the MIRREN LEE

The 2012 Act Three Journey of an Actress/Coach/Writer.

Day 355 A Christmas Flare

Posted by themirrenlee on 23/12/2012

Turns out I’m having a bit of a Flare. Couldn’t go Christmas shopping with Nicky, which disappointed him, and is one of the major things I hate about having Fibro.: disappointing people when it comes to plans.

I’d better finally be on my feet tomorrow because it’s the last chance I’ll have to finish my Christmas shopping. Thankfully, since I don’t speak to most of my family my list is short!

I have turned into a “Bah Humbugger” when it comes to Christmas. It now just feels like hard work. One thing that doesn’t help create Christmas feelings is having it during summer in Australia. After 43 years here, I still can’t get used to it.

Every Christmas I tell myself that I’ll be in a snowy climate for the next one, but haven’t made it since 1981 in London. It was a magical time that year.

However, the trade off would be not sharing it with my kids, or grandson. Oh, if only they’d hurry up with inventing teleporter machines, a la Star Trek.

I’ll probably be grumbling about Sydney’s weather until I leave. It’s always hot and humid – drives me nuts. It’s one of the main reasons I moved back to Melbourne a few years ago; it’s always cooler.

I’m hoping for two things tomorrow: to feel better and to find a bit of Christmas spirit.

I’m just looking’ …

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