I'm trying wholeheartedly to get into the holiday spirit. Why bother right now? I blame my Mother, whose favourite holiday was Christmas. She did it up BIG! I want to honor her memory by carrying on with a relatively normal, decent Christmas season. I've been listening to holiday music on and off while I've been home today. We did some Giftmas shopping and actually managed to finish off getting my niece's gifts taken care of. That was sort of fun, though it gets a bit harder in some ways to shop for her as she gets older. She wishes for fewer and more expensive things and I prefer to spoil her with several smaller things over one or two large-ish things. That being said I really think she's going to dig what I got her this year... ;)
J got all the Christmas crap out of the rafters of the garage and brought it into the house tonight with only a scraped knuckle, a sore arm and a copious amount of creative cursing. Two of the three trees are up--the big tree and the Peanut's tree for the dining room table. J's Grampa's ceramic tree is still in its box waiting to be placed in the den. Doing all that was enough for tonight--we'll try to do more tomorrow.
Lars and Ra are both terribly excited about all the "new" stuff in the living room. Lars is especially impressed with the big tree being up. He's already sat underneath it, all proud of himself. I'm praying to Bast and all other gods involved that he DOES NOT TRY TO CLIMB THE TREE!!! I shout because it's really a big concern of mine and I want all the gods to hear my plea! ;)
So yeah. It may be futile, but I'm trying to get into the holiday spirit...Wish me luck! :/