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End of year blues

Lately, I've not been feeling myself inasmuch as I can't seem to muster any enthusiasm for anything. It's a most peculiar feeling not to be able to care about whether to update this journal, for instance. I can't remember the last time I felt so uninspired. Not that anything much has been happening in my life really, although that's never stopped me from writing before.

This year's Christmas hamper didn't contain much to write home about: 2 hotplates, a decorative candle, an oven glove and matching apron, a tea towel, a food container, a bottle of wine, some olive oil and a little jar of course sea salt. I opened it at the busstop, and a Moroccan lady sitting next to me ooh-ed and aah-ed over every item I dug up from the box, so I gave it all to her except for the wine, the oil and the salt which I kept for myself. "Happy Eid al-Fitr!", I said. She couldn't believe her luck.

I got a rude awakening at the cashpoint yesterday, when I went to get some grocery money. It told me I couldn't take out more than 47 euros. I know I've been spending money hand over fist these last two months, putting together a new wardrobe to replace the skirts, tops and trousers that have suddenly become too big for me, and having a few items altered, but I had no idea I'd been going through my reserves so quickly. Part of it's my own fault, for never bothering to apply to extend my overdraught no matter how much better off I am now as compared to twenty years ago when I was making do on a student loan, but still...It's going to have to be a very frugal Christmas this year.

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bnbalder
Dec. 16th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
Aw! Not going shopping with me then? I'll feel bad if I'm the only one buying. Maybe we can do a movie instead? (With me shopping beforehand and you pretending not to see the bags?]
gamiila
Dec. 16th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
A movie? That sounds like fun! Is there any one in particular you have in mind (I think Enchanted could prove a good choice, but I'm open to suggestions)?

As to the shopping...well, I do have a Bijenkorf card...
bnbalder
Dec. 17th, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
Enchanted sounds good - or Golden Compass? I tend to watch movies from my couch, so I'm not that up to the last batch...
I've been wanting to visit the COS store, so shall we do your city?
gamiila
Dec. 17th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Fine! When can you make it here?
bnbalder
Dec. 21st, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
Ha, finally out of the pre-Christmas rush. I can do Thursday to Sunday. When? I'd prefer not to be home too late, so maybe a matinee?
gamiila
Dec. 21st, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
Thursday? Won't you be too knackered/bloated/hung over from the last of the Yuletide celebrations the day before, do you think?

Let's make it the Saturday, then. Not that I need it for shopping/going to the flics, but my arm should be back to good working order by then.