Saturday, December 9, 2006

Tis the Season

      

I love this tag but didn't make it.  I have no idea who did.  It came through my PSP group so thanks to whoever created it.

I'm really trying to shake the "Bah Humbug" syndrome I've fallen into this year.  I've always gone all out with decorating, etc.  This year I'm just not motivated.  I can't put my finger on the reason.  I alway have at least one tree up by Thanksgiving.  Well, I got rid of my artificial trees this past summer and have the one new one.  I'm still so procrastinating about the familyroom and my carpet.  I'm just not in the mood to go buy a live tree, drag it in and string lights on it.  Tonight, I will see how the tree I bought after Christmas last year looks in here.  The whole thing is I know I'm not going to like it.  It was bought for my tiny livingroom.  Sheesh, why can't I just make a decision this year?

Megan will find out the results on Monday.  They got them Friday but the doctor wasn't in to read them.  She doesn't start her break until Dec. 21st.  I know she has to be pushing zero in the money department.  I suppose finances are also weighing heavy on my mind as I just made my first car payment.  Thanks to the good Lord for my bonus which will just cover the repairs to my old car plus the car insurance.  I finally was able to take Joey's Mustang off insurance this week for the winter months, which will help some.

I am noticing that so many in JLand are struggling with health issues and have plates so full right now.  My prayer lists just keeps growing but the comforting thing to know is that the Lord does answer prayers.

I'm hoping to go to church with Becky tomorrow.  I would love to have Megan go and then take the girls out for lunch.  That just might revive my motor and lift my spirits.

Boy, this is turning into a downer entry; not what I intended.  I'm sure once I get some of my decorations out and up I'll start to feel the spirit move me. 

I've had some more duties added at work...an answer to my prayers as I was starting to have to pace things.  I hate not having tons of work to do.  The day goes so much faster when I have priorities to set.  It motivates me to be there everyday because I don't want to get behind.  If I can keep up too easily then it's far too easy to be tempted to blow off a day.  Weird, but that's me.  And, whoo hoo, I'm able to take off the day after Christmas.  I absolutely love my division chief and Rose, who does the same thing I do and trained me so well.  Yes, I am super duper thankful for my new position. 

So, my JLand friends, I am just tired today.  I'm behind again on what alerts I have gotten and behind on visiting.  I will be around to visit this evening.  And just maybe there will be a tree in my familyroom.....

            Thanks to Missie, Missie's Magical Creations, for the adorable siggy!

 

20 comments:

jeanno43 said...

I found it hard to get motivated this year as well.  I do not know the reason.  Got most of it done but not all.  Guess we just have to force ourselves.

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my78novata said...

you are not the only one whom I have heard say it as so many ahve this yearthat they just cant get into it. I cant either and I always have my stuff up by weekend after T day and IM so behind. Im not feeling it. NOT at all!!!!!

chillininjville said...

Hey Chris....its just not you....I'm not motivated either but for me I can put my finger on it. We just moved to PA 3 months ago....we don't have any of our stuff....here it is getting close to Christmas and we don't have a tree....there are no decorations. This year just doesn't feel like Christmas because we are in our home....nothing....
I'm hope you do get out of your bah humbug mood...I know that I'm sure trying..lol

HUGS
Angela

jeadie05 said...

I know the feeling so well Chris ,I am busy like everyone at this time of year ,then by the time I have caught up on alerts I dont have time to do an entry,mind I am up to date on the ironing lol and you know how I feel about that! he he he  ...love Jan xx

jckfrstross said...

its not just you:) hang in there the new year is just around the corner

Deb

ally123130585918 said...

Hi Chris I do hope the Christmas spirit hits you soon ~ and you get your decorations up and the tree trimmed ~ you will have to hurry otherwise it will all be over LOL ~ Glad you are keeping busy at work ~ Ally

chevyz71gurl74 said...

I've got my tree up this year..and decorations as well...but not really in the christmas spirit, i would say being this is our first christmas without my aunt Judy =( has alot to do with it.  Christmas will just never be the same...we were at her house every christmas eve night...and new years eve night...it's just hard....gosh i am getting sad just typing this....i sure hope you get into the christmas spirit...as well as myself and many other jlanders.... Keeping Megan in my thoughts and prayers still....i hope ya'll all get to have lunch together tomorrow.
Hugss..~Terri~

lanurseprn said...

Hey Chris....I know what you mean. I can't decide if I'm having a tree or not.  I'm leaning toward NOT.  It's just a bit too much for me this year.  To put it like my friend Joey says...."2006 blew wads!!" LOL!!  Sounds gross....but it DID!!  LOL!
Just do what you can, take it one day at a time....and Christmas will come anyway.  Enjoy it with your kids.
Pam

chat2missie said...

Please keep me posted about your daughter's results on Monday.  I'll be thinking of her and you!!  I'm not really into Christmas this year either.  I'm looking forward to 2007.  It's got to get better right?  Hope your having a good weekend.
Missie

jlocorriere05 said...

I hope Megan's results are good on Monday. I can't get motivated this year, I don't think I'd dare put a tree up with my two cats, they'd have it down in no time! Have a good weekend! Jeannette xx  

pharmolo said...

Only a fortnight until Christmas now, Chris, you'll muster some seasonal cheer :-)

imgr8phil said...

I understand the bah humbug syndrome you are talking about.  Every year it seems that Christmas means less and less to me and it is hard to really care anymore.  Anyway, I hope you snap out of it and enjoy the holday season.  Take care and have a nice weekend!

Phil

bmorrrick said...

Hi Chris,

I hope your daughter gets a good report on Monday.  Sorry you're feeling so "down"....hope the mood lifts and you can enjoy the holiday season.

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

helloimkara said...

It's OK to not be into the decorations and what nots. Sometimes though just by doing it you do get into the mood!  Megan has been in my thoughts....

Kara

queeniemart said...

Megan is on my mind and in my prayers. My tree is not up and i could care less. I am so glad you have a boss you like...that is awesome!! I hope you get to go to church. i love you,lisa

siennastarr said...

{{{Chris}}}  Join me at the nearest Sroogathon?  It should be a real humdinger of a downer! hee  

I hope your spirit muse returns and puts you back into the swing of things, as far as Christmas goes!  

Only a couple days more to wait, for Meg's results.  I'm sure for you that feels like a lifetime!  You know I am sending up prayers and good thoughts!  I just know it's going to be okay.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Love you
Jackie

queenb8261 said...

Sorry you're having a rough patch.  I sure do understand.  I couldn't get in the Christmas spirit. Finally the guys got the Christmas lights up and I got out a few things.  They brought in the tree and Tommy & I finally got it decorated and I just wish now I felt up to shopping.  I usually am almost done and I can't even think of anything to get anyone....guess that must mean they have everything. LOLOL. Hope your heart is lighter by now.  Thinking of you my friend.
Holiday hugs, Barb

lisa41076 said...

Chris, I love your graphics, Sending hugs to you and keeping Megan in my prayers, Love Lisa

penniepooh said...

Praying that all is well with Megan. I`m not doing as much decorating as I usually do for Christmas. Keeping it simple.
Love and hugs...

~Penny
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http://journals.aol.com/penniepooh/let-the-earth-rejoice/

shayshaydc said...

Well Chris... I'm in the same boat right now!!!! Where you want to row to???? LOL... I can't for the life of me get in the spirit of the holidays... my tree isn't up yet either!!!! I'm trying to decide if I am going to put it up since I am going to be moving the end of the month!!!! Oh well......... happy holidays!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)