Monday, December 15, 2008

Is It the Time Of Year?

So, I was under the impression that this is "the most wonderful time of the year." At least that's what Andy Williams keeps telling me. LIAR!

What is it about this time of year that makes people...different somehow? I don't know. I try my best to remain static. I really do. However, I often get kind of depressed in December, a feeling that originates around Thanksgiving. And this year, my feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, depression, etc. seem to be more intense or acute than they have usually been in other years. Gee, I wonder why?

Also, lately, I've noticed a change in several people. Subtle things, really. Distant, less patience, less understanding, less compassion, less consideration, and just an overall general ambivalence towards other people's feelings and situations. It's hurty. :-(

I'm trying to press on and just get to next week, when my sister and her family arrive for the holiday. I've been focusing my energy on this visit and the week off I will have to finally decompress a little.

This has been a terrible year for many people, myself included. Here's hoping 2009 is better. Cheers!

In other news: Titus' eye is pretty much back to 100% normal. What a relief. I am nearly done with all my holiday gift knitting, which is also a relief. Now maybe I can get back to all the other stuff that I have put on hold for like a year! My poor mom, I've promised her that knit kimono for like 2 years!


Anonymous said...

I think the holiday-related expectations can seem overwhelming and can contribute to feeling down. At this time of year, people get/wrap/send/deliver gifts, write/send cards, spend more time that usual with relatives, deal with end-of-the-year stuff, travel, entertain, etc. It's a LOT to do all at one time. So no wonder people feel stressed!

Today's word verification: "bercank." Is it just me, or does that also make you think of a guy in madras shorts, knee-high black socks, and a porkpie hat?

Gina said...

Your usage of the word "porkpie" is enough to cheer me up for at least the rest of the day. ;-)


Bubblesknits said...

((hugs)) I'm sorry you're feeling down. This time of year just gets too stressful...more than it should be. Hang in there.