This year will be the most modest Christmas since the day I converted to Christianity. My initial plans of the whole Christmas turkey, roast leg of lamb, alcoholic cocktails and other fancy foods are now canned. I caught some flu bug while in Langkawi. Last Friday, I was down with fever. On Sunday, I thought I could actually pretend I am not sick and get on with doing things normally. By Monday morning, I know I have to tell the hospital that I am too sick to work as I cannot even talk without coughing. And by Monday afternoon, I was knocked out with a severe headache, body ache and lethargy all over. I slept for almost 24 hours, waking up only to eat a bit.
So, I can now totally forget about celebrating Christmas. The good thing is I am actually quite glad because it means I do not have to cook or do any chores. All I am doing is to lie in bed in my aircond room because the weather is extremely hot.
Yesterday morning, I tried going to Cold Storage to pick up some foods but I was keen to return to bed instead. This time of the year, there are some lovely imported cheese and other food stuffs from Cold Storage which I love to buy for special occasions.
It is only two days away from Christmas and I have no special foods to celebrate. Not that I am worried because I can eat at any other day. So, this will be a year to remember where Christmas is not Christmas without my cooking. I know we could go out and eat but I just hate the idea of tacky Christmas dinner with the crowds. Moreoever, some of the set dinners are so expensive, as much as RM300-RM500 per couple. Madness!