Feeling a little sad today. While shopping this morning it seemed like Christmas was over already and I'd missed it. The shelves are quite picked over already and the Christmas sections are getting compressed, moving the decreasing amounts of decorations and things onto fewer shelves. I mean, yeah, we are less than a week away, but it just struck me as sad. It didn't seem like the other shoppers were excited about Christmas anymore, like no one was anxiously picking up wrapping paper or filling carts with gifts. Are they all like me and have their shopping and wrapping done already? Is online shopping really taking over? And once again, I just don't have that holiday mood anymore. This seems to happen every year. Sometimes it's worse than other years. It just really does feel like Christmas came and went while I was looking the other way.
I'm also bummed that two of my blog followers abandoned ship last night. When I noticed it this morning it was just kinda like 'Bye! Sorry I'm boring!' As the day went on though, it's really started to bug me. I've always thought that of the 100+ followers this blog has, maybe only a handful actually faithfully read it. This blog has gone through many phases, so it would not surprise me at all if people I picked up in my soap making days have wandered away, or if people who followed farther back when we were friends because of Titanic lost interest long ago. I'm quite sure most people just don't come here anymore. But when someone dislikes it enough to actually unfollow, you can't help but wonder why. It's also happened at a bad time because I've been wondering what will happen after Blogmas. Will I keep going with daily Natters? Will I just give up again after Christmas? So yeah, losing two little followers has kind of derailed me today.
We did get another card in the mail today though, so that was nice. And the last of the packages that I've been waiting for arrived today so I now have every last gift here and wrapped. I'll probably make the Special K Bars tomorrow. Then it's just relax until Christmas. Maybe I need to go drive around some evening and look at Christmas lights. Or park my butt on the couch and watch Christmas movies all day. Hopefully some a spark of Christmas excitement hits me again.
Do you ever feel like this?