Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Christmas is coming. Like it or not! Ready or Not! Here it comes! It's just six days away. Christmas in my family has always been a HUGE affair. I know I have blogged about it in the past, but I don't feel like searching my archives to find it again, so... I'll give you a shortened version of the "Michele" Christmas. When I was a little girl, I started Christmas morning around 4:30am, then off to my mother's parents by 6:30, then off to my mother's father's parents by 8:30am, then off to my mother's mother's parents by 10:00am, then off to my mother's parents again by 11:30 to eat lunch at 12:00. Then at 1:30, off to my father's parents then by 4:00 back to my mother's parents for supper. Since I have been an adult, the process has basically stayed the same with only a few minor changes as family members have passed away. My son starts his Christmas off at his grandma's house, then off to my grandparents house by 8:00 and then off to his dad's parents house in the afternoon. Well, this year, things are going to stay the same, but they are different. My grandparents are dead. I won't be spending Christmas with them this year, this year, they are spending Christmas in heaven. This makes me both happy and sad. I'm selfish, and I want them here. I don't want to see the sadness in my son's eyes - I don't want to see the sorry in my mother's eyes. I don't want to FEEL the hurt... I'd really rather skip Christmas this year... but I guess that's not a real option. Darn it! So, until then, I'll try very hard not to be a scrooge, and I will do my best to put this smile on my face and wish you the happiest of holidays. I hope yours is absolutely wonderful!


jumpinginpuddles said...

sounds umm exhausting, we have no family to go see so we have it at home and then later on at our apstors and wifes hosue now thats a blast.

Raven said...

If you have the money for a hand full of Celexa and Ambien, skipping Christmas is always an option. At least, keeping myself comatose till after New Years was certainly my plan A. :)