Tuesday, December 4, 2007
The Spirit of Grinch! ME?
I want to thank those of you that have left me comments showing concern for me. It meant a great deal to me. It is so nice to know that people care, it can make a world of difference in how you are feeling. A BIG Thank you! Also, if I have hurt anyone leaving them to feel neglected, I am sorry. I am still here. I have just had a difficult time shifting the gears of life. So much has happened this last week, it has me feeling so many things.
It all started the morning after Thanksgiving. I went for my daily walk earlier than usual since I was off from work. I noticed that everyone in Hughson was out and about in their yards putting up Christmas lights and decorations. I was thinking, 'Gee, I haven't even digested my Thanksgiving dinner. Whoa! This is all too soon! There is one more week left of November!' Then when I got home, my husband was getting down from the attic with boxes of Christmas decorations piled everywhere and a Christmas tree was standing in the driveway of our home. Let's just say, I was feeling a little pressured. grrr!
Then Saturday rolled around, I went out for my walk and I noticed every one's yard and the huge abundance of Christmas paraphernalia. Don't get me wrong, I am all for decorating and such... (and please forgive me if you are one of these exciting-ambitious people) BUT! I do believe there should at least be a theme. Some yards have the big air balloon's of Walt Disney (that they keep going around the clock! What happened to concerving our energy?) characters, stick Christmas trees, reindeer's, snowmen, huge packages with lights, lollipops, candy canes and then a nativity scene. Big Sigh. I think to myself, 'how much did all of this cost!?' It is almost like watching neighbors trying to out do each other in the decorating area. What are they teaching their children? Will they continue this in their coming generations? Are they in debt? I just want to get on the highest roof top and scream "STOP THIS MADNESS!"
I have been keeping this to myself, feeling like maybe I have a little of the Grinch spirit.