Thursday, December 12, 2013


Sunset on the Hudson
This is the hardest part of the year for me. The days are so short and the sun is rarely seen.  While everyone else waits for December 25, I wait for the 21st -- the darkest day of the year.  I know that on the 22nd, the sun will stay out a little longer, if only for a fraction of a second, and that makes me happy.

I have no Christmas spirit this year.  Our daughter is as far away as she can be and still be in the contiguous United States, Pete's very elderly parents (97 and almost 1,000 miles away from us) need help closing up the family home to move to assisted living, Barb and I had a grueling season of shows and I can't seem to get out from under the mess in my workspace.  I've had days of phone calls to return and appointments to go to -- vet, hair, dentist -- the yard still isn't cleaned up, and the pantry is bare.  I just can't see my way to dragging out Christmas decorations to put them up for a week or two and then take them down again.  I need an elf, or a vacation in the sun.


Julia said...

Oh Sarah, I'm feeling bad that you are not finding the Christmas Spirit this year and you are swarmed with too many things to do.

It was just me and my husband for Christmas dinner last year and I invited the lonely lady next door and we had a great Christmas although it was much quieter than usual it was a good one.

I think that sometimes Christmas is over rated.
With the internet you can talk to your kids even they are so far away.

Next Christmas will be better.

Sending you some warm hugs on this very cold night.

RETA said...

I wish you well, Sarah. We found ourselves without visitors this Christmas, but I still put up our little artificial tree and a very few decorations. The electric candles make the house so warm and cheerful. Be sure to have a cup of tea each day and count your blessings.


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I'm with you! I'm having a hard time mustering up the energy to decorate and make merry! Maybe today's the day!!! Maybe for you, too!