Monday, December 22, 2008

The Holidays (and Exposaroonie Challenge)

I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!!! I become so nostalgic this time of year. I've been thinking a lot about the past. Every time, I can't believe how old I'm starting to feel. I feel like I'm really growing up now. I'm starting to feel like an adult. It's crazy!!!

Friday I went to a cookie exchange with a handful of my close girl friends from high school. We were all pretty close back then. They all still keep in touch, and I keep in touch with a few of them, but for the most part I havn't seen some of them since graduation night. That's so sad. It was great to catch up with all of them. We're all so grown up and have serious boyfriends. Next year, I"m sure we'll all be getting engaged and married even. So insane!

Anyways... the older I get, the more I realize how silly the cultural view on Christmas really is. When I was in high school, I wrote an article for the newspaper about how Christmas in our world would not have even happened if Jesus had not happened. SOOOO Many people have no idea and do not even think about this fact during the holidays beyond the plastic nativity scene in front of some houses. The whole buying presents for people is really starting to really come to mind more often. I just do not understand why we all spend so many THOUSANDS Of dollars every year for THINGS. I honestly do not want anything this year. I would love to donate the money to people who need it. But, sadly, I think it wouldn't feel like Christmas. My mom loves to buy for people so I am sure that I got plenty of gifts. I am so excited, don't get me wrong. I even bought presents and spent way too much money. But I have my mom's genes in tha sense. I love to buy things for people. It's really exciting to see people open their gifts.

Sorry for my slight rant, or expression of feelings I guess.... moving on tooo... EXPOSAROONIE!

Here is my entry for the Tis the Season Challenge:

The True Reason for the Season :-)

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


T@R@ said...

so I am WAY WAY behind but I did vote for your it! and you :)

Twin XL said...

One thing that drives me nuts around the holidays is when people spell Xmas instead of CHRISTmas....there's a very good reason to take the effort to s-p-e-l-l it out :)