So, if the rumours are true, this will be my last post at LoveCats Downunder. If you subscribe to the view that the Mayan calendar was, in fact, correct, the world is going to end in 11 short days.
In case you haven't been keeping up to date with all this, it appears that the Mayan Indians had a very sophisticated calendar system. They had three different types of calendars to track different phases of the moon and the seasons, and one of those calendars ends on December 21st, 2012.
Well, if that's the case then I have a whole lot to do in less than a fortnight. For a start, I need to read the fifty or so books in my TO BE READ pile, many of which are the latest releases of my fellow LoveCats.
If I only have 11 days left I also want to squeeze in some travel. I still haven't been to New York, to Vienna, to Cape Town or Buenos Aires, so there's going to be a lot of hurried sightseeing.
My diet is going out the window, of course. I'll be eating ice-cream for breakfast, custard squares for lunch and tropical fruit all day long. I won't be sorry to set aside the craziness of Christmas preparations, but I might just buy myself that dress that I've been wanting for so long....
I'm going to make sure I catch up with all my girlfriends every day for the next 11 days. We'll drink champagne and chocolate martinis and laugh about all the fun we've had in the decades since we met. I'll have my whole family to stay and we'll have a slide show of all the incredible holidays we've taken, weddings we've been, to and babies that have been born.
Or I might do none of these things. I might, in fact, do what I love to do best and decide that after all the doom and gloom, the worry and the angst, that there's going to be a happy ending after all.
Maybe, instead of December 21st being the end, perhaps December 22nd is a new beginning. Maybe from that day forward we'll have a world where love takes priority over war, where no child will ever go hungry, and where we judge people by their achievements rather than by the way they look.
Now that's a new calendar phase that I'd like to see.
I'd love to know what you're planning to do in the next 11 days, or what you'd love to see happen from December 22nd onwards.