Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah everyone!

I haven't had a whole lot of energy or time lately for writing. My mind and body have both been taken over by a holiday demon bent on total psychological, physical and financial destruction and who is not planning on leaving until December 26Th! Actually it is really just psychologically and physically exhausting me . I refuse to let it get me financially. There are a lot of good intentioned parents out there who think it is OK to spend $500(Wii) on one toy for a 40, I mean 4 year old for Xmas, but it ain't this parent. I did however break down this year and buy E(9years old) an American Girl Doll. She has been asking a few years now for one but I felt she wasn't old enough to take care of it and to also appreciate that if she gets expensive toys she will get less toys. I think she understands this now and will really be surprised when she gets her long awaited $100 doll!

Lately it seems like every morning when I wake up I think "How the hell will I get done everything I need to get done today?" For months I have on and off worried about Hanukkah coming so early in December this year, I just knew I wouldn't be ready. But somehow I was. It's just lately I have been feeling blah, perhaps the lack of sunshine or antidepressants in my body contributing to my blahness. In case you don't know from previous posts, we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas at our home. I was raised Jewish and my husband raised some type of Christian. This year I came up with a great plan. I would take E and T to the dollar store and let each of them pick out 8 presents for the other, and let grandma and grandpa take care of the rest. So far it is working great. Grandma sent 2-3 presents for each child for each day of Hanukkah, some just little gifts and some bigger and Grandpa is coming to visit December 15Th and will bring more Hanukkah presents. So all I have to do is shop for Xmas, which is no easy task, but I think I am done with the kids gifts. I have no idea what to give my hus... maybe a cheap bottle of wine and a porn magazine, goodness knows I am too tired!

Here is a picture of some visitors we had Monday on our land. Too bad I prefer Ham at Xmas!

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Anne said...

I haven't put up a Christmas tree this year and am avoiding phrases that might make my family notice we don't have one! There is alot of stress at holidays... but i think children remember it as such a happy time so I guess its worth it. Mine is almost grown now, i don't have any family around here so there is not much I have to do. Goodluck. Happy Hanukkah!

Anonymous said...

Turkeys! So many!

Happy Hanukkah!

Anonymous said...

Happy Hanukkah!!!

Family Adventure said...

At first I couldn't figure the picture out...then I saw it. Cool shot!

Happy Hanukkah to you, too! And hang in there 'til Christmas. You can do it! :)


ddspet said...

Glinda thanks you for the plug!

You're entered!

Kate The Great said...

The picture is great! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

hi, how are you? besides what you have written. i feel your pain. i seem to have a financial plan, and then my husband will buy toys on a whim (sp?) even when it is not christmas. it is so frustrating and not teaching appreciation. keep your chin up and that bright smile. happy holidays.