Bah humbug!!!

beachglassThere is usually one day during the Christmas season when I get on my hands and knees in front of my Jewish buddies and ask them if they will adopt me until about December 26th. I hope that this was that day and that I’ll get over this. Oh. My. God! I went to the grokkery store on the way to work. Don’t ask. I went to the grokkery store on the way home from work. Different grokkery store and again, don’t ask. I do not have gifts for everyone yet. I have a sewing prodject (intentionally misspelled). Why did I start a blasted sewing prodject at this time of year? I do not know. Shoot me now!!! But I digress, as Jay often says. I do not have gifts for everyone. I do not have time to buy gifts for everyone. I work. I can only shop at night or on the weekends. This arrangement does not work out for me. I am a *morning* person. I do not like to shop at night. I also do not like to shop on weekends. That’s when all the other working stiffs are out panicking because they haven’t finished their Christmas shopping yet. I hate crowds. I hate lines. I hate all of it. And then there’s the Landfill. When was the last time I vacuumed? I know that I declared one weekend at the end of October as a clean-up weekend and I wore my fingers to the bone deep cleaning. When was that? I hate vacuuming. I especially hate vacuuming after I come home from eight or more hours of work and it’s dark and I have to turn on lights to do it. And then there’s all the blasted clutter. We all have clutter here.

What pushed me over the edge today was that, when I went to shut my work computer down, it told me that there were 19 updates to install (19?) and that I couldn’t power it down or anything until those updates were done. This is the first time I have *ever* received a message like this upon shutdown. Fer kee-reist. It didn’t take all *that* long, although update 7 took until I went to the bathroom and back and then the kitchen to clean out my coffee cup and I was wondering if it would ever end. Sigh.

I don’t know when I’ll get my shopping done. Most of this weekend is spoken for and then there is work next week. I am not ready. I don’t know where that piece of purple beach glass is these days but it once gave me some luck. I hope to have some peace during the winter holidays. I do not want to be stressed out. I wish I had a couple of days off to clean up the Landfill. My wish is for a clean, uncluttered house and for a downsized Christmas where my small family is together.

I am babbling. Good night.

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5 Responses to “Bah humbug!!!”

  1. Uncly Uncle Says:

    If you have my name you better get your shopping done!

  2. Margaret Says:

    You need to get on that computer and go to and look around. Shipping is free if you buy enough and if you hurry, it might get here before Christmas. (or you can write a nice note saying that the person is getting x when it arrives–I’ve done it before) As you already know,I have a love/hate relationship for this time of year because of all the reasons you mentioned. I do have more time than you to shop but still hate it, the lines, the crowds the STUPIDITY of trying to find something that people will want or like. I’m just not good at it. I truly understand.

  3. Sam Says:

    My mom had a nice collection of water-washed glass for a while; I suppose if I dig in the back of a few cupboards I’ll find it….

  4. grandmothertrucker Says:

    I love that little purple piece of glass…. I imagined that it came off of a beautiful chandelier… or something…. by the shape…

  5. grandmothertrucker Says:

    PS : I am stuck in Texas. I won’t be there tomorrow… I’ll miss you. I miss everybody.