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Monday, December 21, 2009

Where In the World Is the Cheer?

Is there any particular reason why I'm short $300 that I didn't have to spend in the first place in only a few short hours this morning? Oh yeah, groceries, a ham for Christmas, trip to Target and the liquor store. I've been on a very long six-day trip which set me down in such faraway ports as Los Angeles, Seattle multiple times, San Diego, Denver, and Dallas. I have today off, and then work the next three. And today is totally filled with errands, shopping (alas, I'm minus the aforementioned funds), we have appointments the remainder of the day and I work tomorrow. I haven't read any blogs in a week. I haven't posted here in a week. I haven't been to yoga in months. The gym hasn't seen my sweat in numerous months, either. My presence on Facebook has been pretty limited -- umm, except for that little post on Saturday evening about my watching the Glenn Beck Christmas Special on Fox News. Yeah, bitch, there's a good time. My sleep is fitful. I've been having headaches for several months now. I'm wondering why not everyone who is invited to Christmas dinner RSVPs when they are asked too -- I mean, if I'd been invited to a free Christmas dinner, I'd respond...right? I have a bad attitude and really don't have much cheer in my stocking. I've been trying to drum up some yummy childhood memories to relive with you here. But, they just aren't there. Nothing is coming to me. So, that's it. Merry Christmas for those celebrating. Well, it's Christmas anyway -- whether you celebrate it or not, really.

PS -- I haven't even brushed my teeth or taken a shower today and have been out in public! It's now 1pm.

20 comments:

bridgeout said...

Your post leaves me smirking. I am not quite sure why. But you are one sassy dude! Gotta love that 'bout you friend.
I don't really have happy childhood holiday memories. And living with a sweet wife who struggles through the winter means that the holidays sometimes aren't that "happy." And don't even get me started on my trip to Target yesterday!
HUGS to you Arnie... and a kiss on your scruffy and grumpy cheek. :)
Wendy

anne marie in philly said...

we out here in blogcyberland know that not everything is running smooth in your life right now.

and we DO care! so {{{{{hugs}}}}} to you at this festive season of the year! rejoice in the fact that you have blair and mason - that makes you one lucky dude!

merry xmoose saint lewis!

Princessa lil mexico said...

Honey, This world is filled with people. People who forget, people that don't respond, people who don't care and other that do care. You will be fine. I know that life is not always fair but if you need a hug or something among the line of that. I am here for you. (well not in the states but you know what i mean!)

xoxoxox

Derek

Larry Ohio said...

I've missed you. I can't wait until these crazy holidays are over and things get back to normal.

Emilee said...

well i don't know about any of the other stuff, you'll have to figure it out on your own; BUT if you really wanna know "where the cheer is", it's up in the cupboard above the washing machine.

:) you're just missin' me

Breenlantern said...

Dig down deep and find your inner polyanna....

Ur-spo said...

gin and tonic, that's the answer !

LSL said...

I think this is a difficult time of year for lots of reasons. Just the expectation to be happy can be difficult. I'm glad you're giving us the real deal here - even if it's not all sunshine and rainbows. All we want for Christmas is YOU. xo.

Now go brush your damn teeth.

wcs said...

Work is the pits when all you want to do is hang at home. But it will pass.

You have so much cheer all year long, that a little gone missing right now shouldn't be a problem. Well, that's my opinion anyway.

I'm with Michael: a nice G & T works wonders! ;)

Will said...

YOU are the cheer, you bring happiness into the lives of everyone lucky enough to know you.

Birdie said...

Yeah, I spent Monday in my jammies, nursing a migraine. But constant headaches need some medical attention, sweetie. That would make anyone grumpy. A friend called me to cancel his get-together; apparently I was one of two to RSVP. I think the speed of life is getting to everyone, and we're pulling back into our nests.

SMB said...

and here you are, complaining that i NEVER read your blog.

well LOOKY LOO, HERE I BE!!!

;)

so great to see you guys last night. we had a great time.

hope to do it again, soon. (and maybe invite that woofy waiter??)

xooxoxo

Mark in DE said...

Understandably, this is a busy time for you with your work. It should calm down in a week or so. In the meantime, try not to stress yourself out over everything. Promise yourself to do your best, and that's that. If something doesn't happen or get purchased, it likely will not mean the end of the world.

Wishing you peace and rest when you sleep!

David said...

While I get a certain amount of schadenfreude every year watching those who celebrate Christmas spin themselves into butter, I hope things settle down for you soon.

Anonymous said...

You need a good spanking...over Daddys lap!
Edmund

Jim said...

I don't know how you do it. I flew from Los Angeles to Bellingham (via Seattle) and back with less than 48 hours on the ground in between. I was dizzy, queasy, grumpy and all the other 7 dwarfs except happy. Okay, I was Happy once I got home.

You're a miracle that you're only slightly annoyed and not going postal.

Cincinnati NAMjA said...

Man I thought that I was busy. I have meetings with clients all day today until 9:30pm and than 2 on Christmas Eve and have not eveb began my shopping yet....yikes!

Anonymous said...

Yeah...I see what you're talking
about...

Hope it all goes well for you :)

HUGS!!!

Laurie

dit said...

I completely understand, I too have been "not as into" the holidays this year. Not sure why. Anyway, I would like to wish you a merry Christmas eve and happy holidays.

RAD said...

Just doing my Christmas rounds to my fave guys and blogs! Merry Christmas for the tenth time to you! Sexy beast you!