Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Holiday Humdrum

Ugh.  I can't wait for the holidays to be over.

I know!  I know!  It's not even November.  Heck, it's not even Halloween!

But I can't wait.

You see, I work in retail.  This means that since the beginning of October, I've been working 45 or more hours a week.  Which, if it would stay that way, I might be okay.  But now, we're opening up a satellite location in the mall, and my job duties just keep expanding.  I think I'll be lucky if I work less than 50 hours a week in November, and I won't be surprised by 60 hour work weeks in December.


And people wonder why I get so down about the holidays.  The extra pay is nice, but I don't really get to enjoy it.  It's all going toward getting a little bit ahead on the bills, and then Christmas gifts for those nearest and dearest to me.

I haven't even been in my sewing room since packing for my Stitch 'n' Bitch in early October.  *sighs*  I just want to lock myself in with my stash and get some progress made.  I only have two people left to make blocks for the Birthday Block Swap, and then I'm done with that for the year.  And I would love to quilt my baskets top.

I guess what makes it harder for me, is that Zeb turns three at the end of November, and this is the first year that he's going to really 'get' the holidays.  He's dressing up for Halloween, seeing Grandpa for the first time this year over Thanksgiving (if things work out well), and will finally understand what those pretty packages under the tree are for.

I want to be excited about the holidays, but I can't work up the energy.  Who came up with the bright idea to pack three major holidays into the last quarter of the year?!?

So anyway, obviously blogging has taken a back seat, since I haven't done any sewing.  Maybe I can sneak some in tonight.  We'll see how Zeb is...


Bethany said...

Been there with retail..LOL. It's Christmas Eve and guess who's working it? Me. If I ever have to hang up a decoration on the store walls again, I think I'll shoot myelf.

Even years later, I don't care for this time of year. It may be fun for everyone else, but not for those in retail or have worked it.

Try to get some sewing done to keep your mind from going crazy :)

Sarah Craig said...

I'm sorry you're down about the holidays. I used to work in retail, and I remember those days well. But your line about your Stitch and Bitch reminded me - we have a mutual friend, KarrieLyne! She mentioned you the other day when we were talking about getting together with our quilting pals (unfortunately my group is a church group, so we can't call it a stitch-n-bitch, although we laughed about the name when we met!)

Micki said...

I love the holidays, but I am never prepared for them. Too much to do in too little time.

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