My days don't start and end according to the time; I'm still awake well past midnight, so it's really the same day to me. However, since this will be recorded as being posted on Christmas Eve rather than 'today', I suppose I should say instead, 'yesterday was a good day'.
I suppose, in their absence, I had forgotten that my friends are good people to hang out with once in a while. I'd missed Sarah talking about the new goings on in her life, Chong's boisterous enthusiasm, teasing Shi Chuen about his lack of height, how Jiunn Jie and Phoebe are so sporting...and I'd definitely missed Sze Li and Timothy. It's nice to just have a gathering every now and then, where everyone talks to everyone. It's cool.
This brings to mind how Janie and I had lunch a few days ago. It's so good to know that even after over a year without a proper outing, we can talk for two hours straight. (The waiter at the restaurant we had lunch at came to us twice before we were ready to order -- each of us kept getting sidetracked by a new story from the other.)
Tomorrow evening ('tonight' to all of you who follow the clock), I will be having what is promising to be a great turkey dinner with my family, which I am looking forward to. I don't know if it's Christmas or the sudden, overwhelming rush of affection for my friends and family, but I am feeling like an incredibly blessed child tonight. It's lovely. Today was lovely.
Merry almost Christmas, one and all.