Saturday, 24 December 2011

I survived

Actually I survived and perhaps even prospered.

It is midnight and Christmas just began with a kiss...

In four and a half hours we have to get up and go to the airport from whenc. we shall jet away to TLOML's island home.

The family do today was very nice and went quite well.  I think we were all being rather careful to stay on our best behaviour but it was successful.  My step-sister really rose to the occasion and kept the conversation light, bubbly and inclusive, my nephews were terrific and my straight brother and I exchanged phone numbers and even shared a chuckle or two.  The Boy was charming but a little distant and I am glad he had the opportunity to spend some time with his cousins.  All in all not too bad!.

The evening was spent with TLOML's brother and his family and The Boy and I could not have felt more welcome.  It was a lovely evening capped off by a call from TLOML's niece who is in Germany.  She especially wanted to talk to TLOML and I which was really special and inclusive.

Things are going pretty damn well actually!

I need to talk about the physical stuff soon but I just don't have time for now... surviving on that front has been a bit more of a challenge but more on that later.


  1. Enjoy the holidays and each other. Merry Christmas to you both!

  2. So glad the dreaded day turned out well after all, and that you had a lovely evening with TLOYL to bring a sparkle to Christmas Eve. Have a lovely Christmas you two!

  3. I am so - so happy that today turned out so much better than you had thought! Hurray for Christmas miracles! :)

  4. Merry Christmas too all of you too...

    Miracles abound at the moment, at least for TLOML and I...

    I wish miracles to all today and always.

  5. Great news, I am so happy for you.

    The family gatherings can get dicey, so I am glad to hear all went well.

    Hoping for more miracles for TLOYL and you- today and for a long, long time to come.