OK maybe hate is too strong a word but seriously, I am starting to really resent this time of year. A day or so ago Rev. Paul had a blog about different ways to give gifts this year to support local, American, home grown businesses. It got me to thinking maybe some of you can think of different ways to celebrate the season as well. A couple of years ago we decided to do a few days of short trips to different things with close family in lieu of gifts like a day at Disney, an evening at a dinner theater with a Christmas play, Church events, a day visiting different attractions in St Augustine etc. I enjoyed it as did some other family but some not so much.
I really despise how we are suckered into thinking we must spend money on things we don't need and many times won't be appreciated the next day or will be trash in a month or so.
I am serious, I would be happy getting a card (and giving others a card also) and just enjoying a good meal much like Thanksgiving. In fact Thanksgiving is now my favorite holiday by far. I want to go to sleep Christmas Eve and wake up Dec 26th and forget about Christmas. This society has sucked all the joy out of Christmas. I want to enjoy the real meaning of the season but with kids and grand kids we feel trapped. I am about at the stage to just tell them all forget it........hate me but I'm done.
If I sound bitter I am......in fact the more I think about it the more ticked off I get.
PTSD kickin' in again.