I'm looking forwards to this Christmas. In the recent history, it's felt a bit anticlimactic - the family weren't together, and the family that did meet up argued. However, something keeps me hopeful about this year's festivities. Despite the problems and the losses, it can still hopefully be a positive family moment. All the family are going to be here this year from what I understand, with the exception of the rich uncle who's too good for us these days, so it'll be a pleasant family occasion.
I'll keep a little notepad by my side over Christmas, as I'm sure Nan or Cliff will say some interesting things whilst inebriated.
In other news, how do you pronounce the Pokémon name Torchic? Is it Tor-chick or Torch-ick or Tor-chic? I think he'll be named Bob whenever possible to relieve the difficulty of this situation.