This is the first time in forever where I haven’t been in the Christmas spirit. I have taken all of the precautions; putting up the Christmas tree, drinking eggnog, baking cookies, listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, and buying Christmas gifts. There is just something missing. My stomach usually has those fluttery feelings when Christmas time is here, but this year I’m lacking that holiday cheer. I know a lot of things are different this year, and that may be the reason why. There are people missing, I won’t be going home, the weather is warm, and I’m not sure what to expect.
I’m ready to step up my game and boost my holiday spirit. Starting today, I am going to do Christmasy things to bump up my holiday cheer.
I went to the store today and bought a couple Christmas puzzles. I love puzzles. Remember the time I did a 1000 something piece puzzle in two days to save myself from losing a bet that would result in me eating over 20 cherry tomatoes? I never joke around with puzzles!
While Nick and I put the puzzle together tonight, we are going to watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It’s going to be on ABC Family tonight, and it’s one of my favorite Christmas movies. I used to watch this with my brother every Christmas. Don’t worry, I’m not forcing Nick to do a puzzle with me. He is the one that thinks I have no Christmas spirit and I’m kind of a scrooge. You all know me well and know this is not normal for me. I used to be a Christmas psychopath.
I bought some cute holiday mugs to have some hot cocoa with eggnog in it tonight. I haven’t bought a Christmas mug in a while, so it was a necessary purchase. I may break out my espresso maker and add a couple of shots to my drink. Nick will probably break out the rum, and I’m all for that.
As I was checking out, I found my FAVORITE magazine. THE HOLIDAY EDITION, THE ONE I LOOK FORWARD TO EVERY YEAR! I can’t wait to go through and look at the recipes. That’ll for sure put me up on the Christmas cheer meter.
Here are some activities I’ll be doing to get in the Christmas spirit!
-Make Christmas Cookies
-Take Christmas Photos
-Send Christmas Cards
-Make Tree Ornaments
-Drive Around Looking At Christmas Lights
-Go See The Nutcracker
-Buy Gifts For Someone in Need.
What do you do to get in the holiday spirit?