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Trying to get in the Holiday Mood

November 24th, 2018 at 11:34 pm

2018 has been a very challenging year. Thanksgiving this year reflected that I'm afraid. My brother and SIL always host Thanksgiving and we all usually have a wonderful time. This year I think everyone was just tired and stressed. We had a very nice meal, but it just seemed that people were a little edgy and snappy with each other. My nephew is still recovering from the stroke and he was tired and got a little frustrated with having trouble navigating the passing of food etc. When dinner was over we usually watch football well into the evening but this year people left earlier then usual. Then there was a misunderstanding that blew up on social media and resulted in hurt feelings. Sigh...I really hate it when people air family tussles on facebook.

We decided this year not to buy gifts for Christmas. There really is nothing I need or want and there aren't any young children in our family. I will still be hosting our usual Christmas Eve dinner and get together but without all the pressure of everyone trying to figure out what to buy each other! I think everyone was thinking the same way but no one wanted to be the first to say it. But when I suggested it to my brother he immediately agreed and then it just spread from there. I think everyone was relieved. We will focus on each other and being together over good food and company. Isn't that what it's supposed to about anyway?

I'm trying to find my holiday spirit and think about getting the condo decorated and my menu for Christmas Eve but it's just not there yet. Hopefully it will kick in soon. I usually love the holidays.

It is pouring down rain right now...I'm thankful it isn't snow!

4 Responses to “Trying to get in the Holiday Mood”

  1. Smallsteps Says:

    If you find a path to a holiday spirit please share. There are more then a few people struggling this year with getting in the mood.
    It does take the pressure off to limit or streamline gifts and it is often a welcome relief to many people. I think it is really great if you can enjoy this time of year instead of being stressed.

  2. Jenn Says:

    It's still November! Give yourself some time. Especially so you can emotionally get the family drama out of your mind.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    I'm sorry Thanksgiving was stressful for you. And hopefully things will look up for Christmas. To be honest, social media has caused everyone to think because a holiday isn't one big fun packed event, we are missing out on stuff. I know movies and television have done that as well.

    Maybe when everyone gets a little rest, you will get more in the holiday spirit. And I'm with you...rather have rain than snow.

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