Monday, November 18, 2013

What's Wrong With Me?

Usually by mid-October
(right after our Canadian Thanksgiving)
I am starting the count down to
putting up my Christmas tree.

For some reason this year
I have no enthusiasm or desire for it.

This is the first time in over 5 years
that I did not put my Christmas tree up
on this weekend of November.



Even my new Bearington Bear Iggy & Lou
that I bought in Banff this year
has not enticed me to decorate.



What's wrong with me?

No desire for gardening this summer.
No desire to put up a Christmas tree.

If I don't have it up soon
I won't bother putting it up.
It's too much work.
Too much effort.




I've been trying to get in the mood.
I've been listening to Christmas songs all week.
I have some new decorations.
I have snow.

What's wrong with me?




Maybe I just need a hug...







47 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Maybe there's nothing "wrong" with you, Catherine, and you need a break. Or a change. I don't know.

What I've learned, though, is that it's okay to just be however you need to be--whether that's a bit blue or just feeling contrary or not in the mood for usual things.

And sometimes we just need to shake up our traditions, try something new.

This year I think I'm going with a little 4.5 foot tree--I found a cute one on sale a couple of weeks ago, not too scrawny. LOL. (Most small trees are scrawny, I find.)

I think you just need to honour and accept whatever state you're currently in.

Lots of universal Light from us!

Jobi Harris said...

We are sending hugs forthwith! I hope you can get rid of your funk. Do something just for the fun of it. Take breaks, or better yet, take a little trip. Always remember to breathe.

Our photos said...

Oooo, I like your bear, he is so lovely!
Greetings, RW & SK

Kerri Farley said...

Sending ((HUGS)) my friend!!

Penny said...

I am kind of the opposite. I've been just waiting to get the decorations up. I need some colour plus every time I move it adds a bit of excitement to how it will look. Hugs to you today my friend!

Tanja said...

Here is a really big hug for you.

I'm still reading your blogposts.

Love
Tanja

It's me said...

Hug !!!!...nothing is wrong with you...i never have had a christmas tree in almost 21 years mariage!!!..i do not like such a thing in our house !!!..hug for me too ????...x !!

Alice Marie said...

Big Hug to you! There's nothing wrong with not putting up a Christmas tree. I agree...maybe you just need a change. Do something different this year.

Sandra said...

have you had blood work done lately? this is the way i felt when my thyroid got way to low. doc found it with blood work and now i take synthetic hormones and feel a lot better. it could be other physical things to, you might want to see a doctor and tell him you have no desire to put up your tree and I am not kidding.

Sandra said...

could be menopause to

Susan said...

It's called depression. Go see your doctor and get on some meds. If you are going through menopause, that causes depression too. Girl, take it from me, the meds help a lot! It's worth it and you may only need to be on them for a little while. Your brain chemistry is off and can be put to rights very easily. You don't need to struggle. Love you girl, really, hugs and kisses and get a lot of hugs from your family. Those help a lot too!

Jenny said...

I had a year like that. I usually love Christmas, but it seemed like it had all come round too soon and I couldn't get my head round it.
My other half doesn't like Christmas, so I thought he wouldn't notice my lack of enthusiasm, but with just over 1 week to go he asked me why I hadn't got the decs or tree out. I suppose that was all it took, a little acknowledgement that it was very nearly Christmas.
It was actually quite nice leaving it that late, and I've no intentions of getting ready this year until after the first week of December.

TexWisGirl said...

i never have a tree. have only had a few in all of my years in texas. don't decorate for any season, either. but that's just me.

Carolynn Anctil said...

The Frenchman and I discussed it and we both agreed that we want a very low key Christmas this year. A few decorations, no tree, no exchanging of gifts - just time spent together.

Brian said...

Well great big hugs from all of us!

Madge Bloom said...

Sometimes I feel like that too... maybe like 'Christmas with the Kranks,' skipping it all...

Mary said...

Adorable bear! And i'm sending many encouraging hugs from down south. Don't force yourself. Just do what feels right for you.

Sylvia said...

Big hugs to you, Catherine !
And what a cute bear !
Nothing is wrong with you, I've had the same feeling several times ... I think time goes to fast ...
Nice week,
Sylvia

BeadedTail said...

Hugs always help! Maybe you just need to take a break this year and have a simple Christmas that will still be fabulous even without all the hoopla of the tree. You'll have that much more time to snuggle with Stanley! :)

S. Etole said...

That's sure a cute little bear you have. It never hurts to have a good physical. Blessings for the days ahead.

Cassie said...

I would go to the doctor right away, blood work yes. For myself when I am like that it is depression and I agree with Susan meds are the way go. Best to get feeling better if you can now instead of later. Big hugs.
Cheri

Crafting Queen said...

Sending you lots of hugs. Sometimes we just need a bit of TLC. Back to nursing my cold. You take care.

Linens and Royals said...

Sending hugs your way of course but I think you are suffering from Christmas depression. Sometimes we just can't live up to all the hype and trying to be jolly that we are supposed to feel at this time of year.
You always put your tree up so early, this year wait a few weeks or just decorate the bear instead. I'm sure all will come good on the day.
XXOO

Ann said...

I went through that a few years ago. If it wasn't for my daughter coming over to put the tree up it never would have gotten done. Not to sound like a Peanuts character but Christmas has gotten too commercial and it's taken that magic feeling out of it.
I'm sending a great big hug your way

SweetMarie said...

