Warning!!! This is a really depressing post!
The Happy Holiday spirit is lacking in our house.
No decorations. Minimal parties. Definitely NO shopping!
Is it seasonal depression???
Lately it's been a little scary. I no longer want to go out of the house.
I Googled agoraphobia, just for my own info. I don't have any of the symptoms. I'm not AFRAID to go out, it's just cold and I don't want to bother. No social anxiety. No panic attacks. Just don't feel like being around people right now.
The Wenger Christmas gathering has been cancelled. I am relieved.
This past week Zip's Mom fell and cracked her hip and needed hip replacement surgery. She's doing OK for a dear lady in her early nineties. The family dinner is postponed until she's feeling better.
We planned on having Christmas Day dinner at Mom's. She gets really stressed out cooking family meals so we were all going to help with the cooking. Then I find out that she has invited twice as many people as originally intended. Twice the cooking and ten times the stress and confusion. She's not happy with me but I had to bow out to save what little sanity I have left. Zip and I want a quiet, non-stressful day.
Then there's the Blue and Gray rug hooking party on Monday. I've decided not to go to that either.
One by one I'm eliminating the situations in an attempt to make it through the season intact.
What I really want is to stay home with the kitties and work on my knitting, hooking, etc.
This is my ideal way to spend the time. Out of the picture is a big mug of hot chocolate!
I didn't get my Santa rug started, but I've been hooking. These standing rabbits are for a friend. I told her that they'd be done before Easter (that was back in the summer!). She probably thought I forgot all about them. Am I ahead of the game or what??? Oh, they're not done yet...
We haven't taken this loom down yet so the kitties are still having fun. Can you imagine what they'd do to a Christmas tree???
I hope the rest of you out there are having an ENJOYABLE Holiday Season.
Please don't let the Grinch bite you!!!