A Christmas Eve Post

It’s Christmas Eve. 

I hope that you all have lovely things planned with your nearest and dearest and create memories that you can cherish for a life time; sometimes it is not until people are gone that we truly appreciate their presence, at simple things – such as the Christmas table. 
Tomorrow will be my first Christmas without my Gran McElhinney. As many of you may know (if you are a regular reader of my blogs) my Gran was absolutely everything to me and tomorrow is going to devastating. I’m very lucky that I have a wonderful family, and an incredible boyfriend, that will get me through it. I am also going to visit my Gran’s grave tomorrow and put down a nice ornament that I bought for her. I know she will be there tomorrow, unfortunately not in a physical form, but she will be there. I know it.
I have many things I want to write about. Some of these things are rather desolating and rather dispiriting so I shall save them for a later date – perhaps after Christmas Eve – I don’t want to put you all out of the Christmas spirit. 
Yesterday, the lady who I have previously blogged about (Michelle) who does my nails for me – and other beauty treatments – done my hair for me. Usually, I am very reluctant about change and coming out of my comfort zone but Michelle had suggested I would suit highlights through my hair. I was really badly in need of a haircut so Michelle fixed me up with a basic trim and put some Caramel highlights through my hair. What a difference! I will post a before and after picture at the end of my blog to let you see it. I am really pleased with it however it will take me some time to get used to my hair being so light. I’ve always been dark headed. 
My life has been pretty hectic at the moment. It just seems as though bad things keep happening; I’m worried about what’s coming next. I will spare you all of the details as I realise Christmas is a happy time and I don’t want to bring other people down with my negative writing. 
Whilst I’m on the subject of negativity: today I was totally betrayed by a very valued person in my life. I’m still in shock. I would say that I’m hurt, more than anything, why would someone belittle and humiliate their own friend? I plan on writing a full blog post about this scenario (at a later date) as I imagine I am probably in the majority of people that have been let down by a friend. I am interested in hearing other people’s stories. I was totally confused by my ‘friend’s’ actions today. I don’t think I will ever be able to fathom why my friend did what they did today. It is beyond me. 
Anyway, it’s Christmas Eve. I hope you all have a fantastic time and celebrate with the people that mean the most to you. I hope that Christmas Day is everything that you want it to be – and that it is stress-free for you all. 
Merry Christmas! 


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