This year, my holiday was filled with thoughtful gifts and thoughtless behaviors, rendering it somewhere between good and bad. Honestly, with my parents losing my childhood home, my dad dying, my brother in jail and lean finances, Christmas isn’t as joyous as it used to be a few years ago. I am almost resigned to the idea that “just ok” is how my holidays are destined to be forevermore. Sounds dramatic, I know, but that’s the size of it… #sorrynotsorry
To make me feel better, I bought myself my first smartphone- the Samsung Galaxy Reverb. (I can use Instagram now. I am “tousledelegance’ there, go figure. Follow me!)
I gave my boyfriend a really fancy authentic vintage gangster fedora, two big bottles of his favourite cologne (Dominican Bay Rum) and four James Cagney movies. He gave me a Nutribullet (tried my first Nutrablast today with Spinach/Chard/Kale/Mizuna, Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Chia Seeds, Almond Milk), a $50 MAC gift card, a couple of Lush bath bombs, a Side Socket (because my bed keeps bumping into the plug for my router/modem and disconnecting it) and some candy.
I gave his daughter some cat head key toppers and a $50 Amazon gift card. She gave me… nothing. (And that really hurt; she fired some ceramic pieces for literally everyone else while she was studying abroad in France this semester and gave those to them as Christmas gifts, but didn’t make anything for me.)
I gave my best friend black shower curtain rings (hey, that’s what he wanted) and some spicy gourmet pretzels. He gave me an sd card for my new phone, perfume and took me to dinner at Texas Roadhouse (I’d never been and it ruled).
I am spending the next few days at home alone, mentally recuperating and trying to enjoy a little Me Time.
I hope you all had happy holidays and made special memories! Here’s to a better new year![Crossposted from TousledElegance.net]