Groan…sniff…sigh. I’ve lost it. I have looked all over and I cannot find my holiday spirit. I have a hundred excuses but I can’t get myself excited about Christmas. The shopping is done. The beloved husband put up the tree but I just can’t get enthused about decorating or baking or most anything holiday-related.
Maybe it’s packed away somewhere with the old Christmas gifts that I forgot. Maybe I left it at the veterinarian on my last visit. I just can’t find it.
This is not like me. I am the one who buys gifts early – mostly for me – and forgets where I hide them (assuming I haven’t worn it yet). I probably bought something on sale last year and I can’t remember if that’s true or where I put it.
We have been doing everything to get me in the mood. Scented candles – that sort of worked – it made me so hungry for gingerbread that I had to go out and buy a muffin. Thank you Yankee candle!
Electric candles are in the window making the house look so inviting after dark. We even toured some of the more ridiculous holiday displays. You know the ones I mean. During the day there are lumps of dirty laundry lying in the yard. At night, it all comes alive in animation. It’s not doing it for me this year. Not even with the snarky comments.
There are carols playing in the house. I am singing along, off-key of course, but it’s not working.
The cats are jockeying for the prime real estate. For the next few weeks that spot is on the velvet skirt under the tree. They are amazing. They will each take their turn at different times. People should work together like they do. (Did you hear that Congress????) I wonder if I should get in the rotation. Looking at the tree from a different angle may help.
We start the holiday socializing this week and I hope that works. I will get dressed up and talk to adults. Maybe some shiny clothes with bling will help. Perhaps the conversation and all the wonderful stories people tell will help me find that spirit.
Now dang! Where did I put it? Maybe it’s in with my snow boots that I didn’t use last year. Where did I put them? Sigh!