Tuesday, December 17, 2013
I am lucky this year for not feeling low .
That was not always the case. Mainly when I was working full time
and caring for my disabled husband
the rest of the time, I'd crash when we got our school holiday vacation. It usually was 2 weeks but one time they made it only one week. I definitely needed the 2 weeks to get my strength back. I am now retired but, honestly, I think I have done less for the holiday this year than ever. I am not depressed but I don't feel like pushing myself either. When peopke tell me they made mountains of baked goods to give away or shopped till they dropped (like I used to), well, I listen and know that is not me anymore. My cooking is now geared toward healthy meals and veggies. But it does not look much like a holiday around here. I have no wreath on the front door. The condo association won't let us put lights up an dmy wreathe has little white lights. I am grumpy enough at them that I put up no wreath at all this year.
I have no little ones around. Our daughter is 31 and I want to take her shopping. I find that more fun. I do have a few things purchased for her. My husband , suprisingly, has been coming up with ways to celebrate! Since his stroke 7 years ago, he has pretty much had no ideas at all. So this is a pleasant surprise. Maybe he
will get me more into the holiday spirit. If we had little ones around I'd be doing stuff for them for sure!