Monday, November 30, 2009

I'm Trying to Force It

Every year it's the same thing for me.  I DREAD putting up all the Christmas crap.  Some people get so excited they have it up right after Halloween but not me.  I generally think of myself as an optimist, but in this case as I'm putting it up, all I'm thinking about is how I'm going to have to eventually take it all down. 

Last year I talked about the Christmas decorating frenzy taking over about half way through emptying my Christmas bins....  let's just say the "Christmas Cullens" have moved in and I'm still waiting for the fever to set in.  I may even cut my hair and get a tattoo.  I have been getting mad at everyone easily lately... hmmm......

Here is what my living room looks like right now:



That was taken not 5 minutes ago.

Normally this would bother me.  Normally, the sight of the stacked bins, bare tree, ladder and semi-empty bags would disturb me every time I walked down the stairs.  But this year?  Nothing.  I look at it and go "Eh, I'll do it later.  No biggie." 

Is this the first signs of clinical depression?  Or is it because I'm in the middle of The Time Traveler's Wife and all I wanna do all day is read?  Am I mellowing out with age?  Do I need to drink more diet beverages? 

I'm at a loss.

Hopefully I'll pull out of it but if not we may be coming to one of your houses for Christmas. That seems like a lot less work on my part.


10 comments:

Cristin said...

I say finish your book, drink as much diet pop as possible and see how you feel after that...

Memzy said...

First Halloween and now this?

Holiday H8tr.

Memzy said...

ps. finish The TTW first obviously!! We need to dish.

Carol said...

I wouldn't worry too much about your apathy. . .it's called "mellowing" and it's a good thing. However, I want pix of the finished product--by, say, Wednesday?

Landee said...

Holiday H8r? I'm going to have to disagree. I do hate Halloween because it's meaningless and a waste of money. I don't hate Christmas but I do find all the decor & unnecessary fanfare to be annoying. I guess I'm just soooper deep and only like to focus on what the holidays are really about. I ADORE Thanksgiving...little to no decor, good food, family time, thankfulness.

Gosh I'm mature.

As I was fluffing the branches of the Christmas tree this morning I had an inkling of the fever. I just can't decipher if it's just because I wanna vacuum so badly and I can't until all this is cleaned up? Either way, it'll get done. Pics to follow.

eekareek said...

It kinda sounds like maybe you just need to see New Moon again. Just sayin'...

Jenny ESP said...

I never force Christmas decorating. I just let it happen organically. It's better for the environment that way.

ManicMandee said...

This is my first year ever having all the Christmas crap set up November 30th! Usually I'm exactly like what you've just described here.

Flem said...

TTW two thumbs down.

And silly me, I thought you were showing that picture as if to say "look how clean my living room is" and realized that you were complaining.

It is all a matter of perspective.

danandcami said...

If you want simple and REALLY WARM come to my house!! Our "tree" is a plant with homemade ornaments. I don't even think I have put anything up, my kids have. It is GREAT!! and I imagine the take down will be 5 minutes. Do it! DO IT!!!