Around here the radio start playing ONLY Christmas music starting at the beginning of November. This annoys me. Christmas music is fine. But, before Thanksgiving? And, even now, I can't bring myself to listen to those stations because it irks me more than I can stand that they play ONLY Christmas music. Can't they play my favorite songs with a couple of Jingle Bell Rocks here and there?
There is a station that I like that plays 80's music on the weekends. I was looking forward to having some alone time in the car (which means I don't have to listen to Mary Poppins or VeggieTales) and I immediately flipped to this station. NO 80's MUSIC! They were having some radio-thon to get people to provide gifts for needy families. I see this is making me sound selfish--like I don't want needy families to get gifts. They deserve to have a happy Christmas and I'll do my best to serve others and help out like I do all year. But, do they need to hijack my ONLY radio station for the WHOLE weekend?
One of my errands was to Hobby Lobby. The local news station anchors were the bell ringers for Salvation Army. There was a camera and a whole bunch of people crowding around giving money. Not me. I marched right on past them into the store. Who cares if they show me on the news not throwing money into a big red pail? Do people actually still carry cash on them? I guess some do. Don't mind me. I get mad if people in front of me in the checkout line write a check. Apparently some people still use cash and checks to buy things. I've also heard that there are people without blogs.
Saturday night was the church Christmas party. I've already mentioned it interfered with the Big 12 Championship game. It's okay. Nebraska hasn't been to one of those since 1999 so they probably weren't counting on it this year. The worst part about the party? We had to dress up! Now that I'm a full-time stay at home mom, my Sunday best are really just Sunday clothes. I never really have to dress up for anything else so I don't have a lot of clothes anymore. Plus, I hate going to an activity where I'm going to be chasing kids and wearing a skirt. I have a hard enough time on Sunday. Why are they making me do it for a party? I've also noticed that some people have kids that sit still. How does this happen? Can someone teach me? Eva would not sit with me AT ALL! They had us going all around the church for different activities and my kids were running away left and right. Not fun. How the heck am I supposed to get Christmas cheer with all the chaos?
I don't know what happened to me yesterday (it certainly wasn't church---that was a disaster with my kids going every which way) but I felt a sudden urge to put up a wreath. I don't have a wreath. I've never had a wreath. I barely get enough into Christmas decorating to put up a tree. But, for some reason I NEED a wreath. One like this. Martha not included.