Traditions continued and new ones created, another Christmas is officially in the books. My social media was full of cookies and presents and smiling faces….the pictures were bright and merry. My trashcan is overflowing with festive paper and cardboard boxes. We are still munching on leftovers and using the last few remaining Santa napkins. Football is on the tv and the countdown to 2022 has begun…..
Before we enter 2022, can we talk about the Christmas Crash? Am I the only one? After all of the holiday festivities, I literally crash. Today I am in all black and trying to keep my house as quiet as possible. Decorations are still on display and leftovers are still being heated up, but no more Holiday music or movies. I’m wondering when I should take the tree down, but really do not have the desire or energy for the task! I’m not sure if it comes from the stress or anticipation of having everyone over to our house, but after it is done? I am on a two day, not leaving my house, only speaking if necessary route.
I don’t say that to sound mean or ungrateful, but it is true. I’m one of the most extroverted introverts you will ever meet. I get over stimulated in social situations and have to almost go into a cocoon to recover. My desire to engage on any level is less than a 1. I learned this about myself a long time ago, and over the years I have done better about recognizing the signs and trying to avoid becoming a recluse. I’m not always successful and certain situations can’t be avoided.
So here I am, starting a blog in the middle of my Christmas Crash……