Help get me out of a BAH HUMBUG mood!

Avatar for akamarti
Community Leader
Registered: 02-14-2000
Help get me out of a BAH HUMBUG mood!
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Fri, 12-14-2012 - 10:32am

DH retired this year and since we will be on a fixed income we decided that each of our kids will just be getting a check and each grand or great grand kid will be getting their usual ornament. Everything fits in envelopes.....no packages under the tree! I've forced myself to get those darned lights on the tree...round and round and round......sheesh! Got all the sparkly ornaments on it and our sweet angel on top. Brought out and put on display at least 625 of my Santas....skipped a few this year. Hung stockings for the 3 of us and for the five cats and the baby possum. Am not baking because I can't eat any of it but probably will buy some nice cookies from the bakery. Am not shopping because there's none to be done....except stocking stuffers. As festive as the house looks, I feel BLAH!

I've played some Christmas music................looked through pictures of Christmas past........mended a few ornaments......set up and found plugs for all the motion ornaments.....even decorated the envelopes for the kids and GKs......and it just seems to be missing something! I won't have all or even most of the kids here Christmas Eve or day since they have their own families........that's probably the BIG thing putting the kibosh on my ho ho ho!

Tell me your wonderful plans and let me celebrate vicariously through you?????????? I'm really on a downer and this NEVER happens to me at Christmas! Cry

 

Marti

Avatar for CMEvelyn
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-29-2012
Mon, 12-17-2012 - 1:38am

Hi Marti,

Sorry you're not feeling in the holiday spirit. I wish there was something I could say, but I think the shootings on Friday put a damper on everyone's spirit.

On another note, you have over 625 Santas??? Holy cow! Where do you put them all?

Avatar for akamarti
Community Leader
Registered: 02-14-2000
Tue, 12-18-2012 - 10:37am

Allllllllllllllllllllllll over the place! There are some on the tree, some sitting on the mantle, some on a bookcase, some on an end table, some in the window on a table, some under that.......then there's the blanket Santa and pillow santas and towels and potholders and I didn't even put them all out.  Our count this year though, exceeded 650 and there are still about 20 in a bin that I couldn't find places for!

Marti