Wednesday, December 19, 2007




Nope, You're Not a Grinch



Although you may feel Grinch-like at times, it's just because you're worn out from the holidays.

You get into the holiday spirit more than most people - and you truly enjoy celebrating with your family and friends.



Whew, I'm so glad. I usually go through my grinch like moments when I watch my Christmas budget dwindling a little too fast and the schedule gets a little too insane.

I really do love Christmas and most aspects of it. I do love the shopping for the right gift, the decorating, planning the dinner and days, the wrapping, and for the most part the baking. I've been a baking fiend lately. I have made 6 different kinds of cookies already. I am doing one more because I promised my son these cookies. They're one of his faves and Christmas isn't quite the same if they are not on the cookie tray. And I've got to make a couple trays of toffee, which is super easy, I just need to do it. And then I'm quiting the baking. If you've read my blog for any length of time, you know what an accomplishment this is for me. I'm so not a baker. My children are wondering who this alien baker is that has inhabited their mother's body for the past couple of weeks and are wondering when the regular non-baking mommy is going to return. They're probably hoping to squeeze out a few more kinds of cookies for the freezer before I return to my regular, sane, non-baker status.

Most of everything is wrapped. There is just a few things left, some of which include birthday gifts for Tia who decided 13 years ago that noon on Christmas day was as good a time as any to make her entrance into this world.

But being honest, I must admit this year I'm feeling it. I'm feeling quite overwhelmed and tired. Just plain tired. Like I could sleep for 24 hours straight if only given the chance. Could I be getting older? Gulp. I can't believe I just wrote that. I was the first to not let my dear hubby get away with using getting older as an excuse for getting tired and not being motivated to attend every little thing and do every little thing. "Age is a state of mind" I'd declare to him from the top of my soap box of being 6 years younger than him. And now here I am, feeling oh, so tired. I wonder if eating my words comes in a nice cookie variety to help me swallow it easier?

Tired I am, but Grinch I am not. So onward to finish the last of the baking so I can retire those darn cookie sheets till the next urge.

9 comments:

Melanie said...

I could have told you that you are No Grinch! :>) Just a really tired elf is all. And Clark. wink wink

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Susanne
My thoughts and prayers are with you
jen at http://my3boysandi.wordpress.com/

Faith said...

You are definitely not a grinch!
I will keep you in prayer...
I too am starting to feel it (my youngest turns 9 on Friday because her big sis, at age 5, decided that she wanted a baby sister to go under the xmas tree on 12/25...so rather than being born on her due date of 12/28, the Lord heard my oldest's prayers and Claire was born at 4 a.m. on 12/21....So...yeah, life is a bit crazy at xmas time....and I certainly feel every one of my 48 yrs but..I wouldn't trade it for the world! (I even did some baking today too...and here I was gonna wait until after the birthday...oh well...!) ENjoy the rest of the week..(sorry this is so long!)

Susanne said...

Melanie: Oh will we ever live Clark down? It's all that Linda's fault!

Jen: Thank you!

Faith: Comment away, no mather the length!

GiBee said...

I'm tired too... but not a grinch, either. My husband commented last night that he hates that the holiday preparations take me away from him in the evenings, but its the only time I can wrap gifts without Hunter getting into them!

ellen b. said...

Girl I've been ready for bed at 5pm everyday this week. Let's blame it on the weather and not being old!. Blessings on you filled with joy as you accomplish all that still needs to get done. I don't have one gift wrapped yet....

Tammy said...

I can so relate, Susanne...I love Christmas so much, but this week I so really, really tired!
Just a few more things to wrap...the girls are going to make ornaments this afternoon while I supervise, and tomorrow we'll try our hand at sugar cookies...a few more stocking stuffers to buy...but we're doing OK time wise...just...tired! ;)

Have a good rest of the week, and try to steal a few moments to relax here and there!

Lisa writes... said...

I'm not a Grinch either--and I for one am surprised! Like you, I am incredibly tired and worn out...

Islandsparrow said...

Susanne - Somehow I missed this post. I have the cure for you and me for next year. You pop over her and do my wrapping and I'll head west and do your baking! *grin*

Hope you find some time to rest over the holidays.

xo