I have been having, on and off, bouts of the "I feel like Charlie Brown" holiday blues, of the "I don't know what's wrong with me, Linus. I don't feel the way I should" sort -- nothing I can pinpoint or explain, and fortunately, it's been going as often as coming.
I've come over with a desperate and unrequited desire for one of the little pine trees they're selling at Fry's. It's silly, this particular kind of pine won't grow well here so I can't put it outside, but damn it, I want one. The old dragon plant I had on my desk for years and years and years finally died and it's still in its pot on the front porch, glaring accusingly at me.
I haven't been able to do much (read: any) baking yet, although I made one batch of slightly failed fudge (the butter separated, possibly due to using marshmallows instead of marshmallow fluff), which at least tasted good, and now a NOT failed batch. Which reminds me, for those of you who have received sweets from Barb & I, would you like fudge with nuts, fudge without, or fudge with coconut?
I'd do a poll, but I've never done one and I don't know how.
Despite the general horribleness of things lately for so many people, there is good stuff happening -- I loved this story.
This amused the hell out of me -- I've felt the same way about a number of those songs, especially #5.
I have to work tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I hope we get everything cleared out of the apartment in time. Barb was able to take some time off -- I can't. I move into my next team leader position tomorrow, and although I already know the job, I can't not be there!
Happy holidays, everyone, no matter what you celebrate -- Happy Festivus, Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, or just have a good day.