holiday pity party

Posted by on December 10, 2010 in other things | 7 comments

I've been meaning to post some pictures or something, but I came down with an annoying cold the day before Thanksgiving and so I've just been feeling sorry for myself. I like to keep things nice and happy here, so I've been at a loss. I love the holidays, but due to many circumstances, I'm having a bit of a hard time this year. I'm not sure if I will be able to visit my family, my cold is still lingering, and Thanksgiving was kind of a failure all around. These are all minor problems, so I am irritated with myself for the ridiculous pity party I've been having the last few weeks. I am trying really hard to generate some Christmas cheer. 

image from an effort to start feeling more Christmas-y, I thought I'd try and do a little something for the holidays every day. I've started playing Christmas music, I'm putting the finishing touches on a couple handmade gifts, I think I'll set up the tree this weekend, and I hung my big wreath up on the front of the house the other day. And then I noticed that some of the lights were out. It seems to be exemplifying my attitude right now: trying to let my (Christmas) light shine, but not quite succeeding. Blergh.

At least I have this fuzzy face to keep me company while I pull out the decorations:

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I'll try to get over myself soon. 


  1. Oh, I LOVE a good pity party. I’m having a hard time feeling Christmas-y, too. I really wanted to this year, but it’s not working out. And Thanksgiving was abysmal. So, you’re not alone. Every year can’t be the best one, right? (Please say yes.)

  2. Ah yes, I’m right there with you this year. I’m interviewing for jobs as mine officially ends this year. In addition to interviewing with other companies, I have numerous deadlines at the job which is ending. I’m also being asked to do much extra work in the way of proposals for follow-on contract extension, which will be great if it happens, but everything is very, very iffy at this point. I don’t think I’ll even bring the decorations up from storage this year. I haven’t the heart to decorate a tree. I’m spending all of my free time applying for jobs, working, and well, wishing Christmas would just skip us this year, as I believe it will.

  3. I am sorry that you are not feeling well! I hope that you feel better soon.

  4. Boooo. I completely understand the pity-partying. I’m usually not a big fan of the holidays anyway, and winter makes me hate everything. SO yes, I understand.
    I hope you start to feel better though! And your puppers is definitely adorable! I love to watch my dog leap through the snow like a dolphin; does yours do that?

  5. Hope you are feeling better soon. I, too, have some lingering crud from Thanksgiving. It’s no fun. My little pity party was soothed with a little cash therapy. I bought a super cute Martha Stewart glitter by numbers kit, and an embroidered felt ornament kit of all kinds of crazy boots. Working on those in the evenings in front of the t.v. has helped with the Christmas spirit. (That plus several cheezy movies on the Hallmark channel.) Hot Chocolate and cookies might help too. (:

  6. Winston looks like he was having a pity pary too?

  7. Hope the season will be merry for you by the 25th….if not, there’s always next year! Wishing you a great 2011

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