Monday, December 25, 2006


The holidays are over for me. We celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve.
My parents, my brother and sister-in-law, my two nieces, my
great-nephew (one and a half years old) my husband, my daughter and her
boyfriend and myself, eating the same food as every year, picking on
each other, remembering Christmases past and opening gifts.

I always feel sad on Christmas Day. The month long buildup to anticipated
perfection wears me out. I tried keep my expectations at a realistic
level this year and I believe that made a difference to my enjoyment of
the season. Now, I look forward to the peace of January and more free

As I sit in my warm livingroom, with the rain spattering on the roof and windows, I reflect on how lucky I am. I thank God for all of the wonders in my life.

I am off to visit everyone and to respond to all of the wonderful comments on my last post.

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Nessa the Corpulent of Yockenthwait Walden
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

This is my official title. Please use it when speaking to me. Libragirl pointed out the site where you can get your own.


  1. I have a comment for Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Nessa the Corpulent of Yockenthwait Walden, but now I am too exhausted to type it.

  2. Nessa, glad you are nesting tonight and feeling warm and happy in the aftermath. Quiet here in the RV tonight,too.
    I know what you mean about the holidays...I used to build them up so high...and then crash when 'real life' happened. Much more enjoyable now that I accept we are all just human, and that there will be the normal 'family' stuff sometimes.
    P.S. I got my aristocratic title. Something about a fishbone, I think. Not nearly as good as yours! LOL

  3. Could we settle on Your Emminence? Sounds like a nice family gathering - post holidays can be a letdown but also a chance to have some time back to yourself as you pointed out.

    Wishing you and the family best of everything in the New Year. With a litttle chicken soup and tea, we're making our way back to health. thanks for your well wishes. :)

  4. Merry Christmas, darling girl. I hope that you have all that you need and love. Thank you for being a wonderful new friend. That is a great present to me.

  5. What a nice refreshingly positive post. And the rain is pattering on my window as I type. ;)

  6. This year my family celebrated Christmas on Christmas eve for the first time. It was great! It was so nice to sleep in and not worry about waking up for presents. Luckily, our son is only 2 so he wasn't at all upset or suspicious that "Santa" came a day early.

    I'm sorry you feel sad on Christmas, but happy that this year was better! I'm always so happy and relieved when it's over, the peace and quite is much needed.

    Best wishes to you and your family

  7. Merriest of Merries and Coolest of Yules! I hope you got all you hoped for and more :)

  8. (Who makes these crazy internet widget things, anyway?)

    Our big day is today -- the day after Christmas. Don't ask. In 24 hours, I'll be totally worn out and will have gained six pounds.

    Once more unto the breach, dear friend...

  9. merry christmas to you! and thank you for all of your comments they are much appreciated

  10. Greetings Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Nessa the Corpulent of Yockenthwait Walden!

    i know how you feel about the day after christmas. that sudden calm after the storm can be a little disorienting.
    but hey, new year's eve is round the corner. so don't put the party shoes away just yet.

    Much love,
    Lady Pink the Possible of Bismorton Shropcake

  11. Quilly: I didn’t mean to wear you out.

    Jackie: Things are much better when I relax and try not to expect perfection.

    G: I’m glad you are getting better. This has been a very busy year. I am enjoying the quiet time.

    HCG: Back at you. I enjoy your stories very much.

    Dan: This morning was very mysterious with heavy fog. It added to my quiet feelings.

    Anita: My daughter loves doing our main Christmas celebrsting on Christmas Eve, then she gets another on Christmas morning from her parents.

    Serra: I hope you did too. My heart is very full this year.

    Your Lordship: Buck up. I have faith that you can do it and with florish.

    DLH: You’re welcome. The holidays can be a very emotional rollercoaster.

    Lady Pink the Possible of Bismorton Shropcake: I didn’t get to you until the sun had passed your Christmas horizon. I hope yours was wonderful. We must always go ever onward to the next celebration.

  12. Happy Boxing Day, Nessa!
    I started out with low enough expectations that the holidays have been lovely so far.
    The rain however is reminding me that out skylights need replaced...

  13. I'm glad you had a nice holiday, my fine fluttery friend.


    Milady the Right Reverend Sar the Mellifluous of Buzzing St Helens

  14. My goodness, I have enough trouble spelling Nessa without all the fancy stuff attached. I'm looking forward to January too, but it was sure fun while it lasted!

  15. Best wishes for the new year as well Nessa!

  16. How ya doing, Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Nessa the Corpulent of Yockenthwait Walden? I really love your title, Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Nessa the Corpulent of Yockenthwait Walden. What I really love is typing Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Nessa the Corpulent of Yockenthwait Walden. It's great exercise and it makes me giggle.

  17. have you looked up corpulent in the dictionary? I refuse to believe it. Glad you found me by the way, I wasn't hiding, just having an identity crisis.

  18. OK, I went and got my title, so I had to share...(snicker snicker)

    Her Most Noble Lady Logolicious the Functional of Much Leering

  19. I do love Christmas and used to get sad when it was over. Now I'm no longer sad Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Nessa the Corpulent of Yockenthwait Walden. I've learned to live sadness and use it to improve my resolutions for the following year.

    Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Nessa the Corpulent of Yockenthwait Walden, you're the greatest.

  20. Wonderful post. My Christmas isn't until tomorrow, so I'm doing it all in reverse...let down, then lifted up. I'll let you know if I get down again...but I'm thankful too. You are a doll, and I love that you are here to visit. Yours, Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Cindra the Mellifluous of Much Leering

  21. Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Nessa the Corpulent of Yockenthwait Walden,

    Xmas was over on the 24th for us here at the manor of Baron Güggenflürgen the Fifteenth of Buzzcock Lepshire.


  22. I'm an Emperor, hence I outrank you and call you whatever I like. Hah.

  23. Guess we are all tired after the big hoiliday. We do Christmas eve as well. This year we spent Christmas day at our daughters house with the grandkids, then off to our youngest for a visit. She and her husband are expecting their first child so we are very excited for them. Can't wait! this will be our sixth grandchild.I used to think people with grandchildren were old, not any more :)

  24. Dear Her Enima the Very Vixcountess Nessa Corpuscle of Locket then Waite Warden...oh my, me thinks I may have misspelled a few words...anyway, Hoping you are enjoying the rain spattering sitting in your warm living room.
    "Don't be sad it's over, be happy it happened."

  25. My Christmas Blues happen right on January 2nd.

  26. Happy New Year Nessa, enjoy the last hurrah of a long weekend.~ G

  27. Hope you had a great christmas nessa just here to wish you and yours a "happy new year!"

  28. Wow I have to quote swampwitch
    "Don't be sad its over, be happy it happened." I can't say anything more profound than that.