The Christmas Spirit

Well, I’ve decided, I’m just not going to bother with decorating this year.  While I’m still all for finding the perfect gift for someone, wrapping the presents and doing the card thing, I just don’t feel like lugging in all the boxes this time.  So instead, I’ve picked up a live little tabletop tree from Trader Joe’s.  And if the stockings are accessible I think I’ll hang those up.  But really, that’s it for me.

Funny thing, I was feeling a little, I don’t know, maybe guilty about not decorating (though we don’t have kids and we don’t really entertain at home, so really, no one but me would miss it) and I mentioned it to friends over the weekend.  It took the I-go-all-out-and-decorate-for-all-holidays friend – the one you can’t help but be jealous of because well, she decorates for all the holidays and come on, that’s just cool as shit – to admit to having those occassions where she didn’t feel like decorating either.  That’s when I finally took that breath and just admitted to myself that it’s just fine and dandy if I don’t want to decorate this year.  That doesn’t really make me Little Miss Bah Humbug.

3 thoughts on “The Christmas Spirit

  1. Geggie

    I’m so right there with you, sister!  No decorations for us.  P leaves on Sunday to go to AZ and I leave next Wednesday, there’s just no point in the decor.  The cats won’t appreciate it when we’re gone.

  2. Kat

    I don’t know Geggie, I think the cats would most definitely appreciate a decorated tree.  You on the other hand might not appreciate returning home to their show of appreciation though 😉

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