I agree with Sandra. Hormones control so much.
Hugs to you from me. :)

Pantherka said...

It is not also fatigue?
Good luck, let you feel better soon.
Greetings.

Lisa Gordon said...

Sending hugs your way, and next time I visit you here, I WANT TO SEE THAT TREE!!!!! :-)

I think this is something we all go through from time to time, and it will pass, and I hope very soon for you, Catherine.

ang said...

I feel the same way..would spend 2 week-ends in a row doing the outside and the inside and I have no desire to do any of it.. I might put out some Christmas candles to light in the evening..my mom thinks I will regret not doing any decorating for Christmas but I do not think I will.. maybe it is the swift current blues..haha

Lin said...

Aw....it's okay. Sometimes you just don't feel like it! It's a lot of work and as time goes on, I'm sorta like that more and more...I don't want to put stuff up either.

I hope you still put up the tree--you only have 6 more weeks to get ready. ;)

Katnip Lounge said...

I say take it easy on yourself...AND go see your Doc, just to be sure. It sounds to me from the tenor of your last few posts that you may be in need of a boost of some sort!
xx Triah

Betsy Adams said...

Poor Baby.. You are just in a funk!!!!! You'll get over it and get excited about Christmas soon I'm sure!!!!

I know what's wrong though... You miss Banff!!!!!! (I would too.)

Hugs,
Betsy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
In our home things stay pretty much the same year round we're not in for ANY deco stint!
If you have several felines a Christmas tree is also not a smart option. I only had a tree up when we had our miniature Dachshund Mauzie and when she started chewing on those red balls with foam inside that scared me and we put it all up. Did not want to poison my pet! Why bother putting it up; just relax and read and stay cozy and warm. After all, you worked your butt off for doing so many renovations; give yourself a break and skip it.
Hugs,
Mariette

Catherine said...

Dear Catherine,

I used to decorate for Christmas in November when the children lived with us, but now it's different, I am not in the mood, maybe with grandchildren I will feel in the mood again...as my son is coming home, I think I will wait for him to start! A big hug, Catherine

The Cat Guy said...

I echo many of the thoughts already shared - maybe there is nothing "wrong" but just a different approach to the season. Maybe it's time to do it different this year and that is "right".

Tamago said...

I don't think anything is wrong with you, Catherine. I think everyone experiences something like this, that not feeling motivated. I believe this time will pass at some point. But meanwhile I'm sending lots of hugs to you and my boys are sending you tons of purrs :-)

Becca said...

Aw…I will give you a hug Catherine! I was at one of my favorite garden stores with Linda recently, and saw white dove/bird decorations for the tree and thought of your tree and Banjo. There are no rules to say you must decorate, but I do hope something ignites your sprit soon! Feel better!

Donna said...

hmmm....doctor Donna says that you need to come and help me finish up the packing?

seriously I wish for you a full recovery and maybe Christmas should be simpler and needs to be modified and it is ONLY NOV 19 for gosh sakes!

not very helpful am I?

dancing-muffin.blogspot.de said...

OOOHHH my dear,here is a Big HUG for you,don`t worry,there is still time to become christmas mood.Happy greetings my friend and H U G S,Ulli

bobbybegood1 said...

Hey, "Don't sweet the small stuff." This is probably your body's way of telling you to take a break. Personally, I feel real melancholy this time of year because I lost my mom on Christmas Eve a few years ago. I go through times when I just don't have the energy or the will to do anything. Then Spring comes and wham! I get a burst of energy. New ideas, new experiences, etc. So don't beat yoself up about it. Passion shall soon return. Cheers!!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Would it be the end of the world if you didn't put up a tree? Certainly not, Winter is a long season in our neck of the woods and yours starts even sooner.
Perhaps your mojo is a little bit frozen after all it is chilly out there, but maybe the excitement of your young lad awakening early Christmas morning to discover the goodies beneath the tree has come to pass and its just not the same.
Never fear though the spirit surrounds you and if you need to be reminded of the true spirit of the season check out the little tots visiting Santa at the local mall or volunteer for a homeless peoples' soup kitchen...
Susan x

Bossy Betty said...

You'll get the spirit when the calendar says December. That's how it works with me anyway!

Michael Manning said...

Or a laugh from a CD of The Chipmunk's Christmas with their unique harmonizing! It will make you laugh at the thought that little kids think this is cool! Sending some humor your way...:)

Terri Buster said...

You might just be suffering from a short funk- I hope you get your joy back soon!

troutbirder said...

That's too bad. We're just the opposite this year as for the first time in years we'll be home for Christmas. And look forward to putting up our fake tree. Really!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's not that somethings wrong, maybe you just need a break. After 18 years of retail I really have to drag myself to put anything up at all...too much Christmas music too soon, too much glittery decorations for too long, and too much tinsel...lol.

Give yourself a year off, and next year you will be all happy to decorate.

Jen

Katy Noelle said...

Cat!! I've been glancing at your posts - I saw the day you got 'S'!! I see that you're out of it! I just posted on FB that our 6F is nothing compared to my friend's temp in Saskatchewan! But I don't know what to say.... with these renovations.... I am totally out of it. I didn't garden, this summer, either and... I'm totally lost. Don't know what time it is. We have a little bit of snow and usually that makes me all cozy and homey but... this year... I'm just lost. =/ So, the only thing that I can say is... you're not alone! ;) And I am sure it will pass for the both of us!!!! xxoo =)

Linda R said...

Awwww.. Great BIG HUGS coming your way my friend.

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