Journal Entry: Mon Dec 15, 2014, 9:30 PM
I've been having a hard time getting into it this year.It's not like some sort of underlying thing, I know exactly why I'm not. I've gotten older and (hopefully) a little wiser so I'm seeing things differently. Constantly hearing about the runaway train wrecks occurring around my city and elsewhere has definitely taken it's toll. And having almost every classic Christmas film and song laser etched into my memory in their entirety, certainly doesn't help. Even if you really like them, watching something you've seen a hundred times over since you were little, it's just....
I have noticed that I have gotten more eager to see others' reactions on what I got them rather than anticipating what they've got me. I guess that's part of the growing up bit.
Most of all, I and my entire family have been very, very preoccupied by other things in life. My brother and sister both have jobs, my dad is at work, my mom is working her business and I've been working on getting everything set up for starting collage next year. Which is on top of all the other things I've got going on, like desperately catching up on things that have been let go, breaking horrible habits that I need to be free of, trying to complete a few projects before I really get started, and setting things up so that I can make money off of said projects.
Despite it all, I think I've finally got something sinking into me. I've been able to find bunch of nice gifts for my family and I've found a handful new (to me) Christmas songs to enjoy. Y'all should seriously go to a Goodwill or something and look through their CDs and old LP records, there's some crazy stuff in there! I wish I could run a Goodwill just so I could troll everyone with the in-store radio playing all the odd albums that came in.
Eating my weight in cookies has certainly helped, too. However, I haven't even tried to find any new Christmas movies. It's almost impossible to, most of them are complete travesties.
I'm gonna try to encourage my family to get out and do some things like go see all the best Christmas light displays in the city. I'm also gonna try to upload and update things on here that I have yet too. Got a few projects and other whatsits I've been meaning to show you all but have yet to. Including one of the weirdest and certainly most memorable Christmas gifts I've ever received.
Anyway, I hope you all are able to get into the spirit of things a little more than I am. Thank you all for sticking around for as long as you have. You've all made my time on here very enjoyable and I'm happy to have made friends on here. There's even a number of you that I would like to know in real life.
Thanks again, God bless you all and in the chance that I don't update again before then, you all have a Merry Christmas.
Mood: Christmas Spirited
Listening to: Squirrel Nut Zippers: Christmas Caravan
Reading: A deluge of collage information
Watching: The days go by too fast.
Eating: My weight in cookies and pastries