Gratitudes

Gratitudes: After the Money’s Gone, Christmas Blahs

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

1. I am grateful for our fireplace. I love having a warm fire on these chilly nights.
2. I am grateful for my current housecleaning company. They are reliable even if they are expensive. (Liberal guilt aside….)
3. I am grateful to the person who fixed the printer at work today — it broke down; it was so frustrating.

It’s the Christmas season and I have the “Holiday Blahs.” As much as I love Christmas, I am ambivalent about it this year. Perhaps it’s because I’m feeling rather broke, saving money for Ireland. The idea of shopping fills me with dread, however. I don’t look forward to buying things.

I am wearing a holiday sweatshirt today to try to get into the mood. I am also going to start going through my Christmas sock collection.

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  2 comments for “Gratitudes: After the Money’s Gone, Christmas Blahs

  1. Anonymous
    December 9, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    I see you are gaining an international following! Bueno! As far as Xmas shopping goes, I alwys lose patience in any temple of Capitalistic consumption after about 30 minutes and have been pondering making a glycerin soap bath basket for family again this year (I got hit with a $470 bill from Cingular/AT&T due to teen excess, so I feel ya there). I loathe the commercialism, but once I see kids caroling I get in the Christmas spirit pretty quick.

    Did you hear about the feminist movement finally acquiring male leadership? nyuk nyuk
    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/man_finally_put_in_charge_of

    Happy Holidaze!
    ~Shaun

  2. Joshie Juice
    December 17, 2007 at 12:26 am

    You are so infinitely loveable. Which is why you should blog more often.

    Miss you!

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