My emotions swing from one extreme to the next during the holiday season.
In one sense, I'm excited to spend the upcoming holidays with my family. I have relatives coming from New Zealand and England. We will have traditional meals from Guyana and England, and depending on the weather, have some food from the grill.
Late in the afternoons, the board games will be pulled out and madness will ensue over Monopoly. I've never seen so much negotiating and other crazy business deals go on over property. I stay far away.
And yet, this make my holiday experience even more special in a house filled with people, food, and lots of laughter.
Then there is the hectic scene at malls that I can't stand. Even if I'm going in a store for an item of necessity and not a gift, I have to deal with harried shoppers. And that frenzied behavior isn't only at the mall, it creeps into my house. A thorough housecleaning seems to be in order for some reason. I would like to follow one of those home designing shows and pull everything out of the house into the front lawn...or maybe the back, so that I don't horrify the neighbors.
But I would have no desire to pull any items back into my house. Hmmm. Sounds like a post-holiday shopping spree to me!
Yet at some point, you have to say - enough is enough! That's when I grab a romance book, find a quiet corner and take a breather.
Share your favorite holiday experiences or even if you have a rant to share. In keeping with the season, I wish you all a peaceful and safe holiday.