Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pre-Holiday Blues?

Is there such a thing? I woke up this morning feeling anxious, tired and depressed. Overwhelmed really.

I had a stack of unopened Christmas cards next to my computer. I half heartedly opened them. Smiled at the pictures and then went back to my blah mood.

The kids are constantly sniping at each other. Buddy is like me and relishes quiet time. Sissy is more like the Evil Twin and talks non-stop. It doesn't take a huge stretch of imagination to know that situation is like oil and water. Over the years, I've developed the skill to block noises out. Buddy has not learned that trick yet.

I don't want to make the traditional Christmas meal. I can't think of anything I'd like to eat, actually - I'm a stress non-eater.

I feel like we didn't do enough for the kids this year, but we're financially teetering right now. We bought them the "normal" amount of gifts as in past years, but it just doesn't seem good enough. I'll perk up on Christmas morning when they open their gifts, I know. They'll be pleased.

I have to go grocery shopping and I really, really do not like crowds, but I HAVE to go if we want food to eat the next few days.

I didn't even check the Wednesday Madhouse topic - I wanted to piss and moan and get all this off my mind. Sorry to be a Debbie Downer.

I hope you hooligans are having a better Wednesday than I am! :-)



  1. Wow...And I thought recently unemployed people like myself complained a lot. Cheers ETW!!

  2. i completely understand where you are coming from... sometimes you need to vent :-)

    Merry Christmas.. hope the spirits lift!

  3. Screw tradition... Chinese restaurants are open on Christmas.

    Christmas Kung Pao Chicken?

    Holiday broccoli in garlic sauce?

    Festive egg rolls?

  4. I agree go hit the Christmas Chinese Buffet!!!

  5. There is indeed the pre-christmas blues phenom. And its kind of a drag, I hear ya. Seems like so much hype, and expectations are off the hook. Your kids do just fine, I'm sure. We all live in the "have" section of the world, right?
    Cheers Sweet-pea : )

  6. I've been there in past years. This year's good though. I think part of it is because of the bakery. It's hard to be in a blah mood when there are sprinkles and sparkles everywhere.

  7. I can understand that. You are feeling a little overwhelmed. I get the late Christmas day blahs, after everyone has opened the presents and eaten the food when I sit back and go 'did I really spend weeks prepping for this-it went so fast'

  8. You response to Christmas is perfectly natural. It's so stressful these days. I'd tune out; put on your favourite disc and stroke the cat.

    And pledge yourself to simplify next year.

    I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  9. Yes.

    I pray that all reversed for you and yours this morning. Merry Christmas, hugs and love to you and yours!

    *We're having pizza for lunch, if you'd care to stop by.