Ye Olde Christmas Spirit.
Ain't feelin' it. Nope. None here.
Yeah, I've got a wreath on the door, but that's as far as the decorating has gotten. No tree by the hearth (I've got a hearth! OK, so it's a gas fire, but it's still a hearth!), no stockings set out, no chestnuts roasting by an open fire (Clearly a fire hazard and all that smoke? Fuggehdabboudit!) and no presents wrapped and waiting.
No presents. None. Nada. Zip.
I haven't gone shopping yet.
Did you notice how there are less than 2 weeks to go until Xmas? Ayup. I did, too! Notice how I'm not racing out? Ayup. Trapped under twins.
I don't know where, but somewhere along the way to 2007 I lost my thrill for Xmas. I really like birthdays and birthday parties, but Xmas? Not so much. We go low key around here and haven't ever really been big on decorating. Now that Caitlin is getting older and more interested in things like decorating that may have to change. Perhaps her excitement will become infectious? (There are much worse things she could infect me with. A terminal case of whining, would be high on the list.) She's jonesing for a tree, so Eric and I have been discussing whether we're going to get a cut tree (It's dead and then you just throw it out, says he with disgust.) or a living tree (Must...keep...tree...alive...until...spring! Note how that responsibility falls to Ms. Greenthumbs? The pressure!). Both of these options require going out and shopping, which is good because it gets us out of the house but it's tough to do with They Who Do Not Approve of Shopping Trips.
We'll have to chance it.
Heck, I haven't even done my annual holiday photo yet, either and I have a cool idea, too. So don't anyone be surprised when neither my Xmas presents nor my card make it to you by Xmas. I consider it a solid win if you get anything still within 2007.
You're OK with that, right? Right?!