30.11.10

mixed feelings

Snow and cold winds, it's hard to get up in the morning.
How do you feel about Christmas?
With a little girl at home we can't escape it.
I wish I could ignore it totally and go somewhere were it doesn't exist!
I know, I sound like the Grinch.
; ^)

I love this

21 comments:

Neasa said...

love this

Bohemian girl said...

Christmas? I think I do not do almost anything for it. Last year, on Christmas Eve, when we eat a fish and give presents, we went out and on the way back we bought potatoes and wine, drove in an empty tram, everybody else at home, and made the fish with potatoes and then rang the bell and gave Domik presents. But all the cleaning and shopping buzz, I am distant to it, the same way as my mum was. I keep the tradition, I guess.

Lola said...

I love the photograph too. And no, I can't believe you are anywhere close to a Grinch.

Janis said...

This is what I love about you - your honesty. Seriously, I pretty much feel the same way. Though since we do not have children we are able to keep things simple. My favorite way to spend Christmas is staying home, baking, and doing art projects...peaceful and quiet. I like celebrating the seasons over actual holidays. xo!

If Jane said...

oh this is so great!!! ;))

Lovely World said...

I celebrate a quiet Hanukah with my family, and then Christmas just passes us by. It is a relief. In the U.S. everything is too commercial anyway. I think that is why many of us Americans like Thanksgiving. It is about eating food with your family, and nothing much else. PS. I would like to stay in bed too if I could.

Maria said...

This time is anyway so lovely time to everybody and enjoy just the snow not too many works:D.I wish you happy winter day!

kristina - no penny for them said...

oh, such a lovely pic!

i've got so many nieces and nephews, no chance to escape christmas either. i wish i had more time to make things. it's the buying thing that stresses me.

Hermine said...

Lovely picture. I think "christmas" is a bit overdone at the moment. I like the candles and little lights, and just be together with people you love. But I don't understand all the expensive gifts, and the santas on the roofs. :)

Francesca said...

I love Christmas! A warm and bright time in cold and dark winter - we keep it super simple, and just enjoy the holidays together. Ciao! (PS nevica anche qui, bleah!)

Lollipop said...

me too!
wow!
xxx

Louise said...

Oh, Scrooge! Don't worry it'll be over fairly soon. It's the crappy weather that's bothering me - it's so windy and FREEZING! bah humbug.

mirabellef said...

I really love your link. Thank you. :)

blue china studio said...

I love Christmas but I don't think you are a Grinch! I try to keep Christmas simple as possible but I like the tradition of it and getting together with family. All that manic shopping is ridiculous though and that is one thing I refuse to do.

gina said...

Christmas is what you make of it and
personally, I love this time of year. Is
there anything wrong with giving and
receiving? Whether handmade or acquired,
gift giving is a chance to show that you
have paid attention; you have listened
and remembered; that you really do know
the ones you love.

Catherine said...

I understand your Christmas feeling too, sometimes it can just be too much. Living by myself I can avoid it a bit, I might do some decorating but really I'm just looking forward to a little summer break. I am envious of your snow a little it must be very pretty : )

vera said...

what I hate more about christmas is taking the plane and see crowded places
for all the rest i love it , family sitted together for a special meal, having the time to stay talking in front of a fire place ... wow !
cheer up Grinch ! :-) like those silly christmas songs say : love is all around you tra la la

la casita said...

Gina, nothing wrong with give and receive...I think it should be done all year around...
It's just I found it hard for different reasons I won't start to write it here I don't want to start polemics again : )
But also it's difficult for me, because my mother died of cancer in this time of the year, 13 years ago, it is still hard for me to forget that last sad Xmas.

vera said...

mi dispiace alessandra ...
troppo strana questa blogosfera, quasi quasi crediamo che ci conosciamo bene eppure ...e soltanto un'illusione ...

gina said...

Thank you so much for your comments... as I have been sitting here at my kitchen table working, it occurred to me that I didn't really know what the
source of your Christmas disenchantment is and I wondered if maybe it had more to do with a sorrowful association rather than the standard "commercialism, keeping up with the Jones', more bigger=better!" outlook of the naysayers. Perhaps it's a combination of both...

Truth is, I never fully enjoyed Christmas until I became a mother. I must have gave well because today I am receiving many times over. (And I'm not talking about presents.) :)

la casita said...

thank you Gina and Vera.
xx
alessandra