The pleasures of dog-sitting and xmas shopping

Trip Start Sep 30, 2005
Trip End Jun 04, 2006

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Saturday, December 17, 2005

I never thought I'd hear myself say it, but I almost enjoyed Christmas shopping. It's a scary thought and maybe one that will not be repeated, but everything has its time and place. After what has basically been 6 months straight of moving from bed to bed, travelling and living out of backpack, it's a relief to stop. The fact that Christmas is just around the corner and that my parents are away on holiday means I find myself taking care of the dog, going for long walks and getting the house and myself ready for Christmas. I've really enjoyed the chance to have a few days alone, on my own terms and to reflect on what an amazing year full of new experiences 2005 has been for me. And yes, I'm so comfortable and relaxed, I even enjoyed the normally abhorrent visit to the shops to find Christmas presents!
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