Friday, November 25, 2016

Life -- Funny Thing It Is

Ok, I am not going to beat around the bush.  The holidays make me sad.  I have never done well with Thanskgiving probably because bad things seem to happen to our family in November.  I always really liked Christmas but the past few years  haven't been stellar.  I miss my kids being little, I miss my parents, I just miss a lot of things.

So, the day after Thanksgiving is usually the day I put up the Christmas tree and I didn't do it.  I am going to force myself to do it tomorrow.  It doesn't even seem like it should be Christmas.  Shopping is going to be a non-issue this year -- everybody is getting money.  Christmas shopping has sort of become an agonizing event for me -- never knowing what to buy, picky people, expensive taste-- yep, they are getting money.  but I will wrap it up really cute.

I am reading a book called "Christmas Bells" by Jennifer Chiaverinni and it is good but still not putting me in the spirit.  I have been looking at people's lovely trees on Facebook but it isn't helping.  I am hoping this passes soon because if December goes as fast as the rest of the year it will be gone before I even get around to getting the ornaments down.

I have watched a couple of sappy, Hallmark Christmas movies and that hasn't helped.  maybe I should try "The Bells of St. Mary's" or "Love Actually". Or music, maybe?  I will have to try that.

I guess you could say I have a case of the Bah-Humbugs.  What to do, what to do.  I can't let this get the best of me -- if I do I will really regret it.  I have a list a mile long of things to get done and I can't seem to get started.  I have lost my mojo, I guess -- never really knew what "mojo" was but I think mine is gone.

Well, I think I will take my Christmas book to bed and see if I can get a little more inspired.

Hmmmm.......this isn't good!