Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Blues

I have a bad case of the holiday blues.
No Christmas tree has been put up and decorated at this house.
No lights have been placed on the house.
No other ornamentation has been done either.
Oh no wait I did put a holiday tablecloth on the dinning room table...

I did make one batch of cookies and one pan of fudge. Both safe for me to eat but really that wasn't to get ready for the holidays. It was because I couldn't stand it with everyone else eating the stuff everywhere and none of it being safe for me.

DH and I are not exchanging gifts.
DHs family decided to do a gift exchange instead of buying for everyone so he has 1 gift from his Mom and I have 1 gift from his brother.
We do have the box of gifts from my cousin and her family in Germany. Too bad their box from us is waiting to be mailed tomorrow when I go to town. Oops!

I am not even cooking a big traditional dinner for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
I think we decided that Christmas Eve will be Dairy & Gluten Free Buffalo Wings and Oven Baked Fries.
Christmas Day will be Dairy & Gluten Free Lasagna with Dairy & Gluten Free Garlic Bread and a salad.
Going all out now aren't I??

Really I just want to crawl into bed and stay there snug under the covers until 2010 is here.


  1. Awww, goat hugs.
    I've had years like that. You don't want to hear it but it will get better....

    Remember you still have a $25 GC to Broken Teepee so come treat yourself!!!!

  2. I have had years like that. Actually, this year I didn't plan on putting up a tree. I ended up putting up a smaller tree in our foyer and little by little I decorated. It's not a lot, but I think it's perfect. I didn't host my annual cookie baking day this year. I just didn't have the energy to do it.

    I hope you have a nice holiday even with your limited decorations and gifts.

  3. I have definitely had those years as well. In fact, this year would have been one of them if I didn't have to do up the holidays for the children. I hope 2010 is a much better year for all.

  4. If you're feeling well you'll enjoy it more. How nice that your family doesn't complain because they didn't get their favorites. You're raising them right.

    Merry Christmas - it isn't the decorations that count.

  5. I hope things pick up for you in the new year, and that your health improves so you can enjoy things again. Hang in there!

  6. I hope you ended up having a nice Christmas. Sometimes more low key celebrations with more togetherness are what's needed. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2010!

  7. Aw, bummer. Our Christmas was quite mellow too .. but I am excited for the new year!