Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Lite

The tree is up and there are three gifts underneath. One for the family, one for Bryan and one for me. All purchased by me. I have my daughter's gift (singular) but it won't go under the tree until Christmas Eve because she's too nosy. My son wants $$ to enhance his tattoo. **sigh**

Christmas sure has changed.

All my Christmas cards have been mailed and I put a package in the mail to my parents yesterday.
I have a few more small things to pick up for my sister, brother-in-law and my two nieces.

Christmas really has changed.

There is less anticpation about the holiday and more feelings of obligation. Ain't that a trip?

I remember when I was a kid we went to bed before the sun went down on Christmas Eve and tossed and turned all night because our stomachs were in knots. It was exciting. Last year, I think my kids were up at 6:00 am. The year before that: 4:00 am. This year? I think they are going to sleep in.

Truth be told, I'm still kinda looking forward to it.


Bunny Brown said...

I loved Christmas as a kid, it was THE best time ever!!! The past two Christmases for me have been a total bust, recouping from surgery TWO YEARS IN A ROW!!!!!!! This year I'm so thankful to God for allowing me to see another Christmas and with all that said I still get a little depressed because it marks another year without my beloved dad. *sigh* I guess I have a love/hate relationship with the end of the year holidays.

TJ said...

I'm always glad for the holidays. Sometimes I'm glad to experience them. Sometimes I'm glad that the year is almost over. LOL.

LadyLee said...

I too remember the excitement of Christmas as a child... these days, I am thankful for time off. I'm looking forward to my week and a half off from work!

I think it's more fun when kids are involved. I love seeing their excitemnent.

Diva (in Demand) said...

I'm just ready for it to be over.....I'm quite miserable right now. I want to go to sleep and have somebody wake me up around March.

Remnants of U said...

I'm not really in the holiday spirit this year. Maybe it's because my son is grown. Not sure.