Monday, December 1, 2008

The hits keep on coming

First of all let me say a great big "THANK YOU"! I have been overwhelmed by the amazing amount of support, sympathy and condolences I have received. I suppose that death and grieving is something that just about everyone can relate to. Thanks for helping me feel less alone.

Tonight I decided to pull out all of my Christmas decorations. My mother is very big on decorating for the holidays and I suppose it is something she passed on to me. I don't go crazy for every holiday (although I do have decorations for all of them), but I do for Christmas. This year however, decorating took a horrible turn for the worse.

I opened up the first of my 5 large boxes of Christmas decorations. Sitting on the top, laid out next to each other waiting to be discovered were the stockings that my x-boyfriend and I made with love last year for Christmas. I broke up with him 3 weeks after Christmas. So of course I need to burn them or at very least toss them into the dumpster right? The evil part of me considered mailing my "x" his stocking back... Actually I am still considering it...

The part that upsets me most about seeing the stupid stockings is that it is complete dejavu. Last Christmas when I was pulling out decorations the same thing happened only with a different "x", but it was worse because it wasn't just his stocking, it was his AND his 2 daughters stockings! Damn. I loved those kids.

Seriously internet people, I am unlucky in love! Maybe I was wrong. Maybe single for the holidays IS the way to go. Who knows, the way things are looking, single forever looks like the way to go. Only buying presents for family, friends and myself, that's not so bad. Having only a stocking for myself and my cat - very do-able. And next year when I pull the decorations out I won't have this problem.

Blogfully yours,


Erin Alberty said...

I think you are unlucky in arts and crafts!

I'm impressed you posted today in spite of everything. I don't think I could if I were you. Way to go!

kel said...

What have you learned, Summer?

When making stockings, just get those little felt stickers to write names. That way, you can peel them off when needed and re-use the stocking for someone else. I've done it, and it works like a charm!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kel! Stickers..NOT crafty name writing! Its almost like a tattoo! we all know how that goes!
The Russian!

Courtney and Jeff said...

I think it's because you made the stocking for the "X" - maybe that's what jinxed things.... I like the stocking for the cat idea - I have two of them... one for each dog! LOL I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa... I hope your family is doing better and things are starting to smooth out. Lots of love!!

Sarah Bellum said...

Like I said last night, I'm still going to find a way to make my name out of his. I need a stocking.