They've started...started bombarding us with gift buying commercials, ads in papers and displays in stores. Yes, "they" have already got me stressing about Christmas. How am I going to pay for Christmas? Will family actually like what we're able to give? When will I drag out the Christmas decorations and decorate? Is it too early?
My mind is still here:
In other words, I'm not ready for cold weather OR the holidays. Come on - let me have Thanksgiving first. Just once, please???? I'm well aware that's not happening. I also have a grandson who is already looking at newspaper inserts and saying, "Nana, I want that and that and that." Nana informs him he needs to tell Santa. Am I playing into the too early to start referring to Santa game? I suppose I am, but what's a Nana to do? Stores display Christmas trees, Santa, and other decorations ready for purchase. (Toys are more numerous as well.)
Before I seriously consider dragging out the decorations, I am determined to get a few things done. Today I'm painting baseboards and trim after painting the walls a few weeks ago. I also have to paint the same things in my kitchen and powder room. Never got to doing that after the tile floors were done over a year ago. It's no wonder I'm already feeling stressed - two weeks before Thanksgiving.
While painting today, I'm going to focus on being thankful ~ while listening to Rod Stewart's Christmas cd. I may just add some more Christmas cds to the Bose system. I didn't say I don't love Christmas, I just said "they" are causing me stress already by making me fret over things related to everything but Jesus' birth.