What is Christmas to you?
Is it the joy of the festivities? The food? The gifts?
ALL of the above right?!!
For me, it’s a little different because the expenses drive me nuts! Hehe. The season coincides with my son’s birthday so the expense is double. The only thing that gives my heart a little comfort is the fact that since we did not go home this December, my wallet won’t be drained as much.
But in reality, we have to remember who and what are we really festive for? We have to realize why the celebrations! It’s not to cap the year!? It’s not because it’s time to give? It’s not for family? But why?
We have to know why!
Christmas is the birth of Christ Jesus, our Lord. His birth was prophesied even in the Old Testament. People knew that He was coming.
We have to celebrate the love of the Lord. Imagine someone (in this case, a GOD) giving His only begotten son to live with humans (and become a human with flesh and blood) and in time, will be persecuted and will pay the price that we (sinners) have to pay and for whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have the eternal life in Heaven!
Jesus was born and He is the reason for the season. If He hadn’t been born, what is there to be festive for on Christmas Day? Would there be a Christmas Day?
So let’s not throw tantrums for the gifts we didn’t receive or for the expenses we had to pay. Because this occasion isn’t ours, it’s HIS!
Winter’s come, actually.
It started getting cold around the second week of November. I got totally sick twice already since that time. My husband and son did too although theirs were less severe. I had two courses of Zithromax already and have been puffing my Ventolin a lot of times that’s why I needed more refill than usual. I hate the heat but the cold is killing me.
Yesterday, I spent a lot of money on clothes and shoes. I do not buy like hoarders do. I buy according to my need and yes, this winter is a need. I have to update my wardrobe. So yes, I have purchased some pricey stuff. I usually do not shop on sale. Sale products are crumpled, damaged and out of style. I tend to not binge shop. I am very conscious about the price and the quality.
Ghad, I am sleepy!
I have finished my Christmas shopping for the kids and for my monito/monita. I was also asked by my friend to participate in the raffle draw, I mean to donate a prize which I did. I am so proud of how fast I was able to commit into sorting / wrapping the gifts.
Last Friday, we were also able to finish our dance practice. I know it was not perfect yet but we will get by, I know we will. This is the first time in ages that I have participated into such a weird ass presentation, but I totally enjoy every second of it.
Oops, before I forget, I totally scored in Inglot. Buy 2 get 2! See the shades? They are too Christmassy, I know… (lol
What are your winter activities? Are you done with the Christmas shopping?
My son will be turning five soon. He is my one and only son so he tends to have a lot of goodies every time. He doesn’t need a birthday to realize how he is celebrated. But then again, that’s where the problem starts; we don’t know how to make the day extra special.
We have an occasion that unfortunately fell on my son’s birthday. So we are celebrating his occasion a day early. It bugs my husband so much but for me, I have long compromised my own welfare for the greater good… so for me, that’s okay.
My motto remains, “DO NOT SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF.”
We won’t be able to go back home this Christmas so we would be missing a very important family occasion which is my sister’s wedding. It totally bums me that I won’t be there. I was supposed to be her Matron of Honor but since I have just started with this new job, I don’t have the nerve to ask for vacation. I am so totally not your regular 8-5 employee. I have accountability in my blood. My family understands.
So we are here even during Christmas time.
My son’s school will be hosting a Winter Party to start the Winter Break of the school. He will be celebrating his school birthday party there. Thank God because his teacher helped me with the cake and the clown. All I have to do is supply the Kiddie Meals and the prizes for the games and voila, I have less to think about.
All I need to prepare now is my son’s Day Before His Birthday Party. I have to coordinate with the caterers since I decided to get from different suppliers and we still need a cake to order and pick up.
If I were in my old workplace, preparation would be a little easier because of the flexibility but now, it will take gazillion years for me to establish that comfort being new and all. I hope things will eventually fall into their place.
God bless me!