Friday, December 21, 2007

The traditional holiday hyperventilation

Xmas is just 4 days away, and I'll never get everything done, and what's worse, the universe is conspiring against me to make my holidays miserable. Truly.

First, my pregnancy test on Monday come up a big fat negative. Then, of course, I spent a stupid amount of time wallowing in my misery and engaging in self-destructive behavior, which always has such wonderful consequences. Bleh.

Then yesterday, after finding the perfect tree, we came home only to find that we couldn't find the lights we usually put on it -- Matt and I have a thing about M&M's, because of our names, and we have these super-cute M&M lights that we always put on our tree. They weren't packed away with any of the other tree decorations. All we could find was these boring plain lights that don't even blink, and I *need* my tree lights to blink, dammit!

I have my dad for family pollyanna this year and I ordered him the coolest gifts, and was so proud that I had gotten my shopping done early. I placed the order on T-giving day for a set of personalized Irish Pub glasses, and everything else I got centered around an Irish Pub theme (a cookbook, mustard flavored with Guinness, etc). Because of the personalization, I expected to wait a while for the glasses, but by Wednesday of this week I had started to panic, so I called the company and they assured me that I would have them by Friday. Yeah. Right. I don't have any glasses, and I see my dad on Monday. WTF?!

So it would seem that even when I'm determined not to let the holidays get me down, I get screwed. So much for putting on a happy face! Bah humbug! Bring on the New Year!

6 comments:

BriGuy said...

Exactly the reason why I no longer celebrate Christmas, other than just the basic tree. I suppose it would be different if I were to have children.

They all say I'm a scrooge, I just say my holiday spirit is a lot brighter not participating in such festivities.

However, I do still accept gifts.

nashvilletubes said...

Christmas should be based on obtaining a peaceful spirit, not THINGS, lol!
You are not alone though - dozens of peeps are dashing round the mall searching for that certain Santa tablecloth or that specific brand of pudding... flustering about and forgetting to calm down, relax....and BE AT PEACE!!!!
(I do hope you sort your lights problem out too, BUT I would wish you enlightenment more so!!)zilif

Maggie said...

Believe me, Sande, I agree... at least somewhat. Luckily, this year we agreed to a pollyanna among the grown-ups so we all had fewer things we needed to buy. And selecting gifts for my loved ones is something that brings me a lot of joy, so I could never give it up entirely.

As far as peace and enlightenment, that'll have to wait until after New Year's, lol...

bloodthirsty~girl said...

don't worry, it'll all pull together just in time. at least that's how it usually happens for me. and i agree totally about gift giving. i love it! for me it's not about commercialism, i just love shopping for people i care about. to me, it's fun.

Misty said...

I am just now catching up, after Chw came back to town. So sorry...
Did your glasses show up yet? This sucks hugely!

Maggie said...

It's 11:20 AM, we're supposed to see my dad @ my sister's house at 2 PM, it's a 90 minute drive, and I still have NO GLASSES...