I heard today that Christmas is less than five weeks away. I am in denial about this fact.
Normally I am one of Christmas’s biggest advocates, up there with Elves and Snowmen in sparkly wonder at its brilliance. I love all of it, the build up, the lights, the decorations, the food, the shopping (yes even the shopping because at least it’s accompanied by my favourite cheesy christmas tunes in a loop).
This year however I am in a Christmas funk. It could be because I’m currently residing in a phyciatric unit (you think?). Or it could be because I am completely taken over by the organising of my middle child’s Robot Birthday Party Spectactular. Possibly because we (like everyone I know but hey still gonna moan) are a bit skint and the thought of the cost of all that tinsel turns my tum. Whatever the reason I can’t seem to jump on board the Christmas wagon.
I have tried Christmas therapy. I have eaten mince pies (even though I don’t really like the stodgy gooey yuckiness). I have ventured into town to soak up atmosphere (leaving me with a bruised toe and seeing greed, which left as bad a taste in my mouth as the aforementioned mince pies). I popped on some festive tunes, but with depression hanging over me they sounded tacky and tuneless.
So for now I’m going to have to opt out. Concentrate on getting me better and hope there is enough time left afterwards to organise a nice Christmas for my children. My hope is for a quiet one, lots of snuggling on the sofa watching Christmas movies. Good food, good company and a warm fire. So I have less than five weeks, here’s hoping it all works out for the best.
I think cosy snuggling on the sofa watching movies sounds like a wonderful Christmas. The people within your 4 walls, thats what counts really.
I agree and I’m very blessed with a lovely family.
It will all work out just fine Ella. I’ve put a special request up the chimney for you and yours!
I love Christmas too 🙂
For peace of mind you could get each Child a gift online then work on the rest as and when you are able.
I do all my shopping online these days. I know of some lovely websites let me know if you would like a few addresses.
You are so right to concentrate on getting better. All they really want for Christmas…. is you x
That’s true. I was planning on doing a fair amount of shopping online this year. Thanks for the advice.
Love the snuggling-n-movie idea, too. This year we’re doing low-key Christmas. I refuse to get in a tizz about it.
Good for you , honestly I think it’s more fun for everyone. Now if only I could convince everyone to skip the present exchange !
I feel your pain!! I’m trying to get myself out of the depressive low I am currently in, in time to enjoy Christmas. The online shopping advice is great, that’s how I’ve done most of mine this year and definitely so much easier! I did some wrapping on Monday and was really in the mood, but since then I’ve gone back down and can find no motivation!! Depression sucks!! Xxxx
Depression totally sucks ! Here’s hoping both our moods lift soon.