Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Visions Of Sugar Plums Dance In His Head...
Earlier today Gareth and I went to the docks to my ship and I wrapped up a co-workers desk, phone, computer, chair, and his pens, pencils, tape, etc in Christmas wrapping paper. lol When he goes back to the ship on Friday to his office he will be in for a big surprise.
We also packed some sandwiches, cookies, and a jug of egg nogg and found my homeless friends who were still hanging out and gave them the food we brought along. I had found a bargain on some blankets when I was shopping. They had these nice wool blankets marked down cheap and I bought a couple and we gave them both a nice new blanket that will hopefully keep them a littler warmer tonight. At first they didn't really know what to say or how to act. They kept insisting they had to give us something in return and started rummaging through their bags looking for something to give us. When they finally understood we wanted nothing in return, the one guy reached out and shook my hand and had a few tears in his eyes. He replied again that he wished he had something he could give us. As I looked at him standing there with that new blanket wrapped around his shoulders and a smile on his face I told him he had already given us the best gift we could have received.
Then we spent the early evening at a friends house celebrating the Christmas Eve with some friends. The day has been long and we grew tired and my couch started calling our names. So we headed home where we're watching some "Will and Grace" Christmas episodes, drinking some egg nogg and munching some cookies and shrimp with some friends who are coming and going throughout the night. Hamish and my old flat mate and his girlfriend are coming over and we're going to midnight mass in an hour. I can't wait to come home after mass and have it be just Gareth and I. Put some Christmas music on the stereo, my cats who are now and probably will still be sleeping near the gifts under the tree. With just the light of the Christmas tree to light the room, I'm going to kiss Gareth under the mistletoe he hung and enjoy our first real Christmas together. Merry Christmas to all and to all, a good night.