1 down 1 to go. Holidays I mean, these are the big 2 and we all know it. The other ones are just window dressing. You have to do these 2. Thanksgiving and Christmas, right. Thanksgiving is for all of us, Americans anyway, and Christmas has taken over our world it seems right after Halloween. So 1 down 1 to go.
This year was very different for me since going from the east coast to Hawaii. A lady at the farmers market, she is from New York, said they don’t know how to cook Thanksgiving here. I thought that was funny. I’ll tell you what else they don’t know how to do, be nuts before a holiday.
We decided to keep it low key, it’s just the three of us after all. So we went out on WEDNESDAY, that’s right the day before Thanksgiving to shop. No frantic, crazy people trying to get their turkey and cranberry sauce, sure it was busier that usual but that stressed out, franitic energy was just not there. I was so pleasant.
For my whole life I have let the stressed out world of the Northeast affect me on holidays never giving them their due. Let’s be grateful – a whole holiday, one whole day to be grateful. How about everyday. All day everyday.
If you have not guessed by now I think holidays are stupid. And the graddaddy of them all in right on my doorstep. The biggest rip off in the history of retail. This is bullcrap! Going out and spending hundreds and thousands of dollars because this supposed to be the day that Christ was born. WFT – it’s bullcrap! But I don’t need to go there. Nothing personal of you love X-Mas. I love people who love Christmas. My husband loves Christmas – And I kid you NOT – he still believes in Santa Clause. And keep your trap shut around him. I can’t let him around to many 9 and 10 year olds that are figuring out that they have been lied to for their whole lives and I don’t want him to find out too.
The reason holidays get me going is it seems we give them more that they deserve. Why do we go so overboard, I couldn’t believe the crazy shoppers on “Black Friday”. Ya, it must be the bad economy. That’s why there out throwing their credit card a the clerks. What is that, there is no way on God’s green earth I would be caught dead in a mall on that day. I just don’t understand. Why? Can someone tell me why we put so much money and effort and emotional energy into the days. And then let’s complain about our credit card debt.
I don’t want any presents, I mean it. I know people say “Oh don’t get me anything.” But what they really mean is I want a really nice gift from you. I really don’t want anything safe your money put it in the bank. This is the only country that has negative savings. Or if you insist all of you who love me pool your resources, everyone throw in $20, and get me something I really want. Like a new bike. That’s not a hint either. Put your money back in your wallet. Don’t waste your money. Sorry I know this is harsh and people love to give. OK then give me some love and understand. I take that. Especially when I am being a jerk, which happens alot more that I ever thought it would, the change of life I guess.
Give me your prayers and good wishes. Imagine if we all just prayed for each other on Christmas. That would be awesome!