Are You Ready For Christmas Or Just Not Bothering?

Are You Ready For Christmas Or Just Not Bothering?

This year for me will be very different and l know for many of you also will be the same. Sadly this year has taken its toll on many people, many families, grandparents, parents and friends alike – so l am not alone in this. I am luckier in some respects than many others l guess – in so far as l am not that Christmas orientated – so spending the ‘2’ days alone will be no different to me than spending all the days alone since l moved into Willow.

It’s the memories of last year that maybe pain me more, last Christmas l spent with Suze and Scrappy, whilst l knew it was the last one l would ever spend with Scrappy, l didn’t know that this Christmas l would not be sharing it with Suze.

Suze is normally very family orienated and very geared for Christmas, she loves being with family and friends and yet this Christmas she is spending it with friends of hers that don’t celebrate Christmas not through religious beliefs but because they don’t worry about all the fuss. But then, this year Suze is not Christmas minded.

Even as l type this, Suze is sitting in the Vulnerable Waiting Ward of Ashford A&E due to problems arising from the stomach PEG. So for the first time in all her years of loving this period of time .. she doesn’t want to know about it. I’ll not see her either till sometime in the New Year when l can give her some presents l have for her.

It’s a shame, because Suze loved decorating the house, and it was lovely to see once done, it was lovely to see the three stockings up last year, and just writing that and it pains me so very much, thinking for the first time in 16 years, l shall not be spending my time with any furry companions. I can’t believe how fast and slow at the same time this year has gone. Scrappy passed on the 12th January, and that is now nearly a year and so very much has happened in this year to date already – not all great, fine nor dandy.

I don’t have any decorations up and yet they are all here in storage at the house, as l had the room for them. I haven’t received any cards yet – l should imagine the two l do receive will be from Suze and my Mother, which reminds me, l must also sort those out.

It’s only two days of the year and yet the whole world goes crazy – whilst l know it’s Christmas, to me it’s just another day – but l forget that world views it differently – and so today after casually sauntering around, filling the bird feeders, doing some weeding, pottering about, sorting bins out, l checked my cupboards and saw that l needed a few basics. So l logged into my shopper account and discovered ………………… no slots!! Till the 27th!!

WTF?!!

Was my immediate thought, so l logged back out, then back in and l must have been in the interim period of them changing it online as suddenly there were some slots available and l grabbed one for tomorrow 12 – 1. I don’t need a lot, but l had forgotten that it was Christmas week … it’s all good now as l placed an order.

But it’s just 2 days – unless l drop dead between now and the 24th – the 25th and 26th will pass me by like today and tomorrow will, just another 2 days … l am ready for Christmas but just not bothering, how about you – what are your plans?

So, are you ready or just not bothering?

Let me know below.

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63 thoughts on “Are You Ready For Christmas Or Just Not Bothering?

    1. Hey Sadje, no that’s right you celebrate um is it Eid al-Fitr in December? I probably have this wrong, but l do remember a conversation you and l had last year. So, l know your faith doesn’t celebrate the actual day but do you enjoy any part of the ‘break?’

      1. The Eid ul fitar is in Islamic month of shawal and thatโ€™s a lunar month so it keeps on changing. We used to enjoy the winter break and plan a vacation to visit the north. But not this year, for obvious reasons.

          1. Yes, it goes back around 10 days each year. So we get to enjoy Eid at all times of the year throughout the time.
            Maybe next year things will be better.

  1. Just another day and a PITA for being unable to do the regular things on the regular schedule…I wish I had some Christmas spirit – could do with some fun and good cheer.

  2. I donโ€™t celebrate Christmas, so I donโ€™t care. I saw my grands outdoors last week and gave them their Chanukah gifts… it wasnโ€™t much fun to have a short, masked visit, but better than nothing, I guess. Iโ€™m glad to have next Friday off work is all…

  3. I don’t celebrate holidays. To me, they are just a commercial enterprise and not to be bothered with. George and I will do what we would normally, and that is spend time together, eat our supper then watch a movie or television show on the computer.

  4. Just me and the Mr. here. We did no shopping this year, but have Christmas cash envelopes for the kids and grandkids. Will probably facetime on the phone with them on the day.

