Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Hangover.

It's official.  I have a holiday hangover.

All year long From September-ish to Christmas Eve I am obsessed with the holidays.

First there is Labor Day.

Halloween.

Thanksgiving.

Christmas.

It's like all of my favorites are thrown into a few months--we have the bbq's, the candy, the food, the sweets, the shopping...

And then?

It's all over.  Done.  Finished.

Boo. Dislike. Suckage.

I can't believe it's all over?!

What the hell happened to the past four months of my life?  Seriously.

So, there you have it.  I'm hungover by the holidays.  And the fact that we drove for 16 hours yesterday.

Yeah, that will wipe any ounce of happiness you have left right off of your radar {for reals--all four of us have been dragging today}.

I know--I'm being such a mope, huh?  Do you go through this whole "holiday hangover" thing, too??

31 comments:

Tyne said...

Oh yeah I do! I will keep that Christmas tree up until the end of January and watch Christmas movies that are DVR'd over and over.

Where have I been? When did you makeover your blog? It looks fabulous!

Chrissy MacCEO said...

I hear ya about the holiday hangover. I got depressed on Christmas Eve knowing there was only 2 days left of the "holidays"!

Midday Escapades said...

Where's the vino??? We need vino to get rid of that holiday hangover.

Loukia said...

I was all complain-y on my blog today, too! Heh. I too LOVE the holidays - especially Christmas - and I can't believe how fast it went by this year! I totally enjoyed it, so very much, and so did my children, but can you say whiplash? It went by SO FAST! And I get sad after it's all over... I love everything about the holidays!!! And I can't believe you drove for 16 hours... OMG!!!!

Pres. Kathy said...

I feel the same way - I love Christmas, but it is over so fast!

Amanda said...

I think this year I've just been ready for it all to be over with. I know that sounds crazy, and I know next year will be different, but we've just had CRAZINESS in our life.

So, this year... no hangover, just relief. Next year, I'll be moping right along with you! I feel so sad that this year's holidays almost seemed rushed...I need to do MAJOR planning next year.... WAY ahead of time.

I'm actually going to start making Christmas presents in January!

mellisarock said...

You know what they say the best cure is for a hangover right...more of what caused it...New Year's is this week-- and Valentine's Day is coming up -- only 46 days away :)

Not the same tho LOL!

The Mommyologist said...

I actually thought this same thing yesterday because the fire dept. down the street always sells Christmas trees every year and now they are all gone. Such a sad reminder that the holidays are over!! I look forward to them all year and then BOOM! Totally over! Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas...I missed you on here!!

Lin said...

I know exactly what you mean. It's all so anticlimactic. It's over, I'm broke & a lot rounder in the mid-section. Not a good way to start the new year, lol.

I give you mad props for driving 16 hours. The longest I've had to drive is 10 & I was ready to choke everyone in the car. Congrats on making it :)

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I do too. It will be weird once we take the tree down in a couple days, but on the other hand, it will be nice not to have tree needles everywhere. :)

Lindsay said...

I totally get the holiday hangover!! NO FUN!! Atleast this week Tim is off so that will help!

Honey B. said...

Its that 16 hour car ride....sucks all the joy out of anything, especially marriage. lol

Working Mommy said...

I must say that I agree with you!! Though, I am more upset that I have to wait so long for my next vacation day - rather than because all the holidays are over. Oh well...there is always next year!

~WM

G-Zell said...

I know totally what the heck it went by so freakn fast it is like hello I am not done feeling all warm and fuzzy......

Happy New year Chelle!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I am so glad you guys made it home safely! Did you run into any bad weather?

This year Christmas seemed to move at warp speed. I just wanted it all to slow down so I could savor every moment of it. I still have the tree and decorations up because it just doesn't feel like it should be over yet.

We had crappy weather so I think that is part of the reason things just didn't feel quite right...also there is the fact that Josh had to work on Christmas Day/Evening.

Krystyn said...

I know what you mean. I have no idea where it's gone, either. I think the little ones sucked out everything we had left to remember with!

Mandi said...

I love your blog!!!! I dont know if I have a holiday hangover or not, but I do have to say that I am kinda glad its over with. Back to our normal routine and no more "Can we open them yet, can we open them yet!!!!" I think I might have had a bit of the buh-humbugs this year thought....

Well, heres to next year!
Mandi
www.wonderfulcrazybeautifullife.com

Becks said...

I totally have it too!!

We just got back home today and I feel like crap! I think I put on 10 extra pounds! I am sad that Christmas is over :(. But I am ready to start a fresh year and "try" and get back on a healthy track and feel good again!

Cheers to you my friend! I hope the hangover goes away quickly for the both of us!!

amanda said...

no hangover yet - but it's coming, i can feel it. hubby is still home so i get to pretend :)

but when he goes back next week - i am right there with you!

Llama said...

I TOTALLY have the hangover! I feel soo exhausted! You are not alone girl!

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

now we get SKINNY

Sophia's Mom said...

Oh yeah!!! I can seem to find what to do for the first half of the year!

Happy New Years!!!

www.thewannabewahm.com

Clare said...

i hear you...i am about to tackle the christmas decorations and i am dreading it!!

Jewls said...

Totally! And I'm in denial...so I'm not taking down my Christmas tree yet!

The Mommyologist said...

Hey honey! Left you an award today over at my blog! :)

Bombtastic Belle said...

I'm feeling the same way! I'm not taking my tree down just yet so that I can enjoy it for a few days more. *lol* That and we jut did a 10 hour trip home and I'm too tired. Now that's nothing like your 16 hour one- you're awesome for that! I was going insane with just ours.

Kristin said...

It's a new year baby! SO much to look forward to! I know how you feel. It's a bit of a letdown, but thinking about the fabulous things that the year could have in store helps me!

Julie said...

I know what you mean! Around 5PM today I realized that on Monday, I would be back to my regular work/life schedule... and I got pretty bummed! I know though that there will be plenty of FUN in 2010 - so Happy New Year :)

Sara A Broers said...

Well stated.......Tomorrow, Monday, January 4th is going to be a reality check at this house! Up and at 'em at 6 a.m.- back to the so called normal routine. I'm not sure that I like it.......This holiday season has been wonderful, in regards to loafing around. BTW- Valentine's Day is not that far away!

Kristin said...

I feel the same way. I've been working hard the past week trying to get everything straightened out.

Andrea H said...

Yes! I am right there with you. Holiday Hangover is a great name for it.

Now I just need to recoup for the boys birthdays this month and in March.

PS- LOVE your blog look. It's adorable!