I opted out of Christmas with my family and spent the day at home. Undoubtedly it was weird and queer to my family, but that's the attitude I wanted to avoid. Years of experience with them have proven that it's a stressful day of merged opposition and difference of opinion. I dropped Hubba off and spent the rest of the day buoyant.
I know we celebrate today because of Christ and I believe in Him very much, but I avoided church today too. I did not have the spirit of Christmas in me and had I gone to church, I don't think I would have found it.
I spent some time on working towards 2017 and what I can do to help myself in my travels towards complete self-reliance in all aspects of my life. It's a bit of an uphill battle, but it's a road I'm ready to take. It's a mixture of loosening ties, mending ties and just pushing some ties aside completely because there's no hope there.
I planned Thanksgiving 2017 and I've planned it so it occurs the same time and season as the US Thanksgiving. The September equinox occurs on September 22nd, 2017. Thanksgiving occurs on week 9 of fall. NZ fall, official, is March 1st. March equinox is on the 20th. 9 weeks takes you to May 11th, 2017. This is when I will have Thanksgiving next year because all that good food can't be had in Summer weather nor it is hauhake season.
I'm going to play the piano more both here and home and at church.
I planned my grocery list for the year and I'm going to attempt to stick to it as best I can.
But then there's this ...
.. I have 7 days to consume it.
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