happy new year!
I hope you all had a lovely time yesterday, and are adjusting fairly well to the dazed post-Christmas sensation. I think I have accepted the reality of it. It helps to wear my new "Legend of Korra" Fire Ferrets t-shirt and to stare very hard at the Christmas tree, looking a bit bare without any presents beneath it.
This year was an exceptionally good one, mostly because I was very pleased with the gifts I found for my family. There's nothing like seeing people oohing and aahing over the presents you got them: scarf-and-earrings for Jenny (matching set for Anna) and a flat-cap for her husband (looks a bit peddlar-ish; he needs a penny-farthing bicycle now); a tie for my brother (sounds dull indeed, but it was ticklish business getting one that matched his suit coat), earrings and an adorable 1920's style hat for his wife; Kidnapped, movie and book (old, cloth-bound, altogether awesome) for my dad; new water glasses for my mom; "Treasure Planet" for the niece and nephew. Jolly fun stuff all around! The excitement has yet to wear off.
The new year is coming up just around the corner, and as it approaches or we approach it or whatever, I am fiddling with the idea of tweaking Scribbles' layout a bit. While I like the notebook look, the current positioning is a tad cluttered - and I don't like clutter. For those of you who dislike change as much as I do, panic not! I have every intention of retaining at least a similar look and feel. It simply can't stagnate. My mind rebels at stagnation. I will be hunting around for a new style and designer in the next weeks or month, so keep your eyes peeled! - Which is really a disgusting phrase.