Christmas Present from my Sisters
Lookie, lookie…I’ve got a domain. Welcome to wakingpain.com, not wakingpain.wordpress.com. This was my Christmas present from my two little sisters, and oh how I love them!
Christmas was great; had the whole family around, excepting my brother Jon and his fiancee. Still, it was great to have a chance to see my church family right before Christmas and then be surrounded by my blood family for the duration. I was given a lump of coal, which is exactly what I asked for! It’s actually molten glass, but don’t tell my mom; she was so excited to have found coal for my stocking. I gave a lot of presents and recieved some of my own, but that all seems superfluous when the family is together. I’m estatic to have my own domain and also to have gotten new drum gear (Remo Ebony Pinstripes for my floor toms and a few sets of 7A sticks [jazz sized, baby!]).
This was my first year to have a generous amount of money to spend on Christmas, and it was nice. Whenever I saw something that I thought someone would like, I just bought it. Most of the time I didn’t even look at the price. I don’t know exacts, but I think I spent around $350 this year. I loved every minute, and I’ll be saving up cash for Christmas each year so I can do it again and again, hopefully getting bigger each time. The most awesome part of the gift-giving this year was giving my mom new faucets for both bathrooms. For the first time since I can remember, my mom got what she wanted and not what the house needed, or what would suffice as a gift so that we could strike Mom off the list. She pulled the wrapping off and lit up to such a degree that the Christmas tree seemed pale. She looked at me and almost cried. That’s one of those memories that I’ll take with me through life.
I hope everybody had as great a time as I did. Merry Christmas to all and…ah hell, you know how it goes…