Monday, November 24, 2008

It's here. . .

The stress-inducing holidays have begun. Officially. I was talked to in a not-so-nice fashion on the phone yesterday. It seems a family member is upset. Smile, it will soon be over.


My mother-in-law, who reads my blog (HI, DONNA! You're great!), has decided that I should bring a vegetable. I guess we'll try and be healthy this year, thus cancelling out the 3-layer dessert, tiramisu, and pumpkin pie we will also be consuming. I am SO glad I made an issue of bringing sodas every year (Click here for THAT story.). . .Smile, it will soon be over.


My father, who chooses when and if he will behave is exhibiting questionable behavior already. . .Smile, it will soon be over.


Only one family member is currently throwing up. . .Smile, it will soon be over.


My husband will be home in a few days. I have not-enough-time to clean the house and prepare for Thanksgiving before he gets here. . .Smile, it will soon be over.


I really want to get Christmas stuff put up before I come back to work next Monday. My first job was in a Christmas store, so to say I go all out for Christmas would be an understatement. . .Smile, it will soon be over.


There is a strong history of mental illness in my family, which I am reminded of every holiday. Smile, it will soon be over.


My husband reassured me that most "crazy" people don't know they're crazy. . .Does anyone else hear the voices? They keep telling me to smile. . .

4 comments:

Debbie said...

Those voices are about to drive me crazy. Wait,I think I'm already there...

Lori Cordeiro said...

Hey Rachel, Just "Smile and it will be over soon", LOL. Don't forget to be GRATEFUL. (glad I'm not throwing up, that happened last year and I could not go to my family's celebration). Happiest of Thanksgivings to you and your family.

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Great one Rachel! I love the voices that keep telling you to smile...

What I tell myself at times like this is that one week from today, Thanksgiving will have occurred and I will survived. Sometimes it's the little goals that keep you going. :)

Jenn said...

It was great to meet you today!

I am thinking of having a margarita and scrapbooking night after the first of the year. It will be my reward for not strangling anybody over the holidays. Would you like to come and celebrate too?