Carbohydrate Coma

Posted on Sun 26 December 2004 by alex in general

As the evening moves on and the family retires into the traditional post meal slump I thought I?d better recount the events of the day. I woke relatively early this morning to go visit my Grandma in hospital and bring her some presents. According to my mum she was looking a lot better than earlier this week but it was still a bit of a shock seeing her breathing through a nubuliser. Hopefully she will be fully recovered soon.

It was a little odd having our traditional present opening session with just the four of us because we usually have one or other of the grandmothers around. My choice of sculpture for Dad seemed to go down well. My brother and I managed to get the same wooden croaking frog for my Mother. Luckily I also got her a funky glasto frog which she liked. My brother now has more drill bits and attachments than I do and apparently his other half is looking forward to more DIY from him. My haul was nice including a geek chic Firefox T-Shirt as well as some art from Jamaica. There was also an environmental theme with a can crusher, book on green living and personal grooming accoutrements from the leaves and mud people.

Mum's Christmas dinner was (as usual) fantastic and left us all well stuffed before we retired into the living room in front of the fire slowly slipping into our digestive comas. The next two days will be a little busier as I catch up with some of my old school friends before heading home for the incredibly packed New Year run up party season. I?m looking forward to next year. Should be a cracker ;-)