The Holiday Slump

Anyone but me?

Planning and shopping
Rushing
Crushing
Lists. More Lists. Done? No.
The people
The lines
Eating and more eating
Money
God, the money!

Fresh snow
Clean
Hush
Sparkle
Candlelight
Ringing bells
Fairy lights
Silent Night
Deck the Halls
Midnight Mass
The Christmas Story

Children’s laughter
Cookies and milk
Night Before Christmas
Waiting
Waiting
Dreaming
Santa
Stockings
Naughty or Nice?
Scarves
Mittens
Snowmen
Cocoa

Joy
Hugs
Family
Friends
Peace
Goodwill
Laughter
More laughter
Miracle on 34th Street
Holiday Inn
White Christmas
“Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings…”
Warmth
Love
More Love

Goodbye
Silence
Tears (little)
Five loads of dishes
Ten loads of laundry
Ribbons and paper
Boxes
Bits of ribbon and paper

Gray
Melting
Fog
Slush
Cold
Quiet

Miss you