Saturday, 15 December 2012

Bah Humbug

Hi guys,

Hope you're all feeling full of the joys of Christmas. Now don't get me wrong, I love Christmas..I just hate the hustle and bustle that comes with this time of the year. I've just got back from my local shopping mall and I feel like I've had all the stuffing knocked out of me (pardon the turkey pun!) It took me three times to drive around the car park before I got a space and I was tempted to go back home, but I really needed to get my Christmas shopping done today, or else it will be even worse! The shops get busier with every passing day and I hate shopping at the best of times (unless its for new clothes, but I haven't been able to afford any for ages!)

I managed to get everyone something, except for Dad. He is so hard to buy for and I can't even buy him his favourite stuff this year (chocolate, whisky and ciggies!) for obvious reasons mentioned in my last post. I'll just have to get him a sweater or something and I can go online for that, although Lila ordered Mum a perfume set over two weeks ago now and they keep saying there are delays with the post because of the snow we had last week!

I'm going out with Lila tonight. She's just started a new job in our local american-style diner, as a waitress and because she's done the last two Saturdays, she's got the night off and so she's taking me there and using her staff discount! Excellent! She said their buffalo wings are great! Yum Yum. She also said that the manager is quite cute and he doesn't have a girlfriend. I thought she was going to go for him but she's trying to set me up with him instead,  because...Get this....He's too young for her! That is, he's below fifty! Haha.  I'm quite looking forward to it even if I don't meet him as it's a change of scene and I haven't been out in weeks.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will catch up with you all again soon.

Until next time,

Callie signing off


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Where has the year gone?


What can I say? I'm so sorry I've been neglecting my blog lately. So much has been happening, you won't believe it all,if I tell you!

Firstly, I went to New York again to visit Lily. She was supposed to come visit me but, now that I'm back at my mum's house, there was no room and so she paid for my ticket over! How great is that? She is loaded though. They pay her a great wage, because she's appreciated. Anyway, it turned out not to be so great because I got there just as everyone was being evacuated because of the hurricane and I spent two weeks in Maryland with her aunt Bessie (no, she's not the one who makes the frozen chips!) and then, when I got home, my dad got rushed into hospital with, yet another, heart attack and this time it was worse. He stayed in for another couple of weeks and he's only just got back home now, but the doctors said he really has to cut down on his smoking and fatty food or else the next time could be his last. All my dad could say was, "Fancy telling me to do that over Christmas! That's the best time for fatty food and fags!" I do think he's scared though and is just putting on a brave face. He looks pale all the time, though, and I worry that this Christmas may be his last. Sorry for depressing you - I know that this column should be lighthearted, but life has been so stressful lately I've found it hard to look on the bright side and that is why I've neglected this blog.

I also split up with Nick, again, but this time it was him who broke things off. Just when I was starting to really fall for him, he told me that it wasn't working out. I thought we were getting on great, but he said he didn't feel ready for committment and that our recent trip to America made him realise that he wants to go back there to work. He's decided to buy himself another winnibago and spend the rest of his life travelling around the USA. So I'm single, yet again.

Anyway, now that things have settled down in my life, I'm hoping for a nice, quiet Christmas and I hope to update my blog at least once per week.

It's great to catch up with you all again. Until next time,

Callie signing off xxx