December Stole My Ho Ho Ho
Here it is, December 6th, less than three weeks away from Christmas. I spend most of my year telling anyone who will listen how Christmas is my favorite time of year. How I can’t wait for the holidays. How to put the “ho ho ho” into their ho-hum lives.
And here I am, on the cusp of it, and having a lot of trouble finding my merry. I have too much to do. Too many things on my list. Deadlines to meet. New business to find. School fundraisers to support. Babies to buy gifts for. Kids to make memories for. Cookies to bake. A workout to maintain. Lights to hang. Expenses to tally. Cards to mail. Clients to thank. More school fundraisers to support.
Remember my Christmas bucket list from a few weeks back? I have barely made a dent.
December has stolen my “ho ho ho” right out from under me.
This season is supposed to be about family and memories and glee. And so far, it’s been more nightmarish than night before Christmas. I want to love the season and embrace the holidays and be merry and bright all month long, but frankly, it’s proving to be a little exhausting. Maybe it’s the lack of snow (after nine years, I am still not used to a green Christmas) or the non-holiday related obligations that aren’t going on hold, or the fact that, as my husband likes to remind me, it’s still three weeks away…or maybe I need to bake some more cookies 😉
But whatever it is, I hope the spirit finds me soon. I have been waiting for it all year.
Anyone else having trouble getting into the holiday spirit? Please…commiserate with me! I know you’re out there 😉
*photo via here*