For the first time in years, I'm not going to bitch about the holidays and be all sarcastic about Christmas and family and presents and gushy smooshy shit. I haven't really had the time to contemplate it; and because we basically decided to just skip it this year entirely, I haven't had to go shopping, hear the annoying Christmas music, deal with stressed out annoying assholes in parking lots and drain my bank account. Even those blow up, glowing yard snow globes (now with sparkly crap inside!) aren't irritating me. That much.
I haven't bought one present, except for a couple things I ordered online to send to friends who live far away. Prof and I decided to not exchange gifts - with the house still getting organized and December being so busy already, it seemed silly to add more stuff to the pile, and more things to the "to do" list. So, we are going to pick a charity and give whatever money we would have spent on presents to a worthy cause. And no, that worthy cause can't be you!
I'll have much more time and energy to catch up on blogs this weekend, so stay tuned....