When I look back at 2013 with all its unsettlement and unforeseen strains and social rejection, I really should not be surprised that also Christmas is not going to be as it should be this year. Not only am I going to visit my family alone because Peter has to catch up on a lot of work and we will not visit his mom until some issues have been resolved, but also our apartment is current being a chaos again, since Peter got his remaining things from his former shared apartment last weekend.
Later today we want to move Peter’s old kitchen cupboard (which is finally here now) from the corridor into the kitchen. This means we will have to clear out and move one of the shelves, so we will be busy for the afternoon. Since Christmas is already celebrated on December 24th in Germany, this is not how you would expect it to be.
At least our two house rats, who have recently accompanied us, are having fun indulging in the remaining chocolates. Sniffy (the grey one) is actually quite well-behaved, but Nougat (the brown one) has a completely hedonic character, so you will find him either looking out for chocolate, munching on chocolate, occupying the pillow in the bed snoring loudly when you want to go to sleep, or scratching his back against Peter’s arm or head when Peter wants to do other things. We are a little concerned that his ways might gradually spill over on Sniffy.
~ Sniffy and Nougat indulging in chocolate ~
Anyway, I wish you all beautiful and stress-free holidays! Merry Christmas to all of you!