Don't get me wrong, it was truly quite a joy to watch the Princess's delight on Christmas morning, catch up with family (at least the members I like) and to put another in the books as blessed and happy. And with the ex-hubs safely back to being several hours away, my annoyance level has greatly decreased. But enough. Really. I could not get my decorations put away and my house back to normal fast enough today. Be gone!
I do still have to revert back to a little Christmas, just enough to cover the reverb11 prompt
Day 25: The reason for the season - What's the most memorable gift you've ever received?
I'm not super big into the whole gift thing and I have never been one to snoop, even as a little kid. So when my then boyfriend decided to get clever and put my engagement ring in my stocking a week before Christmas, he finally got frustrated with waiting for me to come upon it on my own time, and made me dig into my stocking to find the ring box so he could propose to me.
He did the whole "down on one knee" thing and we went to Christmas Eve dinner with a little more sparkle in tow than I had anticipated. It was certainly a memorable moment at the time. Now it's just a little annoying to remember around the holidays. Oh well....
And now we get to move on to more interesting things....
Day 26: Music is powerful - Think of one song that you turn to time and again, and describe why it's important to you.
I love this prompt. Mainly because there is a constant soundtrack running in my head. Pretty much every memory I have is set to a song. In fact, my most vivid memories are still triggered by hearing certain songs, otherwise they would be lost and forgotten in my brain somewhere.
One of the songs that has struck me with a really almost unexplainable impact since the first I heard it is "Lost" by Coldplay
The lyrics that perfectly capture the feeling of no matter how hard you try, you just can't quite get there.But the point is you just keep going. That's all you can do. So true.
The opening line gets right to it: "Just because I'm losing, doesn't mean I'm lost..."
And then this one: "Just because I'm hurting, doesn't mean I'm hurt...doesn't mean I didn't get what I deserved, no better and no worse"I hope you take a minute and listen...really listen. There are several different arrangements to this song but this is one of my favorite.