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Christmas are over. They left me with: tons of food to eat, presents, a cold and a rash on my face. Apparently I'm allergic to something I've eaten lately. I suspect tangerines, but am not 100 percent sure. I wanted to go ice-skating tomorrow, but with how I'm feeling (and how I look) it may not be possible...

Good thing is that I was able to download almost all Christmas manga releases :)
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My Christmas Wish got (more or less) fulfilled! At first I thought it was a lost cause, but as we rode to my grandparents place I noticed that the outside seemed more and more white. It turns out that, while it didn't snow a drop at home, it did in the place we were going to spend Christmas Eve in. So I had my White Christmas (Eve). But the best part is that when we arrived back home late at night it was white too! It appears that it was snowing when we were absent.  :)  Unfortunately when I woke up this morning I noticed that most of the snow was gone. But all is not lost cause it's snowing right now! Even if this snowing is rather symbolic... Who knows what will happen later?

This years Christmas Eve was truly special. The food was good (even if there was waaay too much fish), the atmosphere warm and peaceful, the tree (both at home and in my grandparents place) beautiful. But the best thing was that I actually got thoughtful and nice presents. Usually mom makes me write a wish-list, so I'm pretty sure what I will get. That makes me rather unhappy. Sometimes what you want is not always what you want to receive... And truthfully I'd rather know that someone put a lot of thought in what I would like, considered what he knows about me and remembered stray conversations that could aid him in the quest of buying me the ideal Christmas present, than simply phone mum and ask her what I've written. Even more so because I usually write items that would complete my collection of animes, books and some such. Some of those things I won't even touch - me wanting them is only because of my nature - I hate to leave something incomplete. Others are welcome, but it's not as I wouldn't buy them myself eventually. But this year was better. I've still written a list, but mum refused to buy me animes this year (she thinks I'm too old for it), though I honestly don't care right now - thanks to it I've finally got some creative presents - a book about classical music (written with humor) and "Essential Bach" CD. Naturally I've got some thing from my list as well - two Agatha Christie's books (for my collection, but those I will actually enjoy) and ice skates. I've been pining for the skates for two/three years already so I'm extremely happy about them. Now I can go skating whenever I want without having to put up with rented (usually smelly and worn-out) skates. Mine are white, elegant and made from fine leather. I can't wait to try them out!

I hope everyone had as pleasant Christmas Eve as I did! And belatedly: Merry Christmas to all of you!

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I've seen a butterfly today in the church. A butterfly. In December! If that isn't a Christmas miracle then I don't know what is.
Unfortunately it was too far from me to determine what kind of butterfly it was. Though I suspect it was a Peacock Butterfly - the shape of wings, size and dark coloring matched. But still! A butterfly in winter! The world is ending...

We've commenced the annual Christmas cleaning-spree. The next days will be tiring...

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