Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday Morning Ramblings

Well, I survived 3 Christmas parties in one weekend. Sober.


I'm still having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit. We got our tree on Friday and brought in the house Saturday morning. It's still standing undecorated. No lights, nothing. I have not bought one single Christmas gift.

I do look forward to watching the kids open their gifts and seeing their happiness. I do look forward to having some down time.

Having Christmas also be the day my father died puts a damper on things a bit.

And this is my first holiday season without parents which is strange and sad all that the same time. But I know I will get through it. The first year is always the hardest.

One cool thing will be on New Year's Eve I will have 9 months sober.

I will be fine, I am fine just feeling a little melancholy.


Shadow said...

3? wow! you're a cool chick!

you have some strong memories on the day. just aim to relax and enjoy it as much as you can...

Cat said...

I too have not bought a single present as of yet. I thought about it this weekend - just like I thought about getting the tree - but it just was not pressing enough - so instead I did laundry, cooked, cleaned and worked out.

Maybe next weekend I will get around to it - I sure hope so - since I am in the holiday spirit I just hate the extra task's that the holiday puts upon me!

Congrats on your successful holiday parties - wow - 3 in one weekend!!! Good job!

J-Online said...

3 parties in one weekend! Great job! I was having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit and now I can't seem to turn it off. Watch out!

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Gabriella Moonlight said...

Three parties all sober...there's something to celebrate for sure. You Rock!!
Christmas is hard for many and it's in the acceptance of that that we can get through have lots to celebrate at almost 9 months...let that be your greatest gift to all! Let yourself shine!

Pam said...

My 9 month chip was my very favorite and when my sponsees get theirs, it's my favorite to watch. Not sure why.
Make some kind of new tradition this year.
Probably a naked tree is not a good one...but hey-ya never know.

Progress, Not Perfection said...

Congrats on your Sober Holiday parties. :)

And Yay! for 9 month chips.