Tuesday, December 04, 2007


I know it's time, and normally I look forward to these weeks of tree decorating, light-hanging and cookie-baking all year long. But for the life of me, I can't get into the spirit this season -- and I'm not sure why.

I have more free time this year than I've had in a very long time, yet am I scapbooking? No. Am I making any gifts? Nope. Have I even thought about writing my traditional holiday poem and making our yearly photo collage and sending out cards? Uh-uh.

I think the only way to deal with this is to count on that adage that says that behaving so makes it so. If I behave as if I'm in the holiday spirit, maybe I will come to actually feel the holiday spirit. So that's it. I'll invite all the kids, plus a friend or two each, to decorate a tree, drink eggnog (they'll probably want it spiked!), and bake cookies this weekend.

Maybe that will do the trick and wake up this sleepy holiday spirit. One can only hope...

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mks said...

You are not the first person - or the first blogger for that matter -who has commented about not being in the spirit of the holidays. I was and now it is kind of fading....a little early for it to fade. I want to get the spirit back so I am not just going through the motions.

Jen said...

It will probably help to drag some co-conspirators in. I'm not surprised that it's hard this year, because you've had a heck of a year and a lot of pressure, and sometimes then having that free time is not freeing, so to speak. Huge hugs!

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