19 December 2005
Semana de Navidad
It seems like I just dropped off the blogging scene. Well that isn't exactly so, just like most other bloggers, life is just happening and blogging is taking a back seat. People going on vacations, many busy shoping, cooking and preparing for the holidays and me just relaxing and chilling. I've decedided to boycott Christmas this year. OK, call me the grinch who stole Christmas or the Scrooge but I'm just not doing Christmas this year. Let me explain why.
My first boycott comes from the fact that we didn't expect to be still here for Christmas. We are long past our departure date and still yet to get word of our pending exit from here. It was our hopes that we'd be celebrating Christmas with our children in our new post/home wherever and anywhere except here in Caracas. We will now be celebrating our 5th Christmas here and we are not pleased at all. So I think the fact that we are still here is contributing to me lack of enthausiam for the holiday season.
We havn't put up a tree or decorations. Why? Why should we. We have no little ones in the house. We don't plan to do any entertaining and we don't need the hassles. We don't go over board with the gifts and excessive spending. A gift or the hubby, one for me (maybe if the hubby remembers) and the mandated gift from the office gift exchange. We got the Tall One his gift thanks to amazon That completes the gift buying process. I must say that I've yet to visit any of the Centro Comercials (malls) for the season. OK, I may go today to get the gift for hubby.
I've also decided that there won't be any whole heap and cooking and stuff like that either. The hubby has requested that I make some coconut bread and that I'll do. I've already purchased a Christmas fruit cake, compliments my Jamacian friend and thanks to another Jamacian counterpart, we'll be crashing at her for Christmas Day lunch. So there goes my christmas plans.
I guess I've summed up my enthausiam for the Christmas Season. Part of my boycott may also come from the fact that the past few months has been filled with activities and I am just tired, mentally and physically. The over commercialism has also gotten the best of me. I'm Christmas out. I was seeing decorations since the beginning of November.
I wish all the bloggers The happiest Christmas and Holiday Season ever. Just remember the reason for the season.
See you soon
Posted by Campfyah at 9:33 AM