Thursday, December 25, 2014

This Blah Christmas

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas. For me, it was pretty blah.

I must have been channeling Laphelle. I just wasn't feeling it this time around. I had more things get on my nerves than make me feel warm and fuzzy. Instead of counting down the days until the big event, I counted down the days until the traffic was going to calm down. Blah-de-blah-de-blah...

Let's get on to New Year's Eve, which is probably my favorite holiday. (Halloween used to be, but I'm not as into that now either.)

New Year's Eve is a time for new goals and for reflection. It represents growth, and there are no obligations to be anywhere or buy anything for anybody. It's really a sort of personal holiday, and I like that.

2014 can kiss my butt. 2015 will be a better year.


  1. Hollywood de-emphasizez Christ and makes Christmas about family and friends and Santa Claus and gifts.

    For me as a Catholic, the Christ Mass is a high holy day of obligation, it isn't about me or how I feel, it's about a God who was born so he could die for me.

    God bless you.

  2. My dear, sweet friend, I have been where you are. Waiting for the moment all of the hub-bub of the Christmas holiday season was over and we could focus on moving forward and looking towards a brighter, happier, new year.

    I installed the TimeHop app on my phone and was reading some of my previous posts from years gone by ... I was most definitely in a bah-humbug Scrooge frame of mind for many, many years. I get it.

    This year was different though. I don't REALLY know why. I think maybe because I focused more on helping others (with the Stickman Stew campaign) and not so much on myself and what the boys wanted for Christmas. (They always want thousands of dollars worth of stuff that they know they'll never get lmbo) I was able to get some gifts for my sister's kids - something I usually am not able to do - and I was able to gift my brother's two adorable little boys with videos from Santa this year that they absolutely adored.

    I was completely and totally emotional and hormonal this year (hate it when my body wants to sync itself with the holidays - ugh!) so I tried to focus on the positive instead of the negative ... and remembered the real reason for the season - celebrating the birth of baby Jesus and all that entails. Speaking of which ... there is this absolutely UNBELIEVEABLY TALENTED GROUP on YouTube I want you to check out when you get a moment (if you don't already know of them). They are called Pentatonix - OMG Carrie, I literally had tears streaming down my face yesterday watching their videos. Will definitely put you in a better frame of mind listening to them. They are fantastic!

    As for the pending new year - I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of 2015 as well. The years may go by faster and faster ... but they are getting better as time goes on. Know you are loved by more than you can imagine my sweet friend!

    1. Thanks, Kim! I'll check out Pentatonix. I think part of my blahs come from feeling like I'm not living up to other people's expectations as far as gifts, time, and even people pressuring me to have a baby, which I'll do when and if I want to, thank you very much! I just wish it could be a holiday where we celebrate a season of giving and not so much putting pressure on one another. Thank you for being a good buddy! Always look forward to your comments :-D

  3. I'm waiting for the end of the year, and I won't be going anywhere or doing anything. I want it that way, and so does my wife. Another year down.

    My kitty Dinni got a new toy, and some king of chicken flavored treat. = - D

    1. Yup, another year down! Cross it off the list! Kaiser got a couple new squeaky toys and some chicken flavored treats as well. He's quite content!