Posted by: Calvin | December 8, 2007


Christmas Spirit Countdown:   12/07/07 – 1 out of 10

Trees, Flowers and Birds are getting into the season.  Somewhere in the Suburbs they are getting into the season.  Me?  Not so much.  I do not have one Christmas decoration up inside my house, except for a Santa sitting in a sleigh that has been on my plant shelf for years.  Truth be told, I am too lazy to get out a ladder to take him down.  Now I am used to him sitting there in our great room watching nearly all that occurs in the common areas of our modest home.  I have rationalized my laziness by saying he is a constant reminder to my kids that Santa watches them year round to decide if they are naughty or nice.  Rationalizations aside, I am just plain lazy!

I need to do something to get me out of this bahumbug funk I am in.  On a scale of 1 to 10, I would say my Christmas spirit is somewhere around a 1 right now.  My boys are starting to get excited.  So I need to kick it up a notch!  Tomorrow the tree goes up.  The ornaments will dangle and the angel will be perched atop.  If my husband is not around, I might even put up the musical bells that light up to each note in the scale.  I will dust off my violin and try to play Christmas carols with the boys and talk GM across the street into getting out her accordion.  (Yes, it has become a tradition for us to play violin/accordion Christmas carol duets by the bonfire!)  I wish I could say I am getting excited just thinking about it.  Maybe I need a good night’s sleep . . . we shall see.  There is also a good chance that after a good night’s sleep the only change will be that I will closely resemble my Christmas Elf name:

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  1. Get off your sorry ass and get into the spirit! I’m sure it doesn’t help that your bagel buddy here is nearly done with her holiday obligations — that includes buying DH’s nurse her present.

    You have two terrific kids and wonderful husband. Do something nice for them and then we’ll go out and have a good time. Mom’s Night Out is your reward.

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