Monday, December 13, 2010

Feelin' the Christmas spirit

The first two weeks of December have flown by for me. While I have been seeing my neighbors' Christmas decorations, listening to Christmas music on the radio, and drinking Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks, I just haven't been into it.

I remember feeling like this last Christmas. I was having trouble finding the joy that Christmas usually brings me. I am a Christmas person; I love everything about it and I look forward to it every year.

Last Christmas was overshadowed by Mr. Rose's preparations for his 4 month trip, so I can understand why I was a little down then. But I have no idea what the problem is now.

A little part of it may be because I feel so overwhelmed by everything I need to do. Over the weekend, I made some progress with the Christmas shopping and writing Christmas cards. We also got our tree up and decorated our house.

But I still feel an immense weight on my shoulders from all the unfinished tasks. I made a list last night to help me keep track of everything, but that list keeps getting longer and not shorter.

So that's it - I have got to cut some things out. There will be some items on my to-do list that are not going to get done before Christmas. I just have to figure out what they are!

How are you feeling this Christmas? Overwhelmed and stressed? Or happy and peaceful?

Erin

5 comments:

Kmama said...

I just posted about this on Friday. I have way too many obligations to uphold and expectations to meet each Christmas. It takes the fun right out of it.

Shell said...

Definitely overwhelmed. Need to feel the Christmas spirit...maybe now that we got through my oldest's birthday...we'll see.

blueviolet said...

I'm totally stressed, and struggling with this year's location change.

Liz said...

since we aren't traveling this year, i feel much, MUCH better!

Cheryl said...

Overwhelmed? Check. Stressed? Check. I'm hoping to feel better this time next week. *fingers crossed* I hope you do, too! *hugs*