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December 15, 2009

Bah Humbug

I really, really, really tried to enter into the season with an over-the-top holiday attitude. Since this is my first December..really ever...where I haven't been in school I wanted to enjoy the season in a stress free non finals taking manner. I wanted to go home for Christmas. I wanted to shop and get everybody great presents on good deals. I wanted to craft cute homemade holiday decorations for the house. I wanted to bake Christmas cookies and go look at lights on the houses. I wanted to send out Christmas cards with sweet personal messages to let my friends and family know how much I love them. I wanted Christmas music playing 24/7.

Today, while standing in line for an hour at the post office only to get to the front and find out that the machine was broken and having to pay triple to send a box UPS I decided that I am so over Christmas.

First off, not going home for Christmas.  We can't afford it, which was a large pill to swallow since I HATE IT HERE and wanted nothing more then to go home for Christmas.  The stress of shopping for everybody's Christmas presents has led me to waking up at odd hours, standing in long lines, fighting with old ladies, and putting me in a super grumpy Grinch attitude.  I have not crafted or bought a single thing for the house. Well, that's a lie. I bought Kadira and Toby stockings at the Dollar Store with little paws on them.  They are hanging on our chimney and seriously look like I bought them at the dollar store. I tried to bake Christmas cookies once and messed them up so I threw the batter away. My Christmas cards are still not out, and WARNING WARNING your sweet personalized messages are going to be much shorter because I simply do not have the time or energy to write thoughtful things and get them out before Christmas. The one thing that has happened is that I am listening to Christmas music 24/7...while at work...there is a particular instrumental rendition of Deck the Halls that I hear approximately 5 times a day that makes me feel like I am getting repeatedly shot at the end.

The long and short of it is that I am over you 2009. Oh so over you.  I can't wait for 2010 so that I can have my metaphorical year "do over" and start fresh.



Mrs. D said...

Oh girl I am so with you on this one! I love Christmas and have tried so hard to be in the holiday spirit, but like you have been THWARTED repeatedly. Also, this is my first year EVER (that's 28 years) that I will not be celebrating Christmas in my childhood home, with my parents. So I am a little shaken up about that. Also, we have not put up a tree and my sad attempt at putting up Christmas decorations is like one of those "hide and find" puzzles where you have to look really closely to see the hidden items. Anyway, long story short, I am sort of stuck in the bah humbug mode too. 10 days to pull myself out of it - and hope you can too.

Maureen said...

Cheer up!! I will come visit you and we will do real, authentic Christmas things that put you in the Christmas spirit and you will be happy and all Christmasey'd out by the big day! I promise!

Rachel said...

I totally feel you on this one. I am obsessed with Christmas, but it feels so rushed this year. I haven't had time to do everything that I wanted and just am not feeling it as much as normal.

Here's to us being more excited and productive next year!


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