I am usually a Christmas junkie, though a little less so since empty nest and moving to Florida. It doesn’t seem right without kids and without cold weather and snow. Here I am, on a long break from school, and I can’t get up an ounce of energy for the holidays. It’s weird. I keep going to the computer like I actually have something to do, the habit is so ingrained. I check the weather, my bank balance, the latest news, email, youtube, and Facebook. I play a silly little game on Facebook until my energy points run out, I close the computer, and, sit there, listless.
It is like being deprived of a drug you are addicted to. So this is what withdrawal feels like, emotionally at least. Having worked at a jail for a little while, I know what actual withdrawal looks like, but this must be a tiny taste…
Oh, good grief! What melodrama! Snap out of it woman! Get over yourself and go do something useful. Order your favorite Christmas flicks from Netflix, get the decorations on the tree, go buy dog toys to wrap (the dogs are as much fun at Christmas as the kids were), eat some of the pumpkin bread with your coffee, DO something!
I’m blogging, aren’t I?
You’re still at the computer…
Okay, okay. I’m going.
I’m getting a big new medical dictionary for Christmas. I actually ASKED for it. Being a student makes you weird. But then, I kinda always was…weird, I mean.