Well the holidays are upon us. And the reason I can tell it’s the holidays is because I can’t get a break.
First there is the Christmas shopping for the millions of family members that we have. Which I do it all. Hubby doesn’t know any other store other than Lowe’s. And he likes to pull the last minute I need a gift for so & so trick.
Then there was the fact that my car broke down on the way home from an 8 1/2 hour power shopping with my mom. And did I mention that I had groceries in the car at the moment….frozen groceries. Luckily I was 5 minutes from home so Hubby came and rescued me. Now I am without a car for a while. This is after putting it in the shop 2 weeks ago for some repairs on worn out parts on the vehicle.
Then there is the income hit that came unexpectedly. So I am having to really, really budget now and be extra frugal.
Next we move on to sickness. Of course, somebody has to be sick. My middle daughter came down with some kind of respiratory infection. Heck, even 2 out of 3 of my dogs were sick. Lysol was my best friend those 2 weeks.
Last, my youngest daughter can’t handle the holidays too well. It over stimulates her, which triggers her ticks and meltdowns. Factor in that she is a teenager and her hormones are kicking in, oh it’s been a joyous season.
Needless to say I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays:
I love the weather, but hate the chaos.
I love the decorations, but hate the amount of money I spend.
I love this season and hate to see it go.
But I also hate this season and love when it is over.