Thursday, December 21, 2006

No more angst!

remember this post all about how the holidays fill me with dread and despair? Well, I decided about a week later that I was going to make things better...We pared down our holiday gift giving and declined a few party invites. These two things alone reduced my stress level. Then, I decided that the kids and I would make all our Christmas tree decorations. We spent a week making a few ornaments each day all the while blaring the Christmas carols and singing along. We decided to stay home Christmas morning and let the kids enjoy their gifts. Best of all, my Dad is coming over on Christmas to have breakfast and the Girl Wonder will be here! My Dad and I had a long talk and I realized he was feeling the same way about the holiday season. But this year it will be better, the lines of communication have been opened. The tree is up and decorated (even though the cat has taken every ornament off the tree that he can reach-it just gives us a chance to change the look of the tree everyday). The presents have been purchased and are mostly wrapped. I can honestly say that I am happy and not just pretending. I am also the proud owner of a this new cell phone that my Santa baby gave me as an early Christmas present. Happy Holidays indeed! and it is about damn time!

3 comments:

jae said...

I am glad your christmas is shaping up to be a good one. Nice new phone, camera and song download too! have fun with it...

del said...

YAY!!! I am so glad you & your dad are talking again! It's nice that you figured out what works for you (to reduce the stress) & act accordingly; fortunately, we only have 1 party to attend besides our own so I guess that's not too bad/busy.

Have a great holiday season!

Yarn It said...

Reading that post made me smile. I am sooo happy that you are working things out with your dad. Being happy during the season is the best gift you could give yourself and your family. I hope you had a great Christmas!