Today was filled with Facebook and Twitter statuses that welcomed December and started to count down to Christmas. I'm still on a goalless mission and mainly counting down to the time that I wake up totally pain fee and able to drive for hours, pour with sweat at gym .. and a few other fun things.
Obviously my dragon loving, fairy believing personality totally loves so much of Christmas. It hasn't even got anything to do with the present giving, although feel free to shower me with gifts if you must. It has got a whole lot more to do with a part of my personality that is fascinated with the origin of things. Especially when it comes to religious events and ceremonial traditions such as marriage, I poke my curious nose all around to find the very root of it all.
That's my love for Christmas. Yes, this Jewish born, Pagan (although that basically states that I have my own views on the world) girl absolutely loves Christmas for the oddest reasons.
That's why I love Christmas Carols too ... many a time there are old traditional meanings snuck into the songs and it makes me silently smile.
As for 'project me' and Christmas ... well I have planned to just chill out with my mom and have a totally quiet day. I know the family will gather, but if I don't have to get out of my jimmy jams then I will be having the perfect Christmas. Did you know that it was around Christmas time that I decided to do the 'project me' blog ... I think there might be a lot of reflecting on that day!!!
As for the countdown ... don't panic, listening is optional!!! Once I went to a medium and her biggest message to me was to never hide how different I am. When it comes to being South African and loving country music as much as I do, it usually singles me out quite drastically. Every night as I type my blog I listen to my favourite singers singing tradional and newly written Christmas songs and it makes me smile. 'Project me' would be incomplete if I didn't share my countdown because it would reek of hiding my passion, fun and traditions of Christmas.
To start ... I'm dedicating this song to my friend Twinkletoes who has been such an incredible inspiration and kind of announced to the world that I am this super, duper blogger ... which gave my esteem such a boots!! Thank you my friend!!
24 Days till Christmas!!! Lady Antebellum - All I want for Christmas!