Thursday, December 23, 2010

How To Lose Your Peace During Christmas

If you read yesterdays post on the headless bear, I'm beginning to wonder if there is a theme here? This is a picture of Solomon's closest-to-making-Christmas-cookies-with-me-this-year from my iPhone Christmas cookie app. [By the way I highly recommend this $1 app, it's awesome all year round.]

I either need a long list of "My life could be worse if..." or I need a long list of things I should be thankful for...because my attitude has become poor. We've had a few long and hard weeks recently finishing up the project in Ohio and I guess I expected my "break" prematurely and have had to put my big girl panties on concerning another long week for Charles here in Atlanta. 

Really...I don't have much to complain about, but I am really feeling the stressful and depressed emotions of this transition back from Ohio. We're living out of suitcases and stepping on and around Amazon boxes [that need to be wrapped], not to mention we will continue to stay in suitcases for another three weeks. 

I realize, we choose this, and seeing all our family will-be-worth it, but like having a new baby...the end of pregnancy isn't fun, but the baby was all worth it. That's how I feel, pregnant with Christmas cheer, but currently experiencing exhaustion, extra emotions, and stressful preparations for it's arrival.

After reading several "how to avoid this..." earlier this month and thought that would never happen to me...

I read this post yesterday and a] it had happen to me and b] I wasn't alone. So I'm here to tell you, if you are feeling like a bad mom because you didn't build a gingerbread house this year or you're feeling like a bad Christian because your quite time has been replaced with wrapping presents...may I offer some opposite advice...

How To Loose Your Peace During Christmas
1. don't sleep enough
2. don't eat good
3. drink too much caffeine
4. don't spend time with Jesus
5. move across states

[guilty of all of these this attempt to redeem this Christmas Thankful Thursday is up next]


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  1. Hoping that when Christmas gets here you will find some peace. Moving is hard... we lived out of suitcases for 10 out of the 12 months in 2010. I am hoping to stay put for a while and glad to have finally unpacked my bags :-)

  2. If you need any help with anything, I be glad to help out. I have been peaceful this season, but not necessarily in the "Christmas spirit." I blogged about it.



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