Unless you are 10-years-old or younger, this time of year is the most stressful two weeks of the entire calender.
I just can't wait to get back to a normal schedule.
Enough shopping, gift returning, drinking, eating, partying, card sending, restaurant picking, list making, cooking, cleaning, gift wrapping, gift opening, party planning, package sending, traveling, well wishing, and did I mention eating and drinking.
Because not only am I crazy stressed, but I'm tired and fat.
I think part of the problem is the media and our own lemming-like stupidity for listening to the media.
Who really gives a flying hoot as to how much stuff Target or Walmart sells this season.
I certainly don't, but somehow the fine folks at CNN, ABC, CBS, ABC and FOX seem to believe that I am obsessed with the amount of crap these stores have sold since Thanksgiving.
Have you heard that CompUSA is going out of business?
I bet you have and so what.....
Why does it matter to me that a rich billionaire in Mexico is closing up shop in the United States?
Why am I so obsessed with this drivel.
That's really part of the problem. I seem to measure my happiness at this time of year by how much stuff I have consumed?
That can't be good...can it?
Oh, and while I'm on the subject of the Holidays enough with the culture Holiday wars already.
I don't care if you wish me Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, a great Chinese New Year, a festive Festivas, or Merry Spaghetti monster.
I just appreciate the fact that you cared enough to wish me something happy, merry or bright. You will never offend me by passing some good cheer my way so thank you, and who cares what God I follow. Your kind words have brightened up this stressful time of year for me and I really appreciate that.
Unfortunately I don't really appreciate or really get New Year.
It seems to be the most anti-climactic of all Holidays.
You sit around and drink and eat, and drink and eat, and drink and eat waiting for some ball to fall in New York at which point what....?
Nothing really changes.
I wish it would. Wouldn't it be great if all of a sudden people realized that wars, and terror, and greed, and poverty, and hunger are all bad things and that we need to stop it now.
But they don't, and the buzz wears off, and the party goes on.
So I'm so ready for the Holiday party to stop.
It's time to get back to a healthy routine.
I know I can't control wars and terror and such, but at least I can control my own health. So time to get back on the horse and resume a healthy lifestyle.
I wish you a happy and healthy New Year, or Festivas, or Chinese New Year and for heaven's sake let's get back to business as usual.