It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. On the outside looking in, anyway.
I’ve got some of the shopping done, but still have plenty to go. Too much, in fact. But heck, I got plenty of time. 10 days!
Yesterday, I talked Mario into doing a candlelight house tour in a historic town not far from here. The old homes were beautifully decorated and fun to see. It was nice, but wasn’t enough to build excitement for Christmas.
Next up, the high school Christmas concert. I love going to the kids’ concerts, and this was no exception. I was a little nervous when Amp asked me to record a few songs on his phone. Seeing my hesitation he quickly assured me, “It’s fool-proof” as he walked me through the steps of pulling up his camera and pressing record. I practiced a few times before letting him leave. During the concert, I’d find myself deeply entranced in the music, and then I’d suddenly remember the camera and my heart would stop. I was so afraid I’d miss the songs he wanted or screw up the phone somehow. But I didn’t, and the concert was fantastic, yet I still don’t feel Christmassy.
Maybe it’s the 50 degree temps with gray skies and rain. Maybe it’s because I’m feeling a little down about work. Maybe it’s because Link won’t be home.
Whatever the reason, I’m not quite feeling the season.
I’m hoping to snap out of it this week. I have more days off than what I’m scheduled to work. I should finish up my shopping, do some baking, and listen to Christmas songs. I should plan a fun day with the kids. I should reflect on what Christmas is all about. I should….
Sheesh, I hope my Christmas spirit shows up soon.