I said it around this time last year, and I'll say it again:
Despite trying to feel festive and charitable, some things just drag me down. And I become completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of things left to do on my list.
The top three things that I've come to despise this time of year:
1. The crowds and looong lines everywhere I turn. And there's no way around it, but if I could, I would avoid the mere mention of the word "mall" at all costs. Instead, I prefer to shop on-line, and at independent boutiques when I can.
2. The scrooges in disguise. I may be a scrooge about my long list, but that doesn't mean I treat others rudely. I absolutely HATE witnessing when a person, who just happens to be buying tons of gifts for their loved ones, berates the clerk at the cash register or give others in line dirty looks. Rude people SUCK, period. And they look worse around the holidays.
3. Writing out Christmas cards. I'm sorry family and friends. I love receiving them and I feel good when I finally send them (especially to people I haven't talked to in awhile), but the anxiety leading up to them sucks. As of today I still haven't done them. YIKES!! On my list though!
What are you a Scrooge about this time of year?
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