  5. Iโ€™m not bothered but I do bother and no, weโ€™re not ready; barely even started. We donโ€™t do turkey so weโ€™ve got a nice pork shoulder from the butcher, waiting in the freezer. Cracklinโ€™, eh? We have the veggies on order and a pud already in the cupboard. What I mean by not getting bothered is it isnโ€™t worth it. If itโ€™s not fun, donโ€™t do it that way. It isnโ€™t compulsory by law. But I enjoy eating good food and itโ€™s an excuse to do that; itโ€™s fun.

    Itโ€™s a bummer being on your own, Rory. A lot of folk on their own this year, I guess.
    I remember the first time I was on my own (not Christmas but the wife was holidaying with friends), I went out and bought wild salmon to cook for my tea. It was too much for one, so I gave half to the cat. He thought it was Christmas! lol.

  6. We got our tree finally yesterday, typical Casa Cuckoo style. The dang ham was also delivered yesterday, so Christmas is saved. Older Daughter has Eve off, but works Christmas night, she works with COVID patients now. Younger was exposed to COVID by a coworker so we’re waiting for her test results in the next couple days. Prezzies are purchased. Jammies & socks for the daughters, TOOO much I dont even remember what for Ben.

    Santa will come for Ben. He’ll get up to packages under the tree on the 25th. Just another day for Older Daughter and myself. Younger & Partner will come over in the afternoon if they are Kootie-free.

    We keep it going for Ben. And the daughters love it too. I hate the expense and stress. But I like the pretty lights. I’d probably go smaller if it was up to me.

    I’ll be here in the blogosphere with the WP part of my Family.๐Ÿฅฐ

    ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ’Œ

  7. Aw! Those two days (because I know the 26th is also a special day, “Boxing Day” in the UK, right?) should NOT be ‘just two other days.” Do something special for yourself, even if it’s just taking a walk to the end of your street! Crank up the tunes (whatever music you enjoy) and remember your blogging family, because many of us will be ‘home’ on Christmas Day. I have to get off my duff next year and send out actual cards. One could come your way, if you send me your address now that you’ve moved. But for this year it’s too late, and you’d only get the thing in who knows how long…the U.S. Mail is truly a snail this year. ๐Ÿ™ Take care Rory!

    1. Hey Melanie, it’ll not be any different to now, although the walk may be quieter than normal, but then again, this is Sandwich , a lot of people walk the Ramparts ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I guess it means something different to everyone. I am glad of a vacation from work and a chance to see Ben’s folks. I am not into all the traditional stuff – it’s too Disney for me.
    But it’s always nice to have a reason to break the diet, play Pictionary / Trivial Pursuit and just be a little lazy.

  9. I guess just not bothering either….is difficult to feel the Christmas with 30C outside ๐Ÿคช
    We put up the Christmas tree but that’s pretty much it…Will just be like a normal day ๐Ÿคช
    Have you thought to get another furry companion? ๐Ÿถ

    1. Yes, l know what you mean, l never saw a Christmas tree until we came to Australia, l certainly don’t rememver seeing any in Malaysia [as in my parents putting them up] .

      I still feel it would be a betrayal to Scrappy really, and l really needed to know what my life was all about without a dog in it. 2020 is the first year with no dogs, the last being 1994. I had two cats Pepsi and Barron in 1993 – they were lovely.

      It’s a good question Ribana, and one l shall address properly in 2021 now that travel is off the books for a good few years.

      1. I believe Scrappy will be very happy for you! She knows what a dog can bring to a human ๐Ÿถ And you know it too ๐Ÿ˜‰
        I wish Singapore could be more pet friendly too ๐Ÿ™ˆ

  10. I agree that it is just another day. As Daisy will be 7 weeks old this coming week, we aren’t bothering as much, she doesn’t know what is going on and I can never understand why some go overboard with Christmas when a baby is only a few weeks old.

    1. Very wise Ami the Angel , very wise indeed ๐Ÿ™‚ Being an Angel l guess yule ‘did you see that’ yule being sitting atop of your own tree then ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Yeah, yeah, l figured you would have seen it, cripes splinters – oooooooooooooooooooh no thank you – having had a ginormous splinter once in my bottom, noo way!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.โ€ ~ J. C. Penney

    Have a wonderful Christmas and joyous days ahead with warm laughter. Take care.

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