Eventful as the holidays are, I'd have to say last night was more of the excitement than this morning; for that I am most certainly grateful. Celebrating at my uncle's house having an early dinner last night wasn't up to its entirety; it was in fact weird and slightly unsettling. Having a grandmother who's slowly losing her mind and memory and an uncle that's bluntly rude at times can be exhausting. Than another dinner date back home with several people I hardly knew, or knew well, and two overly excitable children who were asking bizarre and unsettling questions such as which was better to die in, by fire or by drowning. Of course, I had no problem answering those questions, but it seemed relatively odd that an 11-year-old would be asking such a question in the first place -- makes me wonder what they've read or learned in school to arouse their curiosity like that.
I had my own comfort food while staying away from the eventfulness -- Miso and Sparkling Cider -- because I was too exhausted to be joining in these types of festivities. But I was watching my new MST3K DVD's, so I was all prepared for the evening, with or without the excitement of Christmas.
This morning I woke up at an ungodly hour, feeling miserable until I realized that I was getting sick. Figures, it's only tradition for me to get sick or feel absolutely miserable around the holiday season. I had trouble sleeping last night because I was sneezing and had a stuffy nose. I knew it was only a matter of time before I really started getting sick this year, and I guess it came after all. Ho-hum.
But my misery subsided slightly after getting presents this morning-almost-noonish-hour!
I recieved the manga series Angel Sanctuary Vol. 1 from a loffly someone, along with the Excel Saga Vol. 1 manga. My mother also gave me the Battle Royale Vol. 1 manga to start on, since I am nearly finished with the novel by Koushun Takami. Hopingly, I can order the film international and get an import -- I'm thinking from the official site or from E-Bay; English subtitled, of course. I don't know if the DVD's in Japan will work on ours, or if they're Americanized for sale, but I'll find a way.
Last night I recieved Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events in two box sets of 1-3 and 4-6, and Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. There are other things I recieved this holiday season as well, including HP related and a few CD's, however I felt more relieved that this wasn't a miserable time as I thought it would be -- and there are reasons for me in thinking it would become a horrific experience, hence my miserableness and somewhat illness I've picked up (something that normally happens, as stated before).
But it wasn't, and I am entirely grateful for that.
I wish everyone out there a happy and wonderful Christmas day, and even if you don't celebrate it I wish happiness to you nevertheless; spreading the love and joy of this very happy, giving and auspicious day. That being said: