Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I have been feeling so overwhelmed lately, hence so few entries. My best friend's daughter-in-law wanted to do a cookie exchange while they are in town for the holidays. The thing is she wants 7 dozen cookies per person. Yes, I said 7 dozen. I work and really don't have time for this. I ran out of sugar and flour and didn't want to go by walmart at midnight when I got off work because I have been so sleepy lately. So now that I have waited until this morning our hot water heater is on the blink so I can't get a shower before starting my day. Yes, I could just tell her it is too many cookies for my busy schedule, but it would be like telling my daughter I am not going to do something important to her. She would understand, but I am just not going to do it.
Then last night just as I got to work, my husband called to tell me my daughter had been in an accident. She is okay, but it totaled her car. It's a piece of junk car, but her only source of transportation and a symbol of her sobriety and much loved. Ol' Rhonda has to go to the coroner in Albuquerque for some odd reason for the insurance claim. So the day after Thanksgiving we have to go to Las Cruces to find her another car. It is always a rushed thing and she ends up with something far differnet than she would have liked just because it is available at the time and in our price range. This is about the seventh car we have had to find for my daughter in as many years. The others were totaled or destroyed during her addiction. This car was well loved and cared for. Timing is the bad thing. I just thought I wouldn't get to see her for Thanksgiving! At least I have days off starting on Friday.
I have all my shopping done and thanks to my best friend should have all my Christmas cookies done long ahead of time. Most of my decorations are already out thanks to my husband not ever having taken them to the shed last year. But in my heart I am not ready for the holidays. It has not been a bad year, just a quick one. The weather is warm which makes it hard to think of winter holidays, but even this year it wouldn't have helped. I don't now if it is subtle depression or just the blahs. I could skip it all this year and be happy celebrating it in July! My weight has gone crazy and I need to fast to get back on track jk! I'm am just a Scrooge this year.