Time to start putting up my mother's Christmas decorations. I really don't like decorating for the holidays, but my mother is still very fond of them. So, being a somewhat good son, I will put up her outside lights and start on the tree...even though I don't care for the task.
I guess that one reason I really don't care for Christmas much is that I spent so many years in retail. Being single, I don't have much cause to celebrate holidays. I mostly do it for my mom.
Last year I said that I wouldn't be in this City for another holiday season, yet here I am. My own fault...I should be gone now and have know one to blame but myself. That's the dangers of procrastination. In a way, I wish I liked the season more because I could get more into the decorating and all.
I guess what I need is a bit of the old magic I used to feel as a child. That's where all the fun is...in the eyes and hearts of children, waiting for Santa and counting the days until that special morning when they rush down to the tree and noisily celebrate the way only children can do!
If I could only hear the wonderful laughter of small children again on Christmas morning, it would almost make the whole thing worth it. But that is not to be, at least not this year, or last year, or the year before that.
With grown ups where my children used to be, with grandchildren that I never see on holidays if at all, with most aquaintences of mine celebrating with their families (and justly so) my roomies and I will start the morning of the Lord's birthday the same of most others. Get up, give thanks for making it through the night, wishing the Lord a happy birthday and then relaxing and helping myself to more of the special treats and eats that seem to show up this time of the year.
Sometime during the day, I'll make another vow to myself to NOT be here for another holiday! Maybe this time I'll be able to follow through with it. Just maybe...
Now, how about another cup of coffee before I start on the decorating...want to help?
It seems that way each year for me too. Especially as the kids get older it becomes more and more of a chore. But once its all up it does look so nice and festive. We finished all of it last week or two, at least now the kids are old enough to do most of it.
It certainly doesn't help that the holidays have become so commercialized. Christmas trees and decorations are in the stores right after Halloween in this part of the world. We're sick of seeing it all by the time it actually gets here.
You're making that desert sound better and better each day. :)
Have a great day!
I'm with you Jim.
I always get anal around this time of year. Why? I don't really know. I just do.
Maybe cause I hate shopping and now I feel like I'm forced to, you know?
Oh well, nice to see someone else with the same attitude. lol
Thanks for the coffee :)
Hey Lydia...sure do thank you for stopping by today. Glad to know that someone else feels the same edge I do about the holidays.
It does seem to get earlier and earlier every year, doesn't it? That, paired with the commercialism, makes it harder and harder to stay in the proper frame of mind!
you have a nice day...
Hey Blondie...glad you came by! Maybe we all should get together for our own version of a holiday party!
Shopping is a rel pain, and tht's why I'm going with the homemade route this year...since it's supposed to be the thought that counts, right?
Thanks again for coming by...
It is cool for the kiddos.... Mine are almost "too old" for the Santa stuff though... One will be 10 next month, the other is 8. It's not the same as when they were little squirts.....
Hey Mayberry...the loss of a child's innocence about Christmas can be just as painful for the parent as the child, I'm thinking.
Just not as much fun bein g an adult, but no one says we have to "grow up"...just get older, right?
Hey Jim... am not going to read the responses to my atrocious post to you on the quilts.
I just beg and grovel at your fee for forgiveness.
I was way out of line. Was just in an angry mood.
Again, please accept my apologies.
Hey John...I can understand your being in a bad mood and probably didn't mean to sound the way you did. However, following what you always tell us to do...I forgive you. 'Nuff said...incident closed.
Have a good day/night!
hey hermit--what a great idea; our very own Misonthropes Xmass party!!!
Would that it were...
Best wishes on being where you want to be come this time mext calendar's turning...
Certainly SHOULD be the thought that counts; seems when one is not-so-mainstream as others, though, our thoughts are scoffed upon.
None the less, homemade gifts really do seem to carry more value-- like those quilts of a previous post...
Too bad I have no craft!ha! could save a small fortune...
Hey Cygnus...thanks for stopping by. Who knows? Maybe you could take up quilting...
Have a good one!
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