Somehow the fact that it was Tuesday yesterday didn’t even occur to me. Christmas has messed up my circuits! It’s okay, though. I’m completely done with everything, and able to relax, which is awesome! It’s Christmas Eve, I’m binge watching stand up comedy and waiting for Joe to get off work so we can go to dinner and exchange gifts.
While I do this, my cat is giving me the biggest middle finger of all time. I thought it would be nice for me to give him a gift a day early! He looked at the cat nip stuffed toy I carefully selected for him, and slowly sauntered out of my room. Two minutes later, he comes back in, carrying a piece of plastic trash, which he has been playing with ever since. He is truly a Bah Hum Bug.
Despite things being pretty hectic, there’s a lot of things to be happy about this week. Last night, my friends and I got hot chocolate and drove around looking at Christmas lights in neighborhoods none of us live in. Then we stayed up till six am, crammed together on a futon, talking about life.
Extra Sparkle: answering the phone like Buddy The Elf British bartenders the yellow coins they give you as tokens at some parking garages eating Chinese leftovers on Ashley’s couch making my Christmas cards at Analog in DC, and finally getting them mailed out (sorry for the delay this year!) dinosaur chicken nuggets messing with friends while driving, i.e. sporadic honking and hazard lights being really in love exchanging gifts with my best friends and getting some wonderful things, like a rainbow vase and a neon yellow plastic purse drinking pink wine out of a giant novelty flask reconciling with an old friend doing Tarot card readings practicing telepathy Charlotte and Jason both independently buying adult lunchables as the appetizers for their party getting accepted to do an art show at the top of the World Trade Center being able to help my friends watching Sons Of Anarchy and being attracted to Jacks despite his absurd gangster walk trying Taco Bell breakfast for the first time kissing Cristen in the rain meeting with my mom and having it go well making Nick wear a fake Santa beard and men coming up to him all night board games I can’t remember the truest meaning of Christmas Winter Solstice Bill Burr’s comedy special and Pee Wee’s Christmas
I participated in a flash mob on Thursday at the mayor’s holiday event. I had to be escorted into City Hall! That’s next level nonsense, right? It was intense.
photo credit: Leslie Ebert
Also, I checked in with my psychiatrist, who told me how proud she is of me. She said she loves how my goal has always been to get better, and that made me feel really good. I hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas Eve!
What’s on your happiness list?