Post # 1
I SERIOUSLY can NOT believe that X-Mas is over and that I am back at work right now. It just went by entirely too fast!! I feel a little depressed that it’s all over. I also feel sad that it didn’t go exactly the way I had hoped it would. Fiance and I have been really stressed out with money and work and have been taking it out on each other. Christmas this year just seemed a little strained, and we even argued a little on XMas day over something really stupid. I know arguments happen, but on Christmas….really? I feel sad that it wasn’t that picture-perfect movie-like family Christmas.
Anyone else ever had a similar experience?
Post # 3
I’m glad it’s over to be honest, but I’ll be sad to take down all the decorations and trees. My husband, I don’t know why, but he was ridiculously cranky in the days leading up to Christmas. He bitched and moaned about me putting on Christmas carols while decorating (“I listen to it all day at work”), he didn’t help me at all with the tree (pregnant me had to lug it in, set it up and decorate it while he sat on the couch), and Christmas morning he and my daughter had full stockings while mine was empty. He got upset with how much I was spending, but then he wanted to be the one who brought Dirty Delete into the living room to see all the presents I went out and got her. I pretty much wanted to strangle him, holidays stress him out.
Luckily my family rallied and made Christmas really nice and I had a GREAT day. But I am glad it’s over. Every year it’s the same thing, we don’t really have the money to do much, but I do it anyway because I want to make it nice. It’s one day out of the year and we live like monks otherwise, sometimes you just have to suck it up, pay a few bills late and move on with life.
Post # 4
@KatyElle: I can definitely relate! Fiance was in a cranky mood for some reason and it really brought my holiday spirit down. Thanks so much for replying….it makes me feel a lot better that I am not alone. I see everyone else and all their happy, cheery, holiday spirit and it bums me out that Fiance and I didn’t have that this year. I can honestly say that I think it had a lot to do with the fact that we are SO stressed over our money situation. Then buying gifts for everyone on top of that just exacerbated things. I am glad it’s over in that aspect!
Post # 5
I’m also kind of glad it’s over. I could NOT get into the spirit of the holiday this year. It was like 40 degrees outside so it didn’t feel Christmasy at all, I only put up a few measly decorations (no tree), my mom was in a major funk over some family issues so she wasn’t exactly spreading her normal holiday cheer, and my Darling Husband got me a gift that I kind of think is more a present for him. Also, for my entire life, we’ve spent Christmas Eve at my grandparents’ home, but my grandpa passed away two years ago and this year they moved my grandma to a retirement community, so that tradition is now gone. It sucked.
So I’m really kind of happy to be packing up the few decorations today, cleaning up the house, and just generally starting to look forward to the new year. Bonus: it’s snowing here today, the first actual snow of the year, so it finally feels like winter in a good way, not the blah, gray way.
Maybe you can focus on your New Year’s celebrations, and hopefully it will be a better holiday than Christmas was!
Post # 6
I’m glad it’s over too! Holidays and birthdays are depressing to me for some reason. I honestly think it has something to do with how adoption affects me. I just get irritated more easily and have been reduced to tears the past couple days really easily. I even felt this way near our wedding…I probably need therapy to enjoy holidays lol.
Post # 7
I’m sad it’s over but we haven’t gotten ANY snow here until today, so that’s helping a little!
Post # 8
I’m actually glad it’s over too. I did have a really nice Christmas weekend, but we’ve been traveling so much recently and even though we didnt travel far for the weekend, it was just hectic. A lot of back and forth travel to my moms, my dads and back to our house. Now that Christmas is over I am looking forward to the new year and all the things that will come with it!
Post # 9
Me, kinda. This was our first year married and living together, and it was my first year not at my parents house so it was kind of weird. Even in college I would come home for break, so it was a change. We’ve been really busy lately moving into our house so we didn’t even have a tree up or any Christmas decorations. =[ We also initially agreed to not give gifts, but I’m really glad we changed our minds. At the last minute we got a baby Christmas tree and wrapped presents to put under so it felt like Christmas, and I voiced my sadness to Darling Husband so he made more of an effort to get into the “spirit” and it turned out pretty nice.
Post # 10
I’m really sad Christmas is over. It’s my favorite time of the year. This year is especially hard because my wedding was on December 19th. I spent 14 months planning it, and now everything is over. The wedding couldn’t have been more perfect, but not having that excitement any more is tough to deal with.
I’m also going back to college full time in a couple of weeks, and am terrified that I’m going to feel overwhelmed. DH is trying to convince me that if I put in a fraction of the effort I did into the wedding, I’ll do fine. I don’t feel confident at all.