Thursday, December 29, 2011

:)

Lovelies, how were your holidays/holidaze? My December started with a most amazing and wonderful wedding, rolled into a Christmas with my family which included a visit from my big brother and his girlfriend and so far this week, I hung out with my Aunt and baby (ok, she is 22) cousin.  I can't complain.  S1 went to NY to visit his dad and stepmom.  I think he will be coming back a bit swagged (spelling?) out. LOL.  I am looking forward to making some changes in the coming year- I think some will be more challenging than others but I plan to write down goals this year.  I slacked on documenting these last couple of years and I really think it bit me in the butt because I've been feeling like I've kind of been rolling along, you know? Ready, set, bring on 2012!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holidaze

This title feels familiar- did I blog about being in a holidaze last year? LOL.  Well, here we go again. Two weeks away from Christmas and S3 and I are headed out of town for a wedding.  Umm, I have gotten no Christmas shopping done at all. I'm not sure how I feel about Christmas anymore.  By that, I mean the ridiculousness that the holiday season has become.  Commercialism is at its finest this year, with decorations hitting the store in early October.  October! Are you kiddng me? Way to suck out any and all 'true' meaning of Christmas. 
Don't get me wrong- I love getting cards in the mail and I am all about traditions and spending time with family but I can absolutely do without the stress of gift lists, battling folks at the store, trying to find the best deals, blah. blah, blah. I have a friend who no longer even celebrates Christmas because it is not biblical (the tree, presents, stockings, Santa, etc). I can dig it, and am seriously considering weaning off of all this madness.  I think that my family will be better off for it.... Would you purge your house/youself of the madness that the holidays have become? How would you start?
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