Christmas Spirit

Made it through a week. It may seem silly that this week would mean so much. But, in all honesty, it does.

This is the first week I don’t remember shaking when the boys came home. I don’t remember shaking on my way to work. I don’t remember being super nauseous and having to force myself to eat.

Perhaps it is because I had a stupid cold–no energy available to go anywhere else and the people that bother me at work weren’t there (probably not it).

Don’t get me wrong, I am still exhausted. I spent most of the weekend sleeping–straight sleeping. My depression definitely got the best of me, just a little bit, as my family (my mom and sisters) were in another state celebrating Christmas and due to some life chances, there was no way we wanted to fly out there this year–nor could we realistically afford it. But, I’ve realized how much that time means to me. It helps me find my Christmas Spirit, helps me get in that mood. I was disappointed that it didn’t work out. But, I believe most of the sleeping was due to being sick.

Being sick, hours being cut at work, not seeing family this year–it all adds up to fighting to find that Christmas Spirit. I have two weeks off work coming up and it’s a bittersweet thing. Loss of money from working, having to file for unemployment for the second time in my 27 years of life, and time at home. I have one week off work with Z and I am hoping that if I plan out some Christmas crafts and projects, I can get more in the spirit.

I need to go find some fabric this weekend to make Christmas pajamas–I ordered some last month and they didn’t have enough in stock so they didn’t ship any of it… Doh!

Thinking some paper chains, like my family used to make as a kid. I also find this really cool idea for some DIY ornaments that I’ll have to share later. I wanna try it before I saw it’s actually awesome! I am sure I’ll be crazy and go browse Pinterest for some other ideas–but, simple ones of course. My favorite holiday decorations are the ones the boys have made. Like the little snowman that L made me at school last year.

I so meant to take the boys to a Christmas parade and a cool little village this last weekend, but I just felt so awful. I’ll have to see what I can find coming up–I hate cold. But, I need to find something fun to do.

How do you get in the spirit? What are some of your favorite Christmas crafts?

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