Thursday, December 17, 2009

Making a List, Obsessing Over It. Gonna Find Out....

Here is our litty bitty Christmas tree.

I went shopping yesterday morning before work, then in the evening after work, with Girlie Girl and Handsome Lad.

I swear, I am working my way up towards excitment.

It is still not clear who is hosting Christmas eve, although Princess Diva is still holding out hopes of being the one to do it.  Hm.  She is still hospitalized, so that may be wishful thinking.  But maybe not!  I just don't know.   I could do it at my place as well, so that could happen.  I wouldn't mind a bit.

I don't know what will happen Christmas morning.  Last year, no one (WTG) was feeling pissy or anything, so we were all able to be together for the kids to open their presents.  This year, WTG is not speaking to me, so although I'm sure he'd love to have all the kids there with him for Christmas morning, I am not sure if I'd be welcome.  Maybe they could come, as a group to my house after they finish there?  I don't know.  I'll admit.  I am feeling a bit anxious and sad about this part of the holiday celebration.  I wish WTG would just grow up, although it is foolish to to wish for something like that at this point.

 DR says he doesn't really "do" Christmas.  He has issues with it.  I can fully understand that, as I have my share of issues as well, but I think it may be different when you have kids and they grew up celebrating.  I don't feel I can exactly opt out...and I'm not sure I'd want to anyway.  But it all leaves me feeling unsure of how this holiday will actually play out.  I guess I will see...and really, I'm sure it will be fine in the end.  Isn't it always?

What are your Christmas plans?


Churlita said...

I'm sorry. That sounds kind of stressful. Christmas Eve we go deal with my family and come home that night. Christmas day is the girls' dad's birthday, so at least Coadster will hang out with him for a bit. He usually only wants to spend a few hours with the girls and he and Stinky aren't speaking, so it might be tricky for us this year too.

I refuse to worry about it. I figure I'll hang out and relax and get Chinese take-out for dinner which has become our tradition.

AlienCG said...

I'm going to my parents' for a Christmas Eve dinner, then I'll spend the evening at home relaxing. Christmas Day should also be pretty relaxing.

I hope there is some Christmas miracle that turns WTG into a less insecure person. That's a stretch, though, isn't it?

laura b. said...

Churlita: I like your attitude. Like, the family squabbles...we can't control what other people are feeling, or what they are going to why stress? And Chinese take out sounds perfect :-)

AlienCG: Your Christmas sounds lovely and calm. You have such a nice family.
haha! That would be a pretty big Christmas miracle, but I guess now would be the appropriate time to hope for it :-)

crazy4coens said...

laura - i am sorry about the people negotiations regarding your Christmas. you deserve better and so do the kids, but life is life, isn't it?

we are going to have the hubby's family sometime and that is stressful - they are never clear about what and when and how, so it is hard to plan for. but life is life, isn't it?

NoRegrets said...

Well, I hope something works out in the end. I'm sure it will.

laura b. said...

Crazy4Coens: I don't know why the difficulties continue to surprise me. I should really know better by now!
Your husbands family sounds like my exes...everything is very up-in-the-air until the very last moment.

NoRegrets: I think so too. Thanks :-)

Sebastien said...

I hope DR is not involved with the whole war against Christmas thing. Bill O'Reilly would not approve.

Frankly, I love a holiday that has been manipulated into being the crown jewel of western capitalism.

But I really do love Christmas, the family, the friends, the joy, the love. And the sex, the drugs, the drugs and sex, sex and drugs...

laura b. said...

Sebastien: Well, anything Bill O'Reilly doesn't approve of... :-D
I am fascinated by what Christmas means to need to write a children's book about that.