Sorry for the sudden absence from here, family stuff and work have killed my energy! Needless to say, it hasn't really felt like Christmas at all to me. My grandma left to live in the Philippines and the house hasn't been the same since.
I grew up with her around and the house was always full of sound and the smell of food cooking but now its quiet and cold. I resented her a lot because I'm the kind of person that gets really stressed out when there's a lot of different, loud sounds all about and now I miss it.
She was the one who always put out the poinsettias, put up the christmas tree, etc. Neither me or my dad felt like putting the tree up, so the few presents we had were just on an end table. Money has gotten exceptionally tight what with my grandma's hospital bills coming in now.
Work has been eating up all my time and its incredibly unfortunate. I'm really excited that I was finally able to sign up for classes, albeit I was only able to get into two. I'll have 3 days off out of the week so it'll be nice to have down time and maybe be able to focus on more projects.