Christmas is less than 2 weeks away which is kind of odd because it really doesn’t feel like Christmas time yet to me.
I don’t think there’s one main reason why. I think there’s a lot of little ones.
It could be that Thanksgiving was a little later this year shortening the shopping time.
The fact that my wife works retail and has to deal with crazy hours and even crazier customers could have something to do with it.
Just last week after going above and beyond to correct a store mistake she had a customer say, “That’s not acceptable. I don’t make mistakes and you shouldn’t either!”
Seriously? How my wife came home with a lip that night is a mystery to me. I would have bitten mine clean off… or told the guy off and came home unemployed! She has more restraint than me in that area.
All that has put us behind on decorating the house! The tree is up but lots of our other decorations are still in boxes. Getting out the Nativity set will certainly help us all focus on the season better. That’s on tomorrow night’s to-do list.
I think the biggest thing zapping my Christmas spirit has been the weather. We had a cold snap with snow a few weeks ago. Since then it’s warmed and all the snow is gone leaving everything dirty and brown.
It was so warm today I was able to clean the garage in sweat pants and a t-shirt. Not something I’m used to in December!
This week I plan on getting back on track! I can’t control the weather but I can help finish decorating the house. I can listen to a ton of Christmas music, we can watch some Christmas movies… and I can count my blessings. That should help do the trick!
How about you? Are you filled up with Christmas spirit this year or is it lagging a little?