doesn’t exactly make me feel warm, fuzzy and festive. I’d rather she didn’t pay for anything at all. I’m trying to keep in mind that after the initial shit-fit is over I’ll get a nice meal, some drinks, a good smoke and my girlfriend to keep me company on those cold winter nights.
Expect more Christmas related bitching soon…