Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas is coming!

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??


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.


Halfmoon Girl said...

This is my new favourite Christmas song...i am listening to continuous repetitive music on our station here just to be able to hear it...I keep missing it though!

The Gang's Momma! said...

Who is that?! I like their sound.

And I am starting to think you have the right idea about the "TO DO" list of the holidays. I'm facing the new week sleep deprived. And the only reason I'm not grouchy is that we are #1 in our division, after kickin some Giant butt last night.


Well, that and Feliz Navidad just came on the radio. Shaggy is blasting the local radio station that does Christmas give aways - he's by far the most into the holiday spirit all the time! It's contagious . . .

A&EMom said...

We've scaled down Christmas decorating this year. Mainly because the speech therapist was coming this morning and nothing but the tree was done last night, it was too cold to find more stuff in the garage, so at 11pm I quit.

Merry Christmas :)

jugglingpaynes said...

What does a mumble mumble toy look like? Or did she say mumble twice because she wants two? :o)

Whenever someone say Christmas is coming, I immediately think of Miss Piggy in "John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together." She sings "Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat! Please to put a penny in the old man's hat! If you haven't got a penny then a ha'penny will do, if you haven't got a ha'penny then God bless you!"

Ah, memories! :o)

Peace and Laughter,