December 5, 2010 § 3 Comments
I really can’t remember the last time we had a real Christmas tree inside of my house. According to my parents the last time we got a real one was when I was 2 so I’ve never had that experience of going into a forest/farm (where do you even get Christmas trees?) and chopping one down and bringing it home. Maybe it’s because Christmas isn’t a huge deal in my family. Sure it’s fun to see all the lights and it’s definitely great to have a few weeks off from school, but the actual Christmas day isn’t all that spectacular in my household since it’s basically only me, as an only child, sitting around with my parents around our fake tree. But then again, when I step into someone’s home with a real Christmas tree, it’s different. First the smell hits you, then you reach out to touch the tree and the realness of it is something that just can’t be captured in a tree made out of plastic. So I’ve always wondered if getting a real tree would change Christmas at my house, maybe it would make it more real. Except the saddest thing about Christmas is driving around a week later and seeing all the dying trees lying out on peoples driveways, waiting to be picked up by the garbagemen and sentenced to their final resting place and I don’t know if I could deal with giving it away that easily!
December 5, 2010 § 1 Comment
It’s very unusual. I am a huge fan of Christmas and the holiday season, yet I can’t seem to really get in the mood even now. And yes, this is another Christmas post.
Maybe it’s because there are so many other things to worry about. Finals are coming up fast, and college apps just have to be around the same time, so there is obviously always something on the horizon to be concerned of.
I’ve also had really bad troubles that have required surgery to fix an issue that I have been forced to deal with for 6 months, resulting in an even more difficult recovery period. It simply feels like I have no energy left since I was way passed my limit of how much I could handle. Fortunately, it seems to be over now, so hopefully I can enjoy myself, but it seems that I am always paranoid about it now.
It really is a shame though, I don’t want to wait to long before getting into the Christmas spirit because it’s my favorite time of year and I don’t want it to go by so fast. At the same time however, it seems like there is something in me that just says “naaaaw, I don’t really feel like it…”
Regardless, it’s only going to get worse and worse from here as all the work really starts to pile up, but at least there is always second semester even after Christmas to look forward to, right?
December 1, 2010 § 2 Comments
Even though we are nearly a month away from my favorite day of the year, Christmas, it feels like it is right around the corner. I am counting down the hours left until winter break, aka freedom, and therefore also doing the same for Christmas. I think that my eagerness has made it feel closer than it really is, along with my surroundings. By surrounding I mean the fact that every time I enter my house, there is Christmas music blasting in the kitchen, my mom writing Christmas cards and decorations everywhere. Most year, my family is late on the whole Christmas spirit thing, but this year, the second that Thanksgiving was over, we were forced to get a tree and start decorating.
One thing that I found interesting looking around the house today is that with the decorations comes more nature in my house than any other time around the year. In every room, there are reefs, a tree or some garland all around me. It is almost as if my mom knows that we will be spending more time indoors with the cold weather and darkness outside, so she tried to accommodate for it by bringing the nature into the house.