Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming!!!
But I bet you already knew that.
Every day, the question is asked, "How long until Christmas?"
To J-man I tell him "Soon". He still doesn't understand the concept of "days/nights".
The bigger kids will immediately go to the calendar and count the days.
Or, in Mini-Me's case, just do the math.
I'm glad that it's coming. Honest.
But I don't necessarily feel all the chaos that goes with it. So this blog post might actually start to sound like a Christmas confessional.
I don't have any desire to sing Christmas songs - aside from the occasional "rudolph" because the clock sings it.
We were crazy busy right up to Thanksgiving. Part of it was that I was writing for the entire month. We were sick for about a week before. I didn't feel the urge to decorate. I still don't.
Once I get it up it feels like it's got to come right back down.
I have had more fun buying Christmas gifts, though. That has been a surprise. It hasn't been too difficult to buy for the kids. Mini-E, or Bubbles, Tells me she wants a princess, a cat toy and a mumble mumble toy. She wants two of those.
Part of my lack of enthusiasm comes from the crazy way life is swirling around. Stress at the professor's work. LOTS Of it. Eeking it's way home.
We're on a Constant busy here. And we don't go many places! It nearly seems unfair.
The dog. Don't get me started on the dog.
Did I tell you I had to take the hamster to the vet??
THE HAMSTER. Sigh.
I have joy unmeasurable, but not in decorating for Christmas.
The presents are on top of the piano. Waiting for the great unwrapping. There are no lights up anywhere...well, other than the lights that came with the house. And I'm okay with that.
Maybe this year, with only 11 days to go until Christmas, we'll keep things simple.
There's always next year. (insert gales of laughter here) Maybe next year we'll decorate when the stores do. November 1.