I saw a meme on Facebook the other day that said “100 days until Christmas.” Honestly, I am not looking forward to Christmas this year. The past two years have been just terrible for me and my family. In 2016, my father was dying of lung cancer. My mother-in-law recently had a stroke. And because of all of this, Christmas was at MY house. And to top it all off, my brother-in-law and his wife were coming up from Florida, so we had to entertain them for a few days. It was a rough Christmas.
In 2017 (the first Christmas without my dad), I volunteered to have Christmas at my house, again. It was not only sad, but my sister and her family were over an hour late (and dinner was ready), her youngest child screamed throughout the entire night, nobody was in a good mood, and I ended up with a monster headache. But, I had enough energy to take down every Christmas decoration that night before going to bed. By December 26th, Christmas was GONE. I vowed this year I would not put up any Christmas decorations. And my husband wants to go to Vegas. So, when I saw “100 days until Christmas” on my Facebook feed, I just about threw up.