Happy Fucking Holidays……..

I love Halloween and then we can just totally skip November,December, January and  February and I will just go straight to March.  I despise winter and being cold and all of the shit that goes along with it.  And I don’t like the holidays.  This year at our Pre-Holiday Employee meeting we had to team up and our teammate had to tell a “secret” about our favorite Christmas memory.  My teammate was this bubble headed little blond college student who doesn’t have the energy to keep her tongue in her mouth.  No.  Seriously.  She is cute for the first five minutes and then you realize that there is actually no brain activity going on behind the blank stare and her mouth is hanging open and her tongue is braced behind her bottom teeth and just kind of hanging there.  So she asks about my favorite holiday memory and I reply, “Oh gee, it’s hard to pick.  Would it be the first year I got everything I asked for on my Christmas list when I was in 4th grade and then our house burned to the ground 11 days later?  Or maybe when my kids were little and every year I would struggle to buy them something and decorate to make it festive only to get up Christmas morning and have them open all their gifts because their POS Dad (I know, totally my fault-but that is another story) or any number of his derelict family is coming at 10:00 Christmas morning to whisk them away and they wouldn’t return until after New Years.  So, I would spend the rest of the day taking down the decorations and drinking cheap whiskey  (Kesslers-smooth as silk…) until I pass out.”  The holidays totally depress me.  I try my best to stay up and perky and most years will go totally overboard in an attempt to kick the depression to the door.  Then I tell myself how incredibly lucky I am and I KNOW how lucky I am.  Michael and I are in really good health not including all the piddley little things that we deal with.  Our kids are grown and gone and relatively stable and have happy healthy kids.  So what is my fucking problem?  I just wish I could skip it.  Winter sucks and the holidays always coincide with da-dah-dah DAAAAHHH Personal Property taxes.  And this year all the kids are opting out.  Clay and Karl started it off with a resounding “Happy Holidays, we aren’t buying anyone gifts this year and we don’t want anything from anyone” Then the same thing from Loren and Heather-and that was kind of ironic because they don’t ever get us anything anyway.  And none comes “home” for the holidays, anymore.   Oh, well.  So it will be Michael and I.  So for Thanksgiving we are going to volunteer at Almeeta Crayton’s “Everybody Eats” program and then off to the Casino for Thanksgiving buffet and planning on the same thing for Christmas.  The food is great and nothing says Happy Holidays like the sound of penny slots and the smell of cigarette smoke.  Ok, I think I feel better, Is it March yet??

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About myway77

I am a 56 year old Mother of 2, Step-Mother of 3, Grandmother of 6. After 23 years of being a Cosmetologist/Nail Tech/Esthetician I recently started a whole new career with an Amazing company. This is the story of where and how I started and the long road to where I am. One thing has always remained a constant in my life-my 1st Cousin and Best Friend "Liza Jane" or Leisa Carroll-my #1 partner in crime !
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