Christmas This Year

As I said before, some years I feel very irritated by Christmas and I’m in a bad mood all month. Other years it’s not a big deal to me and doesn’t bother me a bit.

This year I have no problem with it!

I’ve been glad to see people enjoying their holiday and it hasn’t felt shoved down my throat too much. Having no TV and not shopping much probably helps a lot!

Brad and I have traveled to North Carolina this week to spend time with my dad’s family and we’re having a great time. I adore my family and really enjoy getting to hang out with them.

Our dog is playing with the four other dogs here!

Now that my grandmother is no longer alive, there’s a lot less pressure to do Christian things while we’re here. It used to be that I’d always have to go to a Christmas eve church service, but since she’s been gone it’s been entirely optional.

It’s really nice to have a break from work and an opportunity to travel and spend time with family, so thank you, Christmas, for that!

(Christmas two years ago with my cousins. I’m in the center!)


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  • Rohan

    Even the beautiful blonde in the black top is showing fingers!!! Abusing doesn’t suit women lol

    • Ambaa

      Yep. Afraid so :-/

  • SB

    How can I get through a Christmas Eve service with my in-laws?

    • Ambaa

      Oh man, good question! I barely got through Christmas a couple years ago when we went to a church service and the minister collected donations for missionary work in India! I just about killed someone I was so angry :(

      I guess my best advice is to try to replace Jesus in your mind with Krishna?