You know that song from the modern version of "The Grinch." You know the one that goes, "Where are you Christmas? Why can't I find you? Why have you gone, aaaaa-waaaaaay?" (Think Faith Hill...)
Yeah, I thought you'd know that one. That is sort of how I am feeling right now.
What is wrong with me? I LOVE Christmas. I always have. But this year, I just can't seem to get into the Christmas spirit. I am excited to go to Christmas Mass and celebrate in the joy of Jesus's birthday, but at the same time, it doesn't feel like it is time yet.
The shopping is done, and wrapping to boot. Santa has been visited. Carols are on the radio in the car. Our house is decorated inside and out.
However, it is 60 degrees outside and my husband is at this very moment....mowing the lawn.
That's right. It is December 21st here on the west coast of Florida and Mr. Rose is mowing the lawn. Last night we packed up the kiddos in the car, and drove around looking for Christmas lights. We had the air conditioning on in the car. (Insert disapproving sigh.)
I know there are many, many people in the Northeast cursing me right now as they dig themselves out from a blizzard. But Christmas in Florida just doesn't seem like Christmas at all.
Click here to see the video of "Where are You Christmas?" (Notice the SNOW?) It's one of my new favorites. Enjoy!