Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Bah Humbug!!

Most of you probably don't know that the holiday season is just not my favorite time of the year. My comment is usually "if I were to go to sleep and wake up on January 2nd, I would be so happy!!" It isn't that I don't like Christmas (although I say it a lot). I mainly don't like what Christmas has become. It seems that the season starts earlier and earlier every year and the goal is to see who can spend the most, eat the most, cook the most, and go to the most parties. By the time Christmas rolls around, everyone is exhausted and broke!! I long for the simple Christmases of my childhood but I fear that those days are gone. I also remember a Christmas season over 25 years ago when my dear, sweet grandmother was ill in the hospital and died shortly after the holiday. My Christmases after that were never quite the same, even though I was a mother myself. I fear that the gloomy feelings that I feel linger/are brought on from that time. That being said, I think you probably understand that I am the office "Scrooge". Imagine my surprise when I returned to work from our Thanksgiving trip to Pensacola to find my area of the office gaudily decorated by a co-worker that I could easily paddle because she is the age of my oldest son!!! She, and everyone else in the building, have gotten great joy out of me sitting in the midst of what I have termed "trailer trash Christmas".

The garland around the monitors was probably the tackiest of the decor.....
Then there is this little display that I must look at all day that is on the window into the reception area......
And last but not least is the 'Charlie Brown Christmas tree' that is on the counter that was wrapped with wrapping paper............it is kinda growin' on me......
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We talked to Madison on the phone tonight. She talked about seeing Santa Claus but I don't think she sat on his lap or talked to him, assume she just walked by him at the mall. She also knows that she has a birthday coming up and told me she was going to be "two and a half". I reminded her that she was going to be "three"!! It was nice to hear her sweet little voice.