Sunday, November 14, 2010

Random thoughts, holiday edition

Thanksgiving is in less than two weeks.  TWO WEEKS!!!  Do you know what that means?  That means Christmas is right around the corner.  Christmas = work, and lots of it.  I'm just not up to it anymore.  When I wasn't working and I was home with the kids, I loved decorating, baking, buying gifts...  Now that I'm working what seems more than full time, I'm just too worn out for all that.  Plus, I have to send all the cards and buy all the gifts for our customers at work.  I'm too spent to do it at home too.

Christmas cards have been permanently axed from the Krajewski Christmas to-do list.  If I care about you, 1)I'm probably facebook friends with you and you know all about my life anyway 2) I'll call you or contact you in some way that doesn't require me to buy a boxed set of cards and 3) Well, there really is no 3.  I'm not an uncaring, unfeeling person - I just don't want to do the card thing anymore.

If I were Queen of the World, this is the way my holidays would be:
Thanksgiving would be pretty must what it is now.  Love cooking.  Love family.  Love football and napping.  I thank God for everything I have and everyone in my life.  What's there not to like?
Christmas would be VERY different.  From what I understand, I would have liked Christmas circa 1880s.  There would be very little decorating - no lights!  Gift giving?  I don't think there was any.  I think kids were happy to get an orange.  Families went to church to celebrate the birth of Christ.  Imagine that.  That's what I want.  Much less gift giving and much more Jesus.  I am not a holy-roller for saying this.  I'm a realist. Christmas is a holiday celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior.  What you can save at Target on an ipod has nothing to do with it.  Deal with it.

If you didn't get it by now, I have a deep seeded problem with people that have no interest what-so-ever in the birth of Christ, but are full-tilt into the whole Christmas buying/decorating frenzy.  Pick a lane.

But I have issues with that as well!  If you believe in Christ, and are into the Christmas thing, then do you really want to go out an buy a whole bunch of needless stuff for people?  Isn't that against everything Jesus taught?  Or do you want to volunteer at a soup kitchen or buy things for a family in need?

Anyway, that's it for now.  I'm sure I will have many more holiday thoughts, musings and threats as the days progress.  Stay tuned?

1 comment:

  1. I sooooo feel the same way about Christmas and gifts and its bad because my kids are little and need to have both parts of it in their being flat broke and just trying to make the mortgage and never ending hospital bills every month makes me lean towards the Skipping Christmas way of thinking too...

    Then there is this itty bitty part of me that really just wants to completely eradicate all holidays because things are not the same in my life and never will be since the number one person that made holidays special is gone.

    And so it goes...