This year I just can't get into it. As many of you know we moved from New York, down here to Florida, about five years ago. Ever since then the holidays have gotten tougher and tougher for me. To me there is a certain atmosphere that goes with Christmas, one I knew to be true for my entire life - until we moved here. I looked forward to that first snow fall, cold temperatures, crowded stores, jackets, sweaters and a nice warm cup of hot cocoa. My kids in there feety pajamas with heat still turned up, snuggling together on Christmas Eve and all that good stuff.
Here I sit with the A/C on 74 and I'm still hot. The streets show no signs of Christmas, no holiday decor hanging from the lamp posts in the parking lots, no Santa on the corner. Just 80 degree temperatures, & shorts. It might as well be the middle of July.
I know some of you would be willing to trade weather in a heartbeat and I'm not saying that most of the time I don't enjoy it, but I miss the Christmas of my childhood! And feel like my kids are being robbed. I guess it doesn't bother them, they barely remember snow. I'm sure to those of you native to the south, love your Christmas weather and even the slight drop in temps bring to you that Christmas feeling....I just wish I would adjust already!
Sorry, I know I don't normally vent about silly things but tis the season, right?? ;-)
I also know I have been in slow motion the past week or so. The kids and I have been sick and I have a ton of last minute things on the list so I will be taking it slow until the New Year.