Spin Cycle: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it?

 

I think a lot of it simply depends on how your life is going at the moment that season begins.  Last year I would have said that it most certainly wasn’t.  My kids and I were alone for the holiday since my parents were visiting my brother and his family in Houston.  So, we didn’t have our traditional Christmas dinner or anything like that.  Also, our cat was attacked on Christmas Eve by some animal that managed to get under our deck and he had half of his paw ripped off.  That definitely put a damper on the festivities.

This year looks like it will be better.  We are having our celebration later than traditional because my brother and his family will be in Wisconsin on Christmas.  But, we will all be together this year.  There will be a traditional dinner and presents and such.  So, barring any disasters, it may very well be one of the best Christmases we’ve had in a while.

I will say, however, that I believe the commercialization of the holiday does detract from the overall enjoyment.  I wish companies would go back to the traditional way of doing things.  And something seriously needs to be done about the outrageousness of Black Friday.  I think it is insane that people get injured or killed while shopping.  It’s not worth it.

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6 thoughts on “Spin Cycle: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it?

  1. Oh, my goodness, your poor cat! And I agree completely with you about Black Friday. I wonder how many people are actually shopping for others or for themselves, and either way, it’s not worth people getting trampled.

    Have a very Merry Christmas, Angela!

  2. I don’t get Black Friday at all. First of all, I work too hard on Thanksgiving to even leave the house that day, but I also just can’t imagine what kind of savings would be worth that insanity. It seems like the same sales are available the next week on the internet. It’s stupid. I hope you and yours have a wondrous Christmas! And thanks for linking with the Spin Cycle.

  3. I’m not a big fan of Black Friday shopping either, but my sister-in-law insists on it because it’s part of her family tradition. So on the years she spends Thanksgiving with us instead of her family, I go out shopping with her. Lucky for me, one of the places she wanted to go was a tea shop. When we walked in around 10 A.M. on Black Friday, we were the only ones in the shop! Not too hectic there!

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