JEN XO

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

a not very sparkly Christmas post :)


 
so right now I could crawl into bed and not wake up til Christmas morning :) (its 5pm Christmas Eve !) I think the two quick glasses of Baileys may have had something to do with that ;)
 
its been a big week of making, shopping,  cooking,  cleaning and packaging ......late nights, early starts.....somehow its all got out of hand again......next year it will go back to being simple and stress free again.....
 
I look at the news reports and how there is all night shopping and the crowds in the shopping malls and think ...do we really need all this stuff ? do we have to have the latest of everything....?
 
what's so important that you cant be home with your family doing family stuff? isn't that what Christmas is all about......
 
surely our kids would rather you be home and actually spend some time with them, playing old fashioned games , baking or watching Christmas movies together....how did we get it all so wrong....its just pure commercialism and I hate it......
 
I do think part of its guilt too for working mums and dads......over compensating for working long hours and not being there but its a vicious circle.....work more , spend more because you don't have to cook, so you buy take away , throw money at the kids cos its easy entertainment................blah,  blah, blah
 
our work life balance is down the crapper !!!
 
I've wanted to phone people and catch up with them but have so busy there has been no time and that's sad, cos to me that's what Christmas is all about.... letting the people in your life know that you care about them and being with the ones you love....
 
I don't think its just me that feels this way , I have talked to  lot of my customers this week and its amazing how all Christmas means to them is STRESS...........and yet we continue to do it year in , year out..........
 
next year it STOPS for me :)
 
next year it will different :)
 
not sure how yet but it will be ......!
 
I don't mean this post to be judgemental in any way , we all do what we think is best for our family :)
 

 
so all my lovelies, wishing all the joy of the season, hope you all have a wonderful Christmas day and get lots of hugs......
 
I do hope you get a little spoilt cos you all deserve it :) 
 
and remember ...no stress , what gets done does, and what doesn't,  there is always next year :)


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Blogger Jenny said...

Beautiful goal for Christmas next year Jen.... it is definitely about balance... magical Christmas wishes to you gorgeous friend...

Jenny ♥

Wednesday, December 25, 2013  
Blogger Casa Pearl said...

Great thoughts that have been mirroring mine this season! I hope you are enjoying some quiet, quality time this holiday season.

Thursday, December 26, 2013  
Blogger ~*~Patty S said...

I really do think you've hit the nail on the head about so much gift giving being guilt driven or just plan excess...

Guess having our boys grown makes a bit of a difference but our gift giving is pretty minimal...
I agree also with Jenny in trying to find 'balance' always a tricky thing in every avenue of life I find...

I am almost considering "Simplify" as my word of the year...in fact I may have already had it as my word...can't quite remember LOL

(((hugs))) to you ... looking forward to seeing more of what you created Missy
oxo

Sunday, December 29, 2013  

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