Lost traditions….

I’m not sure if it’s because of the phone call I had with my father in-law, or just the fact that Christmas is just around the corner and I’m reminiscing about things we used to do when I was little, but I can’t help but think of what we used to probably take for granted and are most likely on the verge of loosing.

During the phone call, we were talking about jannying (mummers) and that there’s just no one doing this fun activity anymore.  It was one of the highlights during Christmas living around the bay.  Having ‘strangers’ knock at your door, dance around the kitchen, have a drink or two, all the while they try to disguise their voices and having you try to guess who they were.

Both he and I mentioned that the generation of today haven’t a clue, and it’s something that’s not happening anymore in the communities.  Which for me is sad.  I remember one Christmas time my neighbor and a few of his friends (which were all from our community), came to the house, dancing, singing, and having a couple of drinks.  Unfortunately, my neighbor had a bit too much (from all the homes they visited) and had to make a bee line to our bathroom.  LOL.  *Deep sigh* Those were the days. 🙂

I know that living in the city, I can’t get a group of friends together, dress up and go door to door and share a bit of cheer.  The RNC would get a phone call within 5 minutes of seeing a bunch of hooligans walking up and down the street, going to people’s homes with their faces covered.  Not with everything’s that’s been happening around the world lately.

I think that’s the reason why I miss being out home when it’s Christmas time.  But I think that’s also why I don’t go out there either.  It’s just not the same without my grandmother.  My last Christmas with her was in 1996, she past away in January of ’97.  I think that’s when things changed.  I couldn’t cope, it wasn’t the same.

And I know that people will say, it’s time to move on or other variations, but she was my best friend growing up.  She’d listen to me rant about anything.  She’d be wiping my tears one moment, then pouring me up a cuppa tea and giving me a cookie in the next. 🙂  Mind you, she’d give me a kick in the butt too when I needed it. LOL.  And for those of us who knew her, she’s unforgettable, 🙂

It’s funny how I starting off this topic about traditions ended up with me thinking about my grandma.  Well, I guess they sort of coincide.  I can’t talk about one without the other, 🙂

And now I’m needing to fix myself a cuppa tea, 🙂

So until next time.  Have a great day, xoxo

K ❤

Welcome December

Well, December is finally here.  Didn’t take long.  So now I have to make a list of things that I hope to accomplish this month.

  1. Gut house
  2. Decorate house
  3. Write books
  4. Stock up on booze (by the time I’m done writing, I’m gonna need it)

Even tho NaNoWriMo is officially over, that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop writing on the new book.  I’ve got the chapters listed out to help keep me on track.  Plus, I feel this will be the book everyone will love. 🙂

And now that I’ve experienced my first one (NaNoWriMo), I’ll be sure to have something already in the works instead of starting from scratch.  Even though, that’s probably how you’re supposed to do it, but with my daily things I found it a little hard to write every day for a month.  Especially where you have to have 50K words to be rewarded with your ‘2015 Winner’ banner.

The kids started eating their chocolate countdowns today.  I found the one that goes right to New Years this time.  They usually stop at Christmas Day.  Gotta love the extra few days of sugar, LOL

Anyway, I must get back at my lovely housework. *note sarcasm*  But someone’s gotta do it.  I might have to take my wand back to Ollivanders shop to get it checked out.  The cleaning spell don’t seem to be working with it. 🙂

Until next time,

K ❤

Goodbye November

I can’t believe how fast this month have past by.  Felt like yesterday that the kids were going to their first day of school and now here we are getting ready for Christmas.

NO! We are not decorating yet.  For me it’s too early.  Even when the 1st of December,, it’s still too early.  Besides, I’d like to enjoy my birthday first before I see a tree or the decorations up around the house.

Plus I’ve been working on 2 BOOKS!!  Yes, I’m that crazy.  But it couldn’t be helped.  When you get an idea, you have to run with it.  So I’m doing the sequel (which I feel won’t be as long as the first one) and this new mystery book (which is coming along nicely).

And considering that my hubby is constantly getting approached by a co-worker on the sequel, which I feel bad about, but it’s getting done. 🙂

So instead I’m sitting here, listening to Ben Haenow on repeat (thanks to YouTube), seeing to housework and writing.  This month has definitely been an interesting one.  I wonder what adventures December will hold for me.  I guess we’ll find out.

Until then (which is tomorrow 🙂  )

K ❤