Christmas Crashing

It's a real thing.

Christmas Crashing: Used to describe the after-effect of Christmas, or the Holidays in general: 12 Days of Hanukkah/Christmas, etc. is usually a busy time, very exciting, and enjoyable. By the end of the celebrations (The night of Christmas Day/Dec. 26th) you feel exhausted and overwhelmed. People are usually groggy, lethargic, and almost depressed from exhaustion. (from Urban Dictionary)

That's me! Except for the depression. Because I am very happy.....but so darned tired!

On Christmas Eve, we visited my parents and then went to the Christmas Eve service at our church. The service was amazing; I can't even describe it. It was extremely moving. We have grown so close with our church family this past year, and one couple in particular who we are just so blessed to be friends with. They are wonderful.

John and I spent Christmas Day at home, just the two of us. We had our lasagna and brownies, and it was delicious. We exchanged a few gifts and just enjoyed the day.

On Sunday afternoon, my kids came home from their dad's house (Andrew is still at his grandma's) and we had our Christmas with them. Then Tim had to go to work, and we took the girls out for dinner.

Today the kids have been spending their Christmas money & gift cards. They were burning holes in their pockets. We found some great after Christmas sales. They absolutely wore me out!

Now Shelbie is spending the night with a friend, and Tim has a friend here spending the night with him.

The stressful stuff is still out there looming over us, but the good far outweighs it all. I know we'll be okay. And it's all brought us closer to each other, and the ones we love, and who love us.

(and I'm sorry for being so vague, but there are unwanted people reading this blog, so I have no choice. In fact I'm seriously considering shutting down this blog and starting over and hoping not to be found this time.......but I'll figure that out later.)

But right now.....I am ready to Christmas Crash!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

*ETA* OMG, I forgot to tell you it SNOWED here on Sunday morning! For real! We took the dog out and this white stuff was falling on us and this Florida native was all, "What the crap is this stuff on me???" and John thought I had major dandruff but finally we realized it was SNOW! The newspaper confirmed it - Gainesville Sun


Lori said...

I completely get you! I slept all day today. I came home from work and slept till 2, did a few things and went back to bed. It's not depression, it's just being exhausted. Plus we got a storm here and it made the night at work insane. I just want one night with both of us home relaxing. Maybe New Years? LOL

diane rene said...

I have come to think that we need a way to prolong the holiday. all this planning, buying the 'right' gift, shopping the sales, wrapping and placement, all to be torn through and over in mere minutes. how can we make it more enjoyable and less stressful to reduce the crash? spread it out over days? a gift a day for a week??

and if you move?? - make sure you send me a note so I can follow. oh wait! unless I'm one of the undesireables, then nevermind ;)

Unforgettable said...

You use urban dictionary! Yay!

Myya said...

Glad your Christmas was good. Isn't it funny how money & gift cards just make the kids go crazy to spend it! So... if you move, you have my e-mail. Drop me a line & I'll be happy to move with you anywhere you go. :)

Amy said...

I had that bottoming out feeling too.

So sorry about the stressful stuff you have going on. Should you decide to move- please shoot me an email so I can come too!

Seizing My Day said...

Don't pee your pants b/c I am finally blog surfing again!~ =) sheesh!! busy month!! ha ha! Busy Fall/early Winter!! =)

I took a 3 hour "nap" on the day after Christmas... I guess I was dog tired too!! lol! my hubby said it is not a nap if you sleep more than one hour! ha ha!~

love your story about the snow... so funny! =) We are hoping for snow this week! if winter has to be wet and cold... then darn it ... give me snow!! =) I hate Washington sometimes! lol!

Since I didn't make it to wish you a Merry Christmas... Happy New Year year!! =)

ps we found an amazing little church this Fall... and we feel very blessed too!! =) makes a world of difference to have good fellowship!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm there with you no real depression just warn out and really would love a day by myself to just recoup :)

Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Can't believe you got some snow!
Sounds like you had a peaceful Christmas Day. I went to a Christmas Eve service and it was wonderful. So that is why the mall was so crowded yesterday, all the kids want to spend their money!
Happy New Year.

Helene said...

I know what you mean...I'm totally burned out and so relieved the holiday is behind us.

I remember it snowed one year when I lived in Florida and we were all freaked out becaue it NEVER snows in FL!

anymommy said...

That sounds lovely. Merry Christmas (late!). I'll share my snow any time.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Sounds like a beautiful holiday! Hope your New Years is equally as special!