I used to enjoy this time of year. Christmas was my favorite holiday.
Working in BUSY retail has changed that.
Not all, but a lot of the customers at the arts-and-crafts store I work at are very demanding and needy and at times downright rude.
Maybe it's because they're city shoppers instead of slower-paced suburban-folk but there's this sense that I'm paid to help them therefore they don't need to be appreciative when being helped.
Add to the fact that the job is already stressful and tiring and has me working on or around actual holidays, well, it's not fun and it kills the festive mood.
Now putting up the Christmas tree at home becomes one more thing to do. The decorations another chore.
But on a happy note, let me show you what fellow blogger, Randy, made for me.
Currently hanging on the family Christmas tree!
Continuing his handmade ornaments for friends and family, Randy sent me this starfish. Made with colorful fabric, stitched with care, and topped off with a twinkling jewel. Love it!
It'll be a wonderful companion for the seahorse ornament he made for me last year and a reminder that there's still some good left. That December has many facets. Some better than others.
Perhaps deep down there's a part of me that still loves the Christmas season but I'm sooooo ready for it to be over with!