Ooooooo man did we wake up to snow this morning!! 6 inches of fresh white snow blowing against the house and the wind chill is -20 with gusts to 40 mph. Guess old man winter has finally arrived in Minnesota. lol That's okay tho cuz it gets me in the Christmas mood more and I tend to bah humbug during this time of the year.
Don't get me wrong....i like the tradition of Christmas...the music, the candles, the feasts, family gatherings and the perfect gift. It's everything leading up to it that makes me grumpy...long lines, crowded malls, the pressure of giving my family their christmas memories, gaining 10 lbs, long lists adding up to 1,000's of dollars from greedy ungrateful kids, trying to figure out what to get my parents and husband and an empty bank account. You get the idea. lol
I wish we could go back to way it was...the way it was intended...before malls and all the pressure, before it became so commercialized that I want to scream at the top of my lungs in the middle of the friggin mall!!!. I wish we could exchange handmade gifts and go caroling from door to door. I wish our kids would be esctatic over a piece of stick candy and a pair of knitted mittens.
I thought I would share with you my 18 year old sons christmas list that he handed to me the other day....hold onto your seats it's a doozie! :
a new electric guitar with a stage amp ($1,500)
an XBox ($300)
a new truck ($3,000)
subs for the new truck ($300)
Wonder how he would react if he got a stick of peppermint, a handmade scarf and an orange?? LOL My family will be SHOCKED when I announce on christmas eve that we will be starting a new family tradition....only homemade handmade gifts from here on out! LOL