Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Tracking Santa and a Makeshift Tree

So, it's that night of the year again where all children will be sleeping early, and waking their parents up very early the next day. :) I'm not feeling 100% well yet - the coughing is starting to really irritate not just me but my family as well! Still, I'm feeling better than I did the other day, and other than the coughing and lack of sleep, I'm not feeling particularly rough. I had to miss work today, because I still wasn't quite feeling up to that - but luckily I think I'll be feeling a little more like myself tomorrow.

Our makeshift tree is up: as I mentioned before, we're not bothering too much with Christmas - so our 'tree' is some fairy lights around our bookshelf, with our presents beneath it. I'm quite surprised I've done quite well with pressies this year - my friends have certainly been generous! I can't wait 'til tomorrow to see what everyone thinks of the gifts I've given them.

I've been enjoying the magic of Christmas by tracking Santa on the NORAD website - it's fun, and gives me something to do whilst I'm coughing! - and at the minute, Santa is in Qom, in Iran. (

I sent off my last Christmas Presents to children on Post Pals yesterday, so I'm hopign they'll arrive in time. Actually, I'm lying - I was still in bed, it was my mum who got sent out to send them for me!

So, other than tracking Santa and listening to alternative Christmas Music online (hey, if we're doing an alternative meal with vegetarian hot dogs for tomorrow, might as well go the whole hog and list to My Chemical Romance's version of All I Want for Christmas is You!), I will be watching the usual trashy Christmas TV (I enjoyed The Santa Clause today!) I might also be going to Midnight Mass: it's something we've all never done before, but have always wanted to - so, if I'm still up, and not coughing to badly, I may be there tonight!

Thank-you to my first follower, Molly, and comment-er Jessica - yes, Post Pals is great! Merry Christmas!

I just want to wish everyone reading this, and everyone whose blogs I follow, a magical and merry Christmas - make sure you're in bed early if you want Santa to come!


Molly said...

Hi Becky,

Just wanted to introduce myself now I've been named as your first official follower :)

I'm 18, so can sympathise with your tales of sixth form, as I'm in year 13. I've been reading your blog for a while since I found it through a comment you'd left on Sarah M's blog. I'm a friend of hers as 2 years ago I had the same transplant that William has just had.

I think your work with postpals is great. I didn't know of it when I was younger, but would have loved to receive things through the post when I was ill. It's a lovely gesture.

Happy Christmas,
Molly x

Becky said...

Hi Molly - thanks for your comment! I got back from midnight mass a little while ago, so this is quite a late comment, but just wanted to thank you for your comment. Merry Christmas! Becky x

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks for the mention :o)