It’s Dec. 10 and it still hasn’t sunk in.
Christmas is just 15 days away.
By now, the Christmas tree is up and decorated, the cookies are baked and packed, the presents are bought and wrapped. I’m rushing around to holiday parties and donning whatever red outfits I have in the closet.
But not this year.
I’m just not feeling it.
I was talking with a few friends over the weekend and, apparently, I’m not the only one feeling a little disenchanted this December. One girlfriend hasn’t bought a single gift. Another decided to ditch the tree idea. Another is spending the holiday in Europe.
What’s going on?
At first, I thought I wasn’t feeling Christmas-y because Derek is still in Madison. But that shouldn’t matter. I’ve spent several Christmases alone — and I was way more prepared last year and Derek was in Wisconsin then, too.
I’m at a loss.
The other day I attempted to infuse some Christmas. I went out and bought a new Santa hat and baked a batch of my grandma’s fruitcake.
But it didn’t work.
I still feel like it’s September and I have three months to get my head into the whole Christmas thing.
Anyone else feeling this way?
Because misery needs company! LOL