Saturday, December 11, 2010
Tis the Season....
Every year I try not to get stressed out over the Holiday's but here we are....14 days away and I see lots of things on my list...not checked off.
With 4 children (and a new daughter-in-law) I always find Christmas overwhelming. Not only the expense, but finding all the gifts...purchasing them...wrapping them....its enough to make me dislike Christmas! Dislike Christmas you say? Yes....Christmas isn't what its supposed to be about. It has gotten to the point of just a day full of present swapping! It starts with this maddening day of shopping on Black Friday (myself included) and doesn't stop till Christmas Day...sometimes even after that with the after Christmas sales....
Wonder what my kids would do if I put oranges in their stockings? If there was one present under the tree? They would surely think there was more hiding somewhere! All this is my own fault for getting swallowed up in all the commercial hype! My parents did it to me...and now I am doing it to my own children.
And its not like they need anything either! NONE of my children could even think of anything they wanted for Christmas! That tells me something! They don't need anything!
Our Christmas Tree is disappointing this year! It is already tried up and the needles are falling offf at lightening speed! I make sure it has plenty of water too! And how comes that fragrant balsam smell is overwhelming when we bought it, now I can't even smell it when I walk right up to it!
Is it just me or does anyone else feel this way? Its so much work for one day and its really not what Christmas is supposed to be about! What I enjoy the most about Christmas is celebrating Jesus birthday and spending time with my family.
I am feeling somewhat better. My ears are still ringing and feel clogged. I went to the ENT on Thursday and he suggested I see an Oral Surgeon for TMJ and thinks that's the reason for my ears being the way that they are. The vertigo is mostly gone so that is a good thing! I went back to work yesterday and had so much catching up to do that I ended up staying late....AND I have to go in today for 4 hours!
Between work, not feeling well and all the Christmas mumbo jumbo I made Rice Krispie treats yesterday....there's one left and I'm pretty sure I ate the majority of them!
Have a great weekend and I'll see you tomorrow for the