It’s Christmas Week already! I don’t know about the rest of you maniacs, but I’m about at my wits’ end. Last time, I mentioned that I’ve got two kids at home. I didn’t mention that I’ve also got two grown daughters with families of their own. So I’m a mother of young kids and a grandmother. That means that Christmas is CRAZY around here!
I’ve managed to get the house all lit up and decked out, but I still have some Christmas shopping to do. I’m trying really hard not to put it off, because I know the later I wait the worse it’ll be, but I just can’t find the time. Shoot, I’m using this post as more of an excuse to take a break from the Christmas nightmare more than anything else.
I’m having trouble staying positive. Money’s still kind of tight, and I’m second-guessing every gift. We’re not able to spend as much on Christmas as we used to, and I’m afraid the kids are going to be expecting more. And I’m sure they’re spending too much on me. I keep telling them that they don’t have to get PatientHubby and me anything, but they still seem to feel obligated. They really ought to spend that money on themselves and their kids.
I know I should be trying to get more into the “Christmas Spirit,” but it’s not easy. PatientHubby may be patient, but that doesn’t mean he gets much done for the holidays. Oh, he’s helped me pick out some nice things for the kids, but that’s pretty much it. For the most part, it’s all on my shoulders. And my shoulders ache!
I’m not really sure how much of the headache is because of the menopause and the hormones, and how much is just typical holiday stress. I used to be able to handle it so much better. It’s crazy and it’s hectic, and I’m really trying to stay positive, but it’s hard.
Happy Holidays, Maniacs. I hope you’re handling them better than I am.
Love and Balance!