Friday, December 23, 2011

Someone get me a priest, I have a Grinch that needs exorcising...

*sigh*

I love Christmas.  I really do.  I love spending time with my family.  I love spoiling my kids (within reason, anyway).  I like watching A Christmas Story and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation over and over again.  I love relearning O Holy Night and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen on the guitar.  I love playing Euchre with my dad and sister and grandma and uncle.  I even love washing dishes after dinner.

I love the fact that my family is pretty functional and my kids are usually grateful for whatever little things I can scrounge up for them.

But I'm so stressed out right now.  The weeks leading up to Christmas, with all the shopping and running around and constant barrage of consumerism can fuck right off.  I feel like I haven't been able to take a breath for a week.  

If I had my way, I'd sleep from December 1st up to the 23rd, only waking for the occasional Christmas party and concert.

I can't wait until tomorrow when I can just relax and actually enjoy the holiday. I'll snap out of it.

This may be the last post for a bit.  The comp is on the fritz again.

Merry Christmas, folks.

8 comments:

  1. I had to look up what Euchre is. See, you're spreading the holiday cheer despite the rampant consumerism trying to crush it from you like a juicer.

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  2. I love euchre. No one down here knows what it is. So sad. Here's hoping it's a good one for you. Merry Christmas.

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  3. Ugh, the shopping drives me NUTS! I only buy a few things for my family but gosh, it adds up. Looking forward to just having a drink and relaxing... Merry Christmas!

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  4. So what you're saying here is you long to be a bear in a cave for four weeks each year?? Hmmm... as long as we're wishing ourselves into animals you can put me down for a bunny rabbit because I hear they bump cottontails frequently - and well... you know what? I'm just going to stop myself right here.

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  5. I totally agree. I've been better this year, but I haven't done half of what I usually do.

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  6. I know how you feel. Also to comment on learning God Rest Ye Merry Gentlement, I LOVE the Barnaked Ladies (I think it's them, with Sarah Mcglochlan ... sp?) version of it.

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  7. That is a really good version of it, I agree. The Good Lovelies do a fantastic job of it as well.

    A sick sick part of me loves the South Park version of O Holy Night where cartman is getting shocked with the cattle prod.

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