So the Big Day has nearly arrived.
This is the day that has been pumped up for the last few months on radio and television into a feast of frenzy. This is the day that has worried the Virus “experts” for so long with their threats of lockdowns if we don’t behave ourselves, and their pleas to us not to meet anyone we don’t intend to mix with on The Big Day. Going on the latter, I’d have to invite the entire village up, They’re more than welcome.
As for me?
Tomorrow will be much the same as any other day, in that I’ll still have to do things that I do every day. I might slip in a few extra pills for Herself [and myself] to make the day more memorable? Apart from that, there is still food to be cooked, a dog to be fed and whiskey to be drunk.
Today I am making my concession to the occasion – I’m decorating the Christmas Tree. This is not as simple as it sounds as I had to lug the thing in first. Have you evert tried lifting a tree? I’m not talking about those cut trees that everyone is selling; I’m talking about a living tree with roots and all. Really fucking heavy. I think I put my back out again.
Anyway, it’s time for a [purely medicinal] whiskey or three to ease the pain before chucking tinsel and baubles around. Or maybe the tree looks well in it’s natural state? I’ll let the whiskey decide.
I had to switch off the central heating today. It’s too hot. I sat here last night with the garden doors open just so I could cool off before going to bed. At Christmas Eve? This global warming is really great. I don’t know what they’re worried about. Bring it on.
I won’t bother with my traditional politically correct, religiously neutral, gender neutral inoffensive greeting. Fuckit .
Merry Christmas everyone.
May you all have the day you deserve.
“May you all have the day you deserve.”
I hope mine (and yours) is a lot better than that. Merry Christmas.
All best wishes to you and all yours.
And for the New Year? Illegitimi non carborundum…
Merry Christmas Grandad !
Thanks for the daily smile and reminder that there are other sane people in Ireland
Have a good one Grandad, and to all your kith and kin. Regarding the tree, bought a small live table top one about ten years ago, planted it out just after Christmas, today all I have to do is throw a few lights over it, and bobs yer uncle, xmas outside, stay sane inside.
Merry Christmas, Grandad. Hope you and yours have a great day together.
Merry Christmas Grandad. To you and your whole family
Have a merry christmas and stay optimistic for 2022. May your beaurocrats get whatever they deserve or you wish them!
Seasonal salutations to all who populate this place, be they residents, regulars or occasionals, it’s good craic whatever time of year.
Merry Christmas and long may your stories continue. It’s a welcome dose of sanity.
The day we deserve. Exactly.
Merry Christmas Grandad to you and yours.
Happy Christmas to you grandad from New Zealand. Sitting outside with a single malt in 30 degrees Celsius. Have a lovely day tomorrow.
Late to the party, (I usually am). Under the circumstances, I wish Grandad and all those who frequent these premises a belated Merry Christmas!