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Friday, December 23, 2011

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

And so it's Christmas Eve Eve.  And yet, the spirit still eludes me.  I'm trying not to let it bring me down but it's kind of hard.  Christmas is usually my favorite time of year.  I love the lights, the decorations, the cookies...all of it!  But this year has passed me by.  I haven't even watched Christmas Vacation or Scrooged or the Grinch!  I don't know if it's because it's been a particularly busy holiday season with my procedure, hubby's surgery, the new job and just having so much more to do as an adult... I feel like a Scrooge and am just ready for it to be over.  This is new for me and I don't like it one bit.  I still have a couple more days...perhaps as you grow older, you can just become more cynical about the holidays.  I don't know.  But enough of this because I do love Christmas and it's still a time for celebration.

I'm working on goals for next year.  They're not all health related (if you go back and read previous ones, they never are).  I think it's easy to get myopic about this weight loss thing and forget that being a well rounded person is more important.

I'm at work today...one of apparently the very few.  Over half of my office is gone so it's going to be a very long and very boring day.  I've already read all the blogs from yesterday and I've only been here 30 minutes.  *sigh*


I know everyone has a different reason to celebrate this time of year and I don't usually get all religious on anybody because I've been experiencing my own crisis of faith the last couple years but in the true spirit of the season, I offer up a quick request that God bless all of you who have been so supportive throughout this year during this holiday season and keep you safe throughout your travels.


Alrighty...well, I guess that's it.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!  Drink lots of eggnog, leave cookies out for Santa and don't stress about your weigh in Monday morning.  Christmas calories don't count!

8 comments:

Vanessa said...

Great post! I'm with you in not feeling it this year.

A.J. said...

I am right there with you. I have all the presents purchased. I have baked 73,458 dozen cookies. Still nada. Although, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacaction hasn't been on every channel all day every day (or it doesn't seem like it) and I think there is a direct relationship between the number of times Christmas Vacation is on TV and my level of Christmas Spirit.

RockBand Barbie said...

I usually don't get into the spirit until Christmas Eve. My poor kids probably would have never had a Christmas tree or decorations if their dad had not done it...so glad he gets in the spirit early :) And I wish it were true that the Christmas calories didn't count since I will baking all day and probably wanting to sample it :)

Amanda Kiska said...

Merry Christmas, MandaPanda!

JRD said...

Merry Christmas MP!!! Hope it's a lovely weekend...

Amy said...

Happy Holidays, my Phoenician neighbor :)

Cece said...

Well, I'm no help here. My little ones are on the other side of the globe (so I stretch the truth) ... so it's just another day to me ... your card, however, made me crack up so thank you !

Ronnie said...

The Grinch is on Fox tonight at 7:00 pm (Central time, anyway... not sure if that's 5:00 or 6:00 your time)! :)

Merry Christmas, Manda!