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Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday (aka Blue Monday)

I'll admit it: my shopping is just about finished. The kids are getting one thing this year which has already been bought and paid for. My Mom's gift? Check. Brother's gift? Check. Inlaws? Check. Husband? That's about the only thing left to get. But if YOU haven't finished (started) your shopping yet, here's a headstart!!! Use this link right here to shop on Amazon.com for some fantastic Cyber Monday deals (and earn just a few cents for your favorite Snarkmeister).  Or you can just click on the little Amazon logo just to the right of this post. Easy peasy.



Now for the Blue part of Blue Monday. The holidays usually always give me the blues. I hate being close to 200 miles away from my Mom and my Brother and all my friends. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE where I live and I LOVE the friends I have here. It's just that I was 'back at home' visiting this past weekend and got to spend time with my besties, my Mom and my Brother, and then spent 5 hours on a 4 hour ride home (horrible accident on I-95). And now that I'm home, I miss my family even more. It's always hard leaving my Mom. Every time. She suffers from COPD and now relies on oxygen 24/7. It's hard enough to watch your parents growing older, but to watch their health failing and knowing that you are 4 hours away from them on a GOOD day (no I-95 accidents) is just heart-wrenching. I used to be able to zip over to her apartment on a moment's notice and take her to a doctor's appointment, or to the hair dresser or food shopping. Now she must rely on others for something that was once my job. In a way, I guess I feel like I'm failing her, but I know in my heart that that's not the case. I'm a grown woman with a family of my own and a job I love.... it just happens to be in a town almost 200 miles away from where she is.

I wrote about these very same blues last year, and I know that I will snap out of it, I always do. But it's the same thing every year. I don't have the 4th of July Blues or the Labor Day Blues. But always with the Christmas Holiday Blues. I got some great suggestions last year that really did help me out. So tell me, do you suffer from the holiday blues? What do you do to get yourself out of the funk? Tell me here, or read last year's post and the suggestions I received then. Do they help?

10 comments:

  1. No holiday blues here! Everyone is getting a gift card this year. No shopping for me!

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  2. Snap! My mum has copd, thankfully not on oxygen yet, but lives about 4 hours away from me. My sister lives about 10 minutes away from our mum, but it's still hard. Up until May of this year, mum lived about 10 minutes away from me. It sucks. 11 years ago my dad died, our other sister lived an hour from me so for both of us it was a rush to get there before he died, none of us made it in time so it was just my mum with Dad, she was with him when he died. She then moved in with my oldest sister, who lived about an hour from us. 16 weeks after my dad died, my sister died. It was not expected, but then neither was my dads. It just so happened the night my sister died, we had the worst snow storm, all the roads were closed. It was devastating, anyway that's when my mum moved near to me, so this is the first Christmas without her with us. (We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, so I totally agree with you. It just plain sucks. Tessa, UK.

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    1. Awww thinking of you this season, Tessa!!

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  3. Aw, Teri, I'm sorry you're feeling the blues! Will you get to see your mom, brother, and friends again before/around Christmas?

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    1. Probably not, Shay, that's the hard part.

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  4. I am right there with you. My parents and childhood friends are close to 500 miles away (also down that evil unreliable I-95). Makes it tough

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    Seriously though, I hope you're feeling more cheerful soon, hugs :)

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