Not Feeling Christmas and Such + Weekend Vlog

December 19, 2017

I’m not feeling Christmas this year, at all. Clutch your pearls at the fact that we just got a Christmas tree yesterday, as in December 18, one week before Christmas. Clearly we were way tardy to the party because we had to peruse about 4 lots of Charlie Brown “womp womp” trees before we found one. Went to decorate it and as  we started searching for the lights I conveniently remembered I tossed them all out last year because I was going to buy all new ones during the after Christmas sale.

That didn’t happen.

So now we have a tree with no lights and due to a child not cleaning her room, and folks consistently failing to discard of their hot chocolate debris I’ve yelled Christmas is cancelled more times than I care to mention.

Before you call me a Grinch, I vow to gather myself and salvage the remainder of the Christmas season with some semblance of joyfulness complete with a show of twinkling lights and baked cookies and Christmas movies.

Well the elf has been moving around a bit. That has to count for something.

This weekend was a busy one as most of them are. I suppose I move around so much that I don’t realize it until people bring it to my attention. Sometimes I wonder if my life is really that full of amazing people and places to go or am I over committing myself. Trust me, figuring that puzzle out is at the very top of my 2018 list.

Went to Ikea twice this weekend because I can’t quite come to terms with the shower curtain and rug for the bathroom makeover. I’ve resolved to understanding that what I am looking for doesn’t lie in the twist and turns of the Ikea maze. I give up.

My Friday night dinner consisted of Varsity onion rings and a fried peach pie. It was a long week.

Atlanta Varsity

Saturday night we had a late dinner with friends.

Sunday I had brunch with one of my favorite people for her birthday….and stood in line at Ikea again. If you’ve never been to Ikea on a Sunday, you’ve missed nothing except heartache and frustration.

Thank you so much to those of you that took out the time to fill out my blog survey. I know it doesn’t work on mobile, but if you are on a desktop and haven’t filled it out yet if you wouldn’t mind giving me your thoughts and feedback on how I’m doing over here I’d appreciate it. 

Due to the overwhelming response of respondents wanting to see my family’s weekend vlogs make a come back I did film this weekend and hopefully I’ll stay on track and get back to doing them regularly.

Hope you are having a great week. How was your weekend?





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    December 19, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I feel you. I am considering throwing all the decorations out after this Christmas too. I know it’s kind of selfish but I’ve been lowering my sons expectations as well. I can’t fake the funk (or get out of it) and I’m thinking of ways to celebrate in a way that excites us all.

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    Tiffany Griffin
    December 19, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    I’m not feeling Christmas this year either! I thought it was just me.

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    December 22, 2017 at 7:17 am

    This christmas tree is coming down the day after christmas. And that never happens over here. LOL I’m doing better this Christmas than last christmas and the christmas before. Time I guess…

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