Christmas is my favorite time of year and I look forward to it every year. So much so I decorate my house as early as October with so much anticipation. Yet, Christmas 2019 came and went and I never felt it. I know why. First, I was extremely busy at work and second, it rained every weekend after Thanksgiving making it hard to go around town to make merry and even shop. I didn't even go to the Christmas party in our condo building. I remember being so exhausted when I got home from work when the event took place. I just didn't have the strength to dress up and mingle.
Then when I went shopping for all things Christmassy, I realized even stores had downsized their holiday lanes and Christmas departments. By the time Christmas arrived, all decorations were all sold and gone. Not because they were so popular they sold out so soon. Stores just didn't stock a lot of merchandise this year.
I did feel a bit sad this year. I remembered family and friends who departed. How I miss them so. For some reason, my holidays just aren't the same with them not around anymore.
I hope my Christmas experience next year is better. I do thank the Lord Almighty for another season.