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December Stole My Ho Ho Ho

2012 December 6

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*

5 Responses leave one →
  1. linette permalink
    December 6, 2012

    Right here with ya (and living in San Diego too : ) )…between work obligations, daily household tasks, family illnesses, school fundraisers, gift lists to be made, looming piles of Christmas cards to be sent, 75 degree sunny days, etc. etc. it’s really been tough to find the merry this year. But I plan to continue making more cookies and peppermint hot chocolate in the hopes it will somehow infuse my spirit for the holidays. (It’s at least infusing my waistline, but I’ll deal with that next year.) Love your blog by the way – from a frequent reader, yet infrequent commenter.

  2. December 6, 2012

    Girl, I’m with you. I’m very very very slowly plodding away at my Christmas list, and VERY much looking forward to the weekend before Christmas (bless the calendar this year for putting it on a Tuesday and my firm having Christmas Eve off) when I can let it all go and Christmas my rear end off.

  3. December 6, 2012

    Oh, I feel you in a major way! The thing I love best about Christmas season is just lazing under the tree, looking at the lights and smelling the pine…but a lot has to be done before we can get there! So, I’m planning to just do one blitzkrieg day this weekend to set everything up. We’ll see if that works…

  4. Joan permalink
    December 8, 2012

    Same here.. We own a business and december is always incredibly stressful and financially tight. I used to love love love december! My birthday is 11 december. Difficult to be merry, but baking cookies is always a great idea!

  5. December 10, 2012

    I’m with you there. I am normally the one who the day after Thanksgiving has the house looking like a big holly jolly house but this year I put it off until December 6th. And that was just the house. I mean I want to be all Ho Ho Ho but instead I’m more of a semi-bah-humbug. Kinda like I wanna kick the cane out from Timmy just because I feel like it. So does that make me a horrible person? Does that make you a horrible person?

    Nah…. we here in the good old San Diego have a weird experience with the holidays because we don’t know what snow is. There isn’t a clear defined moment when Christmas should be stepping in. So sometimes it comes a little late…. like when I’m enjoying a margarita on the beach in March.

    Don’t be so hard on yourself. You have readers to do that for you 😉

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