Miracle on Jason Ave

Last night, something magical happened at our house. Christmas arrived in a completely unplanned and spontaneous way, with the joining together of good friends, wine, food and just the right mix of crazy. We had a group of friends around for a BBQ. Hannah, Wayne and their daughter Iris, Fiona and David, Paul and Greg, and our new friend Samantha. I don't even remember how it happened, what spurred it or why, but after dinner our lounge became like a scene from one of those lovely Christmas movies. Hilarity ensued and there was a genuine magical element to the laughter and looks on people's faces as the lounge was transformed. Ring master Greg had a heavy hand in the proceedings, but so many people played, laughed and created, it was truly a lovely affair. I was in truth not feeling at all Christmas like before last night, but now I am sitting here smiling and thinking about how good it was to be among friends yesterday. So thank you to my good friends, for coming in, taking over and bringing the festive season to our house. It has been a long year and I had forgotten how good the simple things can be. In associated news, after several wines and two whiskey's I challenged Hannah to run 100 kms before Feb. This means I need to run an average of 2.2kms a day till the end of Jan. That of course is totally doable, but I have not been running for a couple of months, so now I need to get off my chuff and so something. It seemed like a good idea then, but I am sure I will resent it/regret it later....