I'm within 7km of making the 200km I planned on. will be glad once this is over. It has been good to do a lot of rowing and I have gotten better at it, but rowing every day and putting aside everything else is not so good. Tomorrow's row will put me over the top, possibly before work.
I get the feeling that today there has been (and possibly there is currently) a lot of sex in my house. None of it by me, but the guys that two of the girls are seeing have both been here. One of them told me there was some pre-Christmas "sweet lovin'" and one of them is currently in her room with her guy. I wonder if both of them get seriously involved whether this is going to mean a change of dynamic in the house. We've all been quite inwardly focussed, but that may not be as likely if people have a lot more to focus on outside of the house.
As for me, I'm still single after nearly three years if you don't count a phase of being jerked around a bit last year. I''ve either been very picky or simply disinterested in relationships, or both. I'm very comfortable around girls, I think I've established that fact for myself plenty of times, but I've gotten rather unaccustomed to talking to girls in that way.
I'm trying to decide where I will attend church on Christmas Eve this year. It is a custom that I haven't missed since 2000 when I was in Korea and church in a language I understood was wildly impractical.
I always wince a bit when I hear people talk about "the true meaning of Christmas" as being together with family and friends. Of course, that is a good way to spend Christmas given that most people have time off around this time of year, but that's not actually what Christmas is about. I am about to have my second consecutive Christmas away from my family. Family traditions seem to be of less and less importance every year, and as a result, I tend to attach more theological importance to Christmas. It is, for me, primarily a religious holiday celebrating the incarnation of God amongst us.
At any rate, I've either been in Sydney or Canada (or Dapto in 2007) for Christmas Eve in previous years, but I've never had Christmas Eve in Canberra, so maybe I will go to the same church where I was confirmed three and a half years ago.
Speaking of Christmas, and if that theological rant didn't interest you...
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