Saturday, November 7, 2009

Living in a Fog

Fall is my favorite time of year. We always go to the mountains on my birthday weekend and have a lovely time. But this year things seem to be passing me by in a whirlwind. I'm there and with everyone, but not really "feeling" the festivities. It's like I'm living in a fog. Everything is passing me by so quickly, and I can't relax and focus my mind long enough to enjoy it and bask in it.

I hate this feeling and I don't know how to slow things down around me. I'm feeling overwhelmed and I'm scared Christmas and Thanksgiving is going to pass me by in the same fog. Anyone ever feel like this?

I am determined to slow down by Thanksgiving. I told my hubby and daughter that I plan to decorate for Christmas early this year because I'm determined to enjoy Christmas and not be burdened with trying to decorate when I should be shopping, attending Christmas parties, sending out my Christmas cards (last year was the first year I didn't even send out any).

Putting up my historical Christmas village always puts me in the Christmas spirit. I NEED to FEEL the Christmas spirit this year! Do any of you ever feel like that? Let's pray for each other BEFORE the season gets here.

And believe me, I'm not overlooking Thanksgiving. My hubby is turning the big 40 this year so he's getting a party. My birthday is near Halloween and his is at Thanksgiving.

4 comments:

  1. I think you hit the nail on the head, Angie. It's being overwhelmed that causes that fog.

    Yes, let's pray for time to enjoy everything this year!

    And when is your birthday?! Did we miss it??

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  2. Well, no wonder I was confused about the birthday!! This was Jenn's post! LOL

    Okay, I'm glad we didn't miss yours, Jenn. :)

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  3. Jennifer,

    I suspect that many of us feel the same as you do. For the last several years, I have simplified as much as possible and completed a lot of the prep work for Christmas early so that I can relax and enjoy the holiday and celebrate the true reason for the season.

    A belated Happy Birthday,
    Edwina

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  4. You know, Jenn, that's exactly how I felt about our vacation this past summer. I was so busy getting everyone ready, getting the granddaughter situated, flying here and there, that just when I finally started to relax (4 days into our 7 day cruise), I got sick because it had all caught up with me. Grrr. Even now, when someone asks me how our vacation was, I can't tell them because I really don't remember that much. Now if that's not a downer, I don't know what is.

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