27 November 2006

Let the Season Begin

To begin, it is "officially" the holiday season...the turkeys have been picked clean, the cranberries are gone, and there is the hectic buzz of gift shopping in the air. I realized I was torn in my "thankfulness" over the holiday. While I am thankful to have a home, clothes, food, and family, I was also regretful of the fact my mother is thousands of miles away in Florida, my daughter was visiting her father in Michigan, no friends were around, and that because of work I couldn't actually spend much time with my husband. I know, I'm an ungrateful wretch...but its honesty of my feelings, so don't give me too hard a time. Add to it my frustration of driving the kidlet to Michigan & back...twice. On both Wednesday and Sunday I mad it to Michigan with no problems or delays. Driving back is another story. On Wednesday what is normally a 3 - 3 1/2 hour trip took over 7 hours! Sunday wasn't as bad...only 4 1/2. *sigh* 'Tis the season of travelling through Chicago.

So today is time for Christmas to go up in the house. I'm realizing that after 3 hours I'm beyond exhausted. Baby Boy has been kicking up a storm. And I'm taking a much needed rest. Christmas will simply have to come gradually this year. I think I'll start wrapping gifts...less chance for anyone to "stumble" upon something I don't want them to see before Dec. 25th!

1 comment:

angela said...

Hey girl...just checking in. I don't know how you do it all with work and kid and being pregnant too...that's alot to do. In a way it's nice to let the Christmas stuff come up slowly...that way you aren't sick of it by December 25. Take it slow and enjoy.

Weather here is brrrrr! We are getting our first real arctic cold front today. Supposed to get 1/4 inch of ice at least tonight and snow all day tomorrow. I am in a show at my church (just a little Broadway style Christmas dealie) that opens tomorrow...I am not feeling optimistic about throngs of people tomorrow night.