I feel slightly less ashamed for my own tardiness now that I’ve noticed all the other apologies for late entries. After slogging through a paper, a lab report, 2 presentations, a lab exam and 3 written exams in the last 2 weeks, I now have only 4 days and 2 exams left before I can succumb to complete and utter Christmassy cheer. When you’re nestled inside a snowglobe of a house, with Celtic carols humming and powdered snow shaking down gently outside your window, it’s hard to keep your mind on Na-Ca muscle cell antiporters and the quantum numbers involved in hybrid p-orbitals.
4 DAYS LEFT!!!
So, in keeping with that thought, here are 4 things to look forward to once your holidays begin:
1. Make cut-out sugar cookies in all the Christmas shapes, and ice them… or, more realistically, make a bowl of icing and eat it as you cut out sugar cookies, then, as the cookies are in the oven, make more icing to actually frost them with.
2. Watch You’ve Got Mail and While You Were Sleeping, two of my favourite quasi-Christmas movies whose saccharine sweetness is just more delicious when savoured in December than at any other time of the year… kind of along the same lines as frosted sugar cookies.
3. Kick my dog off the hooked Nativity rug (the one that is only unearthed from the garage for approximately 6 weeks every year and is claimed by my German shepherd for 5½ of those weeks), put it under the tree and lie down, watching the twinkly lights
4. Go outside and watch the snow fall down, staying so silent that you can hear the flakes hitting your mitts as you catch them.
Merry merry Christmastime, everyone!
And now for something completely different…