Woo. Surviving Christmas isn’t usually a big deal around here, because nothing happens on Christmas. We all stay in bed until whenever and do presents when everyone is up. Not exactly super organised, but all low stress. Christmas Eve, however, is a bit of a thing in my family. This year was supposed to be our year to host. By ‘our’ I mean ‘my parents’ because they are the ones with a house and all. Instead, my parents cancelled Christmas.
Yes, I wrote it like that just to see how long before my mom reads that and calls me ;)
Actually, they merely postponed hosting for a year since the house needs some renovations and instead everyone decided to host smaller more local Christmases instead of driving everyone to one location. It was a little weird not seeing everyone, but kinda nice to just chill with the cousins at a small dinner. Now I don’t know what I am rooting for next year! I can totally get used to not having holiday panic attacks and free from “YOU FAIL AS A HUMAN BEING BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN YET. NO, I DON’T SEE HOW POINTING OUT THAT YOU HAVE A BROTHER IS IN ANY WAY RELEVANT.” Yes, I did try and throw my brother under the bus there last year. Was worth it. He understood.
Day job has kept me pretty busy, being on call when not actually a work a ton. I still tweet far too often, but now I’m working on making more time for myself so I can get back to playing games and writing about them. Since I joined two hockey leagues this winter, I’ve definitely given hockey and hockey-related activities far more of my free time than gaming. With the crazy backlog that I have right now, I’m not even sure where to start!!
My brother has rejoined World of Warcraft, but I think I can resist that for a bit, at least.
Most likely to play next: Saints Row III, Dark Souls, or GRiD (all on PC, with controllers).
Most likely to write about next: Borderlands 2. Because I hated it. So much. Very disappointing.