Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I'm tired. I don't feel good. I'm annoyed. It's a wonderful time of year!!! That's sarcasm. Seeing as how I just got back from vacation I really shouldn't be feeling this way but I am. I can't help it. Christmas is always my favorite time of year. This year, I'm not into it. I didn't mail Christmas cards, I didn't go all out with my decorating like normal. I'm not finished with my shopping. Which means I'm also not finished with my wrapping. Thank God for Dean. He's off today & got some last minute gifts & ran a ton of errands.

I know being sick doesn't help. Also the fact that I have to work Christmas Eve & the day after Christmas is a bummer. Especially, since Dean is off.

Our Christmas festivities start Friday night with our friends annual Christmas party. That's always fun & it's next door so it's convenient. Saturday is Christmas at Dean's parents with Dean's brother & our niece & nephew & cousins. That's always fun too & there's always good food.

Speaking of food. There's been eating going on at my house & no exercising. This sickness has just made me not feel like doing anything. I was hoping to go back to Yoglates tomorrow but I don't know. I'm halfway thinking about blowing it all off until after Christmas. Not a good plan but it may very well turn out that way.

Christmas Day will be at our house with my family & Dean's parents. The amount of food we're having is out of control but I know it will all be delicious. I'm actually craving all the holiday food so I'll be happy to have some leftovers.

I hate cold weather. I've said that a million times BUT it is nice for it to be a little cool for Christmas. It's been in the 70's & 80's here. I guess that doesn't help my mood or Christmas spirit.

Then there's all the crap going on in the world. It's awful. I firmly believe that God needs to be in schools. He needs to be everywhere. He needs to be the basis of everything we do.  I think if more people believed & went to Church & had a religious foundation things would be different. I know everyone doesn't agree but it's my blog & my opinions.

So this was uplifting huh?? Hopefully, as the weekend draws closer, the mood will get better!



  1. don't feel so bad - i think A LOT of people are a bit down - 2012 was rough year for many - i didn't send out 1 card, i didn't get a tree, i didn't decorate - NOTHING - presents, ekk i don't even know if i got everyone theirs - i'm WAY out of the spirit - but STILL loven' the movies and can't wait to be with my family!

  2. Traci, maybe something is i the air, I almost burst into tears while out running my errands (trying to finish my shopping). I am annoyed too and don't know why. I think we put our expectations too high and then as it gets close we ralize it isn't as great as we thought it would be. And we all try so hard. Be nice to yourself. Don't worry abot the exercise. I am so glad you were honest with this post, I bet there are ALOT of people feeling the same thing. As for God in schols, I TOTALLY agree. We have put Him on the back burner and need to bring Him back FAST> XO,Pinky

  3. I hope you feel better soon. This is the first day in 3 days that I am up from the bed. I have been so sick too. I think it's a normal occurrence at this time of the year. I find some polish pottery at Marshall's and TJMaxx and Tuesday Morning. You can find them on on line stores but usually expensive....Christine

  4. Hope you're feeling better. I am not quite in the spirit either - have even taken down a couple of decorations and put back in the boxes :( Simple seems better this year. Enjoy your parties this weekend, that ought to lift your spirits!

  5. Looks like a great trip! We have been on Carnival before, and while it did NOT compare (even remotely) to Disney, it was cheap! :)
    Those california rolls look awful! Go somewhere decent and try again. They really are wonderful when prepared correctly.
    I am NOT in the Christmas spirit either. :( I already took 4 boxes of decor back up to the attic, because I was just walking around it agonizing. I am trying to make things fun for the boys, but I am so ready for this to be over.
    As always, Doug is ruining the holiday. I can always count on him to be consistent with that. My family misses my grandmother. My sister is moving in a few days, and I can't quit eating either. :(
    At least it finally got cold, I guess. Except I hate the cold, too. Sorry you have to work.
    I vote for armed security in all schools. Period. I feel guilty for sitting in misery when CT families are in REAL misery. :(
    Since I swore off complaining on my blog, I guess I have come to your blog to do it. LAWD.

  6. Your not alone, Traci. I lost the Christmas spirit soon after Thanksgiving. The warm weather, the sadness of a first Christmas without my father in law and then the terrible tragedy in the world makes it hard to remember why we celebrate Christmas.

    I agree 100% with your opinion which is why I have to trust that He is in control. Otherwise I would drive myself crazy.

    I haven't been exercising either and decided that next week, it all starts again. No excuses!!

    Hang in there and try to enjoy your busy few days coming up!

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