Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Have you ever celebrated Christmas in July? There was a year many years ago when a co-worker and I did. We decorated our offices and played Christmas music all day. We also bought presents for each other and another co-worker bought us one too. It was a very fun and carefree time. The reason we did this was because we were converting our mainframe system to our parents companyís system and it was a very stressful time. This eased the stress for us tremendously.
That brings me to todayÖ I walked in and said Bah Humbug and my boss says, ďJuly 25 yep Christmas in July. ď I then saw my co-worker and mentioned our Christmas in July and we both smiled and remembered it fondly. Needleless to say we not have a small amount of decorations out and I have Christmas music playing. It really does something to lift the spirits! The other thing about Christmas music is that it cools you down on these hot days!
The reason I need my spirits lifted is that the stress from trying to get my friendís estate in order, getting his apartment emptied and cleaned has been a difficult. For one the surgery I had three weeks ago limits me from lifting, bending, twisting and basically helping much with the cleanout of the apartment. Thankfully my husband and sons have been right there to pick up the slack. As for the cleaning another friend of Philís offered her services and I was more than grateful to her, since guys donít clean as well as women most of the time.
Last night I was finally able to get the funeral home to agree to the arrangements for his body. Since I wasnít a relative and his 85 year old aunt didnít want to sign off on anything then they had to wait for the courts to appoint me the Administrator of the estate and also to sign my life away to get this accomplished. I didnít think much about doing it when I was on my way to the funeral home, but boy did I feel sad and alone when I got done.
So back to my music to lift these spirits a bit today.
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!