Lots of stuff happened behind the scenes too. For instance, I finished the month in a different province than I started it in (hence the jet lag). Then when I finally came out of my sleepy-sneezy-and-dopey stupor, I rearranged most of the furniture in my apartment. I think I'm finally happy with the way I have things laid out now, after living here for over a year. It definitely feels more homey now. I also hung a bunch of stuff up on the walls and reorganized all the closets and cupboards. I have a huge pile of stuff to donate.
And I bought a new laptop! Yay! My old one (like, really old) has been ridiculously slow for ages, and has developed a nasty habit of crashing when I'm in the middle of something. Plus, the battery would only last about 20 minutes before dying and the keys were falling off. It was time for a change. My shiny new laptop does what I want it to without having to think it over first, lasts forever unplugged, and has a webcam! I named it Daryl, after a certain crossbow wielding cutie.
You know that holiday that's quickly approaching, the one where people max out their credit cards? Yeah, I'm feeling kind of ambivalent about the whole thing. On the one hand, I get to buy gifts for the people I love, decorate with shiny things and listen to all the wonderful traditional Christmas music - you know, like Snoopy VS The Red Baron and Disco Santa Claus. But on the other hand, stores are crowded, people are stressed, and this will be the first Christmas I've spent away from my family. Le sigh. I may need to get more shiny things.