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Bah rum pa pum :-P~~~~~

Chirpie's picture
on December 11, 2007 - 10:04am

How can Christmas have lost its luster to me? Where did my Christmas spirit go? Sure, money is especially tight this year. It's been a year where we both spent too much on stuff, where cars broke down, teeth needed to be fixed, etc. But I'm having a hard time finding the spirit as it were. People just seem to run over you at stores, not saying "excuse me" or anything. Hardly a "Merry Christmas" or even "Happy Holidays" in the bunch. It actually catches me off guard when I here someone say either. Maybe because I can't afford to visit family during Christmas that I feel so rotten. They understand, but I love to see them all together.

I love to buy gifts for people. My family always makes a list of what we would like. This way there is no question. Hubby always loves the idea because his family never did it. Which would probably explain why we have recieved such mindless gifts from his family over the years. It's sort of the "we have to get you something, so here" type thing. Usually it isn't anything I can use other than at Christmas. To be honest I would rather get nothing than not have any thought put into the gift. But that's me. Of course I should be grateful they think of us at all, because they barely call the rest of the 364 days of the year. Makes me appreciate my family that much more. We don't talk all the time, but at least we try.

I truly hope I can find my Christmas spirit in the next 2 weeks. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Maybe if we all "Believe" something magical will happen. :-)

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