Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In a Funk...

Next week is Thanksgiving - the beginning of the crazy holiday season. My normal schedule includes putting up the tree the Saturday after Thanksgiving and decorating the house, putting lights on the eaves, net lights on the bushes, hanging lights in the windows. Then parties, cookie baking, family get togethers, holiday shopping trips, Christmas Eve mass and then a caroling service at my parents church. I look forward to Christmas. I love Christmas. It makes me feel like a kid again. Usually...

This year? I don't want to do any of it. I don't know why but I have no desire to hang lights outside. I am not looking forward to putting up the tree, in fact I'm dreading it. I haven't done any shopping yet and am dreading that too. For some reason this year I wish I could just fast forward to January and have all this mess be over.

But... in the interest of not scaring my entire family with my holiday bah-humbug-funk. I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner next Thursday. I will put up and decorate my tree (grudgingly) but I refuse to put up the outside lights. It's a pain in the neck and then kept blowing up in the gutters anyway.

Hoping the holiday spirit catches me or this is going to be a very long month.

Some good things? My company has made all three holidays in Nov/Dec/Jan into 4 day weekends. I get Nov 27&28, Dec 25&26 and Jan 1&2 as holidays. I may add a vacation day before two of them and make it a 5 day weekend. My sister and I may brave Black Friday at the Outlet Stores in Lake George, which seems crazy but a day with her will perk me up I'm sure. And my company holiday party is just over 2 weeks away and I have this fabulous dress to wear.


(I'm totally buying some Spanx to go under it that cost more than the damn dress though).

I'll keep you updated but so far I'm dreading this holiday season. DREADING.

5 comments:

verybadcat said...

Yeah, Christmas just doesn't seem like the fantasy-fest it usually is this year. Last year sucked too.

I'm hoping that maybe some Christmas carols and movies will re-fire my Christmas spirit.......

I'm excited about Thanksgiving, though. I love it when I get to cook dinner and be a big girl instead of facing the in-laws........

Tricia said...

I might try watching "It's a Wonderful Life" and "White Christmas" to see if it brings the spirit back to life.

But I'm not holding out a lot of hope. It's just not there it seems.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Oh I am with you. I am miserable but I am forcing myself for my girls since I have been accused of ruining christmas. Hang in there. It will fly by. You will look great in that dress.

Meghan said...

Love the dress! Gorgeous!

Shieldmaiden96 said...

Just looking at that dress again, I love it. Love it.
I have had many Christmases where I felt like you do; I felt overwhelmed by all the 'doing' and just not into it.
These days I ask myself, what do I want the holidays to be about? And do that. No apologies. We are cooking dinner at the hospice on Thursday. This makes me happier than trekking to any relative's house.