Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Post Christmas Blues

I love Christmas. I love everything about the season, I love shopping for gifts and watching my kids open presents in a crazed frenzy on Christmas morning. After months of planning, shopping and decorating, it is all over in such a flash. The day after Christmas I always feel a little sad that it is all over.

The house is totally trashed. There are new toys scattered across the family room floor. The kids are in their glory but all I keep thinking is where the heck am I going to put all this stuff? So now comes the daunting task of cleaning out and organizing the  playroom to make room for new toys. My goal this week is to get that done and weed out some older toys that are not used anymore to bring to the consignment shop. Granted these are things I should have done before Christmas, but I am a porcrastinator.

Then there are all the holiday decorations and the tree that soon will need to come down. It takes me days to decorate our monstrous 9 foot tree, and the process of undecorating it is one I dread. This year I was lazy and didn't even put all the ornaments on, so maybe that will shave an hour off of the time it will take to get it all put away. But I am not looking forward to this at all.

So what do I do when I am feeling blue? I eat chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. And my mother's amazing chocolate mousse is helping me with that. But I really need to shake this and get to work. After one more bowl of mousse, of course.

Do you get the post Christmas blues? What do you do to get out of the funk?

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  1. I'm right there with you. I just spent an hour weeding out old and unused toys from the toyboxes and I don't feel like I accomplished anything. The tree is still up, toys are everywhere... It's a Christmas disaster zone.

  2. YES!!! I hate the first week or two after Christmas.... the after-math is so boring and depressing.

  3. There must be something in the air...We put the very basics on our tree this year with the thought that taking it down is so much work!

    Thankfully we didn't have that many gifts where we needed to purge down any one room, but I have company coming today, and had to do a whirlwind cleanup of my place, because I haven't cleaned in over a week!

    What do I do to combat the blues - I sit down with some inspirational books, and hope the feeling comes down on me to get off my butt and do something :)

  4. I basically feel depressed from 12/26 until April. Hate it.
    I want to push the tree off the front deck to make room for all of the gifts.

  5. I hear you. I'm totally bluesy too and my house is a wreck

  6. I do get the post Xmas blues because I had a super fun time with my family from Texas and Salt Lake City, my nephews and cousins have a wicked sense of humour and my one uncle is a clown (He's like a guy from the MASH tv series) with dry dry humor that gets keeps us in laughter.
    The only time I get spoilt is over Xmas time, (got a Tracfone SVC, a Nook, and an underware voucher from Victoria Secret.
    The best way to get out of the blues is to round up your friends for moral support and go for a morning or afternoon walk, have a salad together with your girl friends or make a salad club with the girls and go once a week to get into healthy eating habbits.
    Moral support always helps me get into a positive mood.


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