Holiday Spirit

Having a hard time getting into the spirit this year. Not sure if we (hubby and I) are just too caught up in preggo land or what but we can't seem to get it together. I went on a "holiday trip" to NYC this past weekend and I thought for sure that would do it. Nope. I spent about 5 minutes on 5th looking at the store windows (why is there ALWAYS a line around the building at Abercrombie?) and about 1 minute at Rockafeller Center looking at the tree and the millions of peeps. I spent the rest of the day with some besties from college and that was amazing. Long story short; no infusion of the holiday spirit.
I'm gonna see if hubby wants to go buy our ornament tomorrow evening or this weekend. We have a tradition of buying an ornament every year that is in some way indicative of the year we've had. We will wait another week or so to get the tree; we like to keep it up for the 12 days of Christmas which run through Jan 6, so we wait as long as possible to put it up otherwise it dries out and is a pain to maintain. Honestly it is the gift giving that I can't get on board with. UGH. It has been a crazy 6 months and trying to figure out what to get for everyone is exhausting.... on top of working full time, school, being preggo and trying to save up for the kiddo.... ugh. Happiest season of all?
I'm playing holiday music in my office in hopes of holiday spirit by osmosis of the ears...
Any other ideas?



Anonymous said...

Maybe its worth it to take this year to simplify gift-giving? There are some awesome websites where you can 'donate' money to a gift recipient and they choose what charity the money goes to. So it's you gifting a donation. Also think about people who maybe you can stop gifting with? Siblings? Aunts/Uncles/Cousins?

Sarah Morin said...

Try hot chocolate (no swiss miss, like, the REAL thing with big fluffy marshmallows) and a viewing of The Polar Express. :)