I've decided there will be no Christmas this year.
I had my heart set on being in the new house by Christmas. And I just don't have confidence that it will happen. Everything takes so long.
I refuse to make the effort to decorate the old house when I don't even want to be living there anymore. Yesterday I bought one of the houses for our Christmas village, but only because I was too embarrassed to put just two foam paint brushes on my credit card while at the small hardware store. I set it up when I got home, and unless we get moved before the 25th, that will be the extent of my holiday spirit.
I am listening to Christmas carols on the radio in the car because I love them.
And as far as gifts go, I've done my best to inform people that this year the offerings will be meager at best.
All I want for Christmas is to celebrate it in my new house.