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Originally posted by LadySkadi
reply to post by franspeakfree
I'm not, not really anyway. I haven't even gotten into the feel of "winter" yet (the weather has not cooperated, rain but no snow, just gloomy) and the family stuff and busy-ness of the holidays just does not sound appealing to me - yet. Perhaps that will change as things get closer? Hope so. Fingers crossed.
Originally posted by leira7
Santa Clause doesn't come to the ghetto.
Christmas kinda lost its cheer for me after I kept seeing all of those commericals, the ads, and hearing the songs, over and over again. It used to be fun, when I was a kid.
Originally posted by LightBlue
I sit alone in my tattered living room sipping cheap wine from a chipped glass. This isn't a happy month. It's not even a normal month. Every year, people spend copious amounts of saved income on meaningless bits and bobs. Every year, my father inches closer to suicide from debt. He can't help it, he would be heartbroken if there wasn't a Christmas in his house. It grows and grows, the commercialism sucking us dry and filling us with more sand. I'm nothing but a desert, now. An arid wasteland of endless worry and doubt. Christmas is dead. Let your greed consume you.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
Oh I think I am more excited than anyone I know right now. So excited I can't sleep. I am leaving next week for Europe to see my bf stationed overseas. I havent seen him in almost 6 mths and I can't wait!! I have missed him like crazy and I get to spend the entire holiday season with him. It will be so hard to come back but at least I get 3wks with him and I hope they drag by really slow.
I have always been very grinch around the holidays because well my family doesn't make them worth while and I don't mean presents, well on their end it is. They only seem to care about what you will get them and I don't do presents. I won't buy gifts because I am expected to and I won't be told what to get and then given the look of "what the heck is this" when they open it and it's not what they asked for. I'm not a bank and I work hard for my money and when I do buy presents for someone it will be out of the blue and because I wanted to. I am not gonna go broke at Christmas over material possessions people seem to demand from me.
This year however I have a reason to be happy and I look forward to the holidays which has thrown my friends off lol They keep asking what happened to me
It's nice to have someone who when asked what they wanted for Christmas their answer was me, nothing material just me to be there. That means more than any present and I wish people would really understand the meaning of Christmas and not the monetary value many seem to put on it. It should be about being with loved ones no matter who they are, not presents.