I just don't have it in me anymore to get excited over Christmas. My attitude towards purchasing gifts is dead in the water before I ever head out the door. Nothing in the stores seems to have staying power for even a year that I could afford as a gift. And I see this whole Christmas thing a commercial brainwash. I am always at a loss to buy a meaningful gift for my love ones anyway. Today my attitude was so poor that once the potential gift was in my hands and I was turning towards the cash register or putting the thing into my buggie even I had seen the thing broken, passe or a big ole waste of space in the lives of my family or friends. I was not one to be around today. I hate all this spending. With the economy the way it is I was amazed to see anyone out anyway. Where the hell are they getting their money and why spending on just stuff. I've been feeling very UnAmerican by not circulating my cash; I'm not doing my American part. I don't go outside into the world lately just b/c money always seems to fly out of my hands. Hell, breathing spends money. Momma use to say that "money is not the most important thing in the world, but it's right up there with oxygen." How true it seems to me today.
Well-Happy Spending. Bah Humbug.-
Speaking of that- Mom and I have been reading "A Christmas Carol" and Dicken's writing is absolutely wonderful. Reading it out loud is like a roller coaster for the tongue.