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Christmas spirit

Dec 17, 2015 8:43 PM

I don't know if it's only me, but it seems with dealing this pair, weakness and exhaustion it seems hard to get in the Christmas Spirit. I think if it wasn't for my son the tree wold of gone up later than what it did. I still show my son the Christmas spirit, I feel bad. Sorry just needed to vent and get others opinion to see if it's just me or not.

Dec 17, 2015 9:01 PM

DelgadDeli, it's not just you. This year has been harder for me too. My kids are grown so we are empty nesters. We won't see our kids or grandkids until after Christmas due to split custody/visitations. Our grandkids came and decorated our tree Monday night, and i told my hubby after they left it didn't help. I was ready to box it back up. My hubby's mom is in a home now, forgetting more of us each day, and my dad isn't far behind with rapidly progressing Alzheimer's. Then there's my own chronic pain issues that have been giving me a run for my money the past three weeks. I can't even get caught up on this community postings. I'm so tired and feel on the verge of a cold or flu. I'm just feeling run down. I think others on here are struggling with it too. (((Hugs))) πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Dec 17, 2015 9:15 PM

I'm right there with y'all. No tree, no spirit and only a couple of presents. Got my mom's and my grandma's a few months ago so they get presents lol. Luckily my son and bf and dad are very understanding. It's just, the weather is warm. It rains or is overcast, everyone is so greedy, the pain is everywhere, always, never sleep, I fumble over words and thought and I can't find the magic. Ugh and all I can do is complain. I'm sorry, was trying to help. I'm so self centered that I can't even help without turning it back to me. I hope that you all have a merry Christmas with light pain and all of God's blessings. Love and gentle hugs.

Dec 17, 2015 10:12 PM

I know what you all mean. And it doesn't help that you almost have to throw punches to even get through the stores for groceries! People are nuts right now, the weather is funky, and it's all very tiring. Try putting on some classic Christmas movies, get into comfy jamies, and have some popcorn by the tree and/or fire. Once you start the Christmas vibes, they'll keep coming:) merry Christmas and prayers for low pain levels with lots of rest everyone

Dec 17, 2015 10:25 PM

I am right there with y'all too. They have taken all of the commercialism to far they started putting Christmas out in October here in Texas. They have taken the real meaning out of why we celebrate Christmas. (Jesus ' s Birth !!! ) My daughter and her fiancΓ© and baby live with us and it is her 1st Christmas I wanted it to be special for her, but I can't get very excited about decorating
a tree when we live in a 1 room cabin. I bought a tree that is potted so we can Plant it after Christmas hopefully it will live. I bought a few decorations and lights to go on it. I hope the cats don't try and climb it. I told my daughter on Christmas morning if it isn't raining or freezing cold I want to put her presents under it and let her see them under the tree. I think that she is trying to get sick on us again she has been coughing, and sneezing all day my daughter said she sounded like she has some rails in her lungs tonight. Y'all please send up some prayers tonight for her. I'm so worried she is going to have problems with her breathing tonight, because her coughs are wet sounding. I hope we can all get in the true spirit of Christmas in the week ahead. I pray that all of my Chronic Pain Family can find the Joy, Peace of mind, body and soul, and have as pain free of a Christmas as possible. Sending Love and lots of great big hugs to each and everyone. Louise

Dec 20, 2015 8:48 PM

Weezie, I hope and pray Bella isn't relapsing. Praying for her, and you all! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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