149 Days Till Christmas  

mc_justmc 59M  
1162 posts
7/29/2018 8:50 am
149 Days Till Christmas

Just in case you were enjoying this long hot summer, I'd just like to remind you that Christmas is on it's way. 21 weeks and 2 days. 3,576 hours. Tick Tock. That time of year when you drag a big dead tree into your home, try your best to get it to stand up straight, and not drop needles on your floor while you decorate it. That time of year when you throw your budget, your diet, and your sanity out the window.

Time to drag all those yard ornaments and exterior lights out so you can pay a bigger electric bill. Clean up that spare room for guests that, Thank God, you only have to see once a year. The in-coming and out-going of Christmas cards. The sharp elbows of Christmas cheer that greets you at the malls. The table leaf that you drag out, and dust off so you can eat with people that make you lose your appetite. The annoying music that seems to be everywhere, playing continuously in a loop .....Frosty the uggghhhh, I can't even finish it.

Yes, what a wonderful time of year. Did I leave anything out?



mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 8:52 am

Ho Ho Ho

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mature_951 57F  
3275 posts
7/29/2018 8:57 am

pine needles are the worst! I don't mind the music too much, but it's only July

"You can stroke people with words."


benard69 63M/63F  
4252 posts
7/29/2018 9:12 am

Yes it's never too early to get ready for Santa...


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 9:15 am

    Quoting mature_951:
    pine needles are the worst! I don't mind the music too much, but it's only July
Can you imagine if some other life form killed humans, dragged them in their home, and decorated them? What an odd tradition. We decorate a live plant. It may only be July, but it's gonna happen.


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 9:17 am

    Quoting benard69:
    Yes it's never too early to get ready for Santa...
If I'm not mistaken, that looks like Christmas cheer!


GratefulGirl69 50F

7/29/2018 9:17 am

Now, see, that was just evil. Why did you have to go and do that?


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 9:19 am

    Quoting GratefulGirl69:
    Now, see, that was just evil. Why did you have to go and do that?
Well, I didn't want it sneaking up on anybody.


sweet_VM 60F  
80083 posts
7/29/2018 9:25 am

really that many days left until we see santa again hugs V

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mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 9:32 am

    Quoting sweet_VM:
    really that many days left until we see santa again hugs V
ONLY that many days left. Like a freight train coming down the tracks...


redrockrascal 60M
19938 posts
7/29/2018 10:06 am

But ONLY 150 Days Till Christmas is over

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 10:11 am

    Quoting  :

Isn't it always too soon?


s2ndegree 60M  
8945 posts
7/29/2018 10:11 am

So they're still running Christmas in july
on the home shopping network I take it.

Using more than all the road!


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 10:11 am

The 26th is my favorite day!


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 10:12 am

    Quoting s2ndegree:
    So they're still running Christmas in july
    on the home shopping network I take it.
They could very well be.


pagancountrygirl 61F
4106 posts
7/29/2018 10:59 am

I don't have to wait till Christmas to throw my sanity out the window! How can you lose what you didn't have to start with?
Most of the rest of it I don't worry too much about. Don't shop much so don't spend much. Don't worry about the little extra I'll eat because I don't have a big dinner...or company. I do put up a small tree, but I make sure it's well trained so as to not drop needles everywhere. That and a tree skirt helps contain the few odd ones that escape. lol
But it's the damned music that drives me freakin nuts! Same songs playing 24/7 for weeks on end. Thank goodness for cd instead of radio.

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 12:16 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    I don't have to wait till Christmas to throw my sanity out the window! How can you lose what you didn't have to start with?
    Most of the rest of it I don't worry too much about. Don't shop much so don't spend much. Don't worry about the little extra I'll eat because I don't have a big dinner...or company. I do put up a small tree, but I make sure it's well trained so as to not drop needles everywhere. That and a tree skirt helps contain the few odd ones that escape. lol
    But it's the damned music that drives me freakin nuts! Same songs playing 24/7 for weeks on end. Thank goodness for cd instead of radio.
A guy I was working with pulled up an internet radio station that plays 24 hrs of Christmas music, he cranked it up twice last week.


dayzeeme 50F
6738 posts
7/29/2018 12:46 pm

I used to love the xmas season, but the last few years have got harder and harder to want to do anything about it. Last year we didn't even put a tree up .. neither of us felt like it, what with our son's pending move to the care home, neither were in the xmas mood. I feel the same way about my flower gardens this year .. just don't give a shit. Nothing really makes me look forward to anything, except I still look forward to my birthday for some reason lol.


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 1:44 pm

I look forward to the girls birthdays, because my goal was to be here to see them both reach 18. I've got 8 more yrs.


pagancountrygirl 61F
4106 posts
7/29/2018 3:26 pm

"A guy I was working with pulled up an internet radio station that plays 24 hrs of Christmas music, he cranked it up twice last week."

I'd be finding a way to stop that nonsense.

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 4:14 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    "A guy I was working with pulled up an internet radio station that plays 24 hrs of Christmas music, he cranked it up twice last week."

    I'd be finding a way to stop that nonsense.
I would have said something except I'm the "FNG", and he really seemed to be enjoying it since he was singing along.


pagancountrygirl 61F
4106 posts
7/29/2018 4:58 pm

Earplugs. I'll get you some for Christmas. Want me to send them now???
Or can you wait 149 days?

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 6:01 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    Earplugs. I'll get you some for Christmas. Want me to send them now???
    Or can you wait 149 days?
You could...... bring them.


SeaGirlFL 55F  
8316 posts
7/29/2018 6:21 pm

Apparently you haven't been to Hobby Lobby in the last 2 months...they already had Christmas shit out in JUNE.

I love Christmas, the celebrating with family, decorating the tree, watching holiday movies...and all the Christmas cards that arrive. I love the songs and will start listening right around Thanksgiving.

What I don't look forward to is the stress of holidays...that stress that we put on ourselves to make everything perfect and memorable.

"Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax." – Mark Black


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 6:34 pm

    Quoting SeaGirlFL:
    Apparently you haven't been to Hobby Lobby in the last 2 months...they already had Christmas shit out in JUNE.

    I love Christmas, the celebrating with family, decorating the tree, watching holiday movies...and all the Christmas cards that arrive. I love the songs and will start listening right around Thanksgiving.

    What I don't look forward to is the stress of holidays...that stress that we put on ourselves to make everything perfect and memorable.
I stress trying to make sure I can ignore it. I do get an extended holiday from work, though.


smartasswoman 61F  
30909 posts
7/29/2018 7:25 pm

Ha! What a grinch you are!!!


mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/29/2018 7:49 pm

I am such a Grinch.


AllWorkNoPlay205 41F
542 posts
7/30/2018 5:15 pm

I despise Christmas. I have a hard time getting into it for anyone. I don't mind the cozy cuddling with spiked hot beverages in front of a fireplace or under some Christmas lights so long as I didn't have to put the lights up or take them down.

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mc_justmc 59M  
4727 posts
7/30/2018 8:09 pm

    Quoting AllWorkNoPlay205:
    I despise Christmas. I have a hard time getting into it for anyone. I don't mind the cozy cuddling with spiked hot beverages in front of a fireplace or under some Christmas lights so long as I didn't have to put the lights up or take them down.
Marry me!


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