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The stamina for Christmas
No energy (or even interest) in the upcoming big event.


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#1 nik_klinger

Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

Anyone have it?? I certainly don't. I just wrapped the sum total of 3 presents and that's it, I'm done.
I can't do anymore, I don't want to do anymore.
Where do people get their stamina/ interest from???

#2 The Awesome One

Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

I don't know where it's gone, I had it, I was super excited about Christmas, it is my fave time of year, but the past week or so I have just been so meh about it, I wanted to do something fun at home, but now I am feeling too lazy to organise it lol. I haven't even started wrapping though so OP you are ahead of me there lol.

#3 Ange remplie

Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

Personally, I'm not such a huge fan of Christmas.  I think ten years in retail killed it for me.

I think sharing it helps.  Maybe we ought to have a thread - wrap as many things as you can in five minutes and report back - to motivate one another!

#4 nik_klinger

Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 14/12/2012, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Personally, I'm not such a huge fan of Christmas.  I think ten years in retail killed it for me.

I think sharing it helps.  Maybe we ought to have a thread - wrap as many things as you can in five minutes and report back - to motivate one another!


I've already put everything away, so I'm out of the challenge at the moment!

#5 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:56 PM

It's way too early to be wrapping presents - I like to leave mine until Christmas Eve around midnight.  You would think that after 50+ Christmases I would have learnt something.  Nope.

#6 71Cath

Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 14/12/2012, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Personally, I'm not such a huge fan of Christmas.  I think ten years in retail killed it for me.

12 years for me.  And 15 years of placating the (now ex) in-laws...


#7 Feral Becky

Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

I am not wrapping mine. I am saying that I am saving the environment from excess wrapping paper.

Really, I am far too lazy for words.

#8 HandsOnNewton

Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE
Personally, I'm not such a huge fan of Christmas. I think ten years in retail killed it for me.

This will be year 23 for me ohmy.gif Luckily it's just weekends now, but the next two days I'm working 9-6 then 8-5 in a service deli. Halp.
As for wrapping, I'm making DH do it. He's much better at doing neat packages than I am.
Meanwhile I'm meant to be springcleaning as MIL is coming to stay next Friday, but I can't be a*sed.
And I have no idea what food we'll be doing for Owen's 4th birthday next Saturday.

Falalalalaaaa lala la la.

#9 Paladin

Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:48 PM

I really don't have the stamina for it this year. I'll be working afternoon shifts christmas eve and christmas day.  I've been putting off the shopping, I've just had a week off work and I've done nothing because I really really DON'T want to.  I haven't sent any cards.  I've bought the kids a joint present, but that' it so far.  I'm going to be doing a lot of running around next weekend lol.  My husbands feeling the same, we don't want to go anywhere or see anyone.  We just want to chill and not run around.  And I have a feeling Xmas day is going to be a big bacon and egg brekkie, no roast dinner (well I will at work, which I don't have to cook or clean up after lol).  

I'm over it.

#10 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

I'm done and I never even started.  At this point I have purchased nothing, wrapped nothing, cannot get into it at all.  It's a bit sad really.

#11 MintyBiscuit

Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

I'm struggling at the moment. Christmas cards were sent today, but nothing is wrapped yet and I still haven't finalised my menu for christmas lunch. My christmas tree isn't up either, mainly due to DS being a destructo bot.

I'm picking up a play pen tomorrow so I can hopefully protect the tree, and I'm hoping once I put it up I'll get my christmas cheer on. My plan is to do all my baking next weekend so I hope it arrives before then

#12 Riotproof

Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

QUOTE (LindsayMK @ 14/12/2012, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am not wrapping mine. I am saying that I am saving the environment from excess wrapping paper.

Really, I am far too lazy for words.


Mine are all wrapped.  original.gif But I quite like doing it.

You could use Christmas teatowels or napkins for wrapping to save the environmental slant.

#13 Leggy

Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Big hugs for all you ladies. Christmas is about the ONLY thing that is getting me through at the moment. I just keep telling myself, "get through Friday and then on the weekend you can make gingerbread and wrap stuff and put a carols CD on..."

#14 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

I'm just feeling overwhelmed by a lack of time atm!

I have another week at work, so mentally I am putting it off until school finishes. However, we are having visitors on Saturday and then going to my sisters for Christmas celebrations on Sunday (600km round trip.)

Then there is Christmas Eve, so I'll run around and try and find some food for Christmas Day then.

I hate working until the 21st with a weekend before Christmas, I just don't have time to get stuff done and unwind. I'll probably just sleep through Christmas because I am so exhausted from the school year.

Plus I am back at work in Jan 21st... which requires me being away from DF and now it seems real and I'm questioning if I've done the right thing...

Edited by PussyDids, 14 December 2012 - 04:37 PM.


#15 katniss

Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Many shopping centres have gift wrapping services for a gold coin donation.

Christmas is the only thing that gets me through the last few weeks of the year. DH has 3 weeks off every year because his company shuts down. I actually like seeing my extended family at Christmas. Everyone brings a plate to share for lunch. You don't have to go if you can't or don't want to. And gift giving is optional. It's always really casual. A few drinks and yummy food. My boys are finally old enough to get into it more. They helped me put up the tree 2 weeks ago and it was so much fun seeing their happy faces. I love Christmas music.

I'm sending Christmas spirit to you OP and the other PPs. I have too much of my own!!

#16 Space is Big

Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

I dragged my butt (as well as 2 kids and DH) into town for Santa photo’s today.  That bit was OK.  I then suggested that we nip over to one shop to get one present, then to the shopping centre playground for a coffee (it is raining here) then home.  2 hours later we leave.  No present after going to 4 big shops, over all those people and noise.  DS was being naughty in the playground so got told off, then did it again so got a time out, then did it AGAIN so got taken out.  Then I had to listen to him scream and cry for the next 30 minutes (he is 2 so life is so very unfair).  Ahhh the nasty looks from the other shoppers as I took him back to the car (which of course was all the way at the other side of town) – wonderful.  

Needless to say my Christmas spirit has been fairly deflated today.

#17 bestnot

Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

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Edited by zedgirl, 19 September 2013 - 10:21 AM.


#18 Anonemy

Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

It's hard to build momentum I find esp if you have a lot to do. I have been doing the baby step approach. I work and it's in the city so went out to shop at lunch time in last week or two, even if only one thing bought.  Maybe just focus on one thing - like one person's prez or wrapping paper etc. break down into small chunks of activity.

I find this time of year hard. I get a bit sad/ wistful - another year over, my dd is growing up. In fact I don't come good again until feb.

Hope you find ur kriz buzz....



#19 FeralAlpacaWarrior

Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

I have been looking forward to doing Christmas stuff for ages, but I'm having a really bad arthritis flare up ATM and if it doesn't settle down soon I won't be able to write and send out my Christmas cards, for the first time in many many years. I'm not doing so well sad.gif

#20 Gudrun

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

HollyOlly, does the Xmas tree go in the play pen or the child?

#21 Spa Gonk

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

We just finished wrapping tonight.  I have a kid with a birthday five days before Christmas, so sort of had to so we could work out what presents to give for birthday and which ones for Xmas.  Thank goodness his party was today and now over.  I have enough to organise and cook for Christmas without adding a birthday party 10 days before it!

Hope you get motivated soon OP.  I am finding now most of my stressors are over I can start to enjoy the festive season.

#22 iwanttosleepin

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

I'd love to get a bit more excited about christmas but it's all done now.
Tree up, presents bought (not yet wrapped), christmas buffet lunch booked and limousine ordered to take us all there!

It's not a public holiday where I live so it's a bit strangeTBH.




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