Wednesday, November 21, 2007

wishing I could humbug

The first thing I'm going to do in this post is attempt a moment of honesty.

I think I used to hate Christmas.

I remember not liking it.

Really not liking it.

That wasn't the difficult part to be honest about.

It's easy for me to tell you I didn't like Christmas. Bah fuckin humbug it sucked. Leave me alone and go away, all this commercialism makes me sick even though I am not religious. Blah blah. Stop singing. Stop cooking. Stop smiling at me and for heaven's sake NO MORE CANDY CANES.

The hard thing for me to admit... The truth I am trying to spill is that now... oh man do I have to say it?

NowIreallylikeChristmas.

Okay, okay. You can have the spaces.

Now I really like Christmas.

I don't really know what happened... Well, maybe I do. It was a combination of things. There are a lot of factors that add up to me liking Christmas now and while I think being a mother and wife to a beautiful little family is a big part of it, that isn't where my new found love of Christmas started. 9 years ago I had an unexpectedly wonderful Christmas eve that changed the way I look at Christmas for good.

I wasn't volunteering, I didn't help anyone, I didn't do anything particularly kind for anyone. I just spent a holiday with a good friend and though I didn't know it at the time, it was just what my heart needed to shove the humbug out.

But that, that's a story for another post. This post is just to tell you well in advance that I am sorry for what may come from my fingers in the next 5 weeks as I prepare to celebrate the holidays with my families. I promise I am still snarky as hell during the holidays but it is interspersed with a lot of love, joy, peppermint, hot coco, family happiness, drunken Wii golf, ginger bread houses, K home from school, Mr. Kaos home from work, my parents visiting, spending time with my brother and S eating great food, holiday music, laughing, loving and living and so much more. It's good. I love it. I make presents and food and drink and get excited and then eventually overwhelmed but it's good.

And I will probably talk about it alot.

Because that's what I do.

So, yeah. Fair warning, Cami is about to get a big rush of holiday cheer and I will blah blah blah and tell at least one holiday story a week before I crash and ask you all why on earth I do it every year.

Are you ready for me to go into Holiday mode? I'll give you tomorrow to prepare. I promise, tomorrow not a word do you about it, but on Friday we'll start things off with a big bang with a Holiday lyric writing contest... for a song... that Mr. Kaos wrote the music for... and the winning song will be recorded. We'll send you a CD of it. And there will be a prize. A real one.

So now you know okay?

16 comments:

angel said...

right.
i think i have prepared myself...
lemme have it!

Dan said...

I like christmas too. I've already started looking at the big box of decorations longingly.

Gunfighter said...

Bring it, Cami!

I love Christmas. When I start cooking tomorrow, my Christmas Music begins... hardcore until new year's day.

Woo hoo

flutter said...

yeah, what you said

mielikki said...

when you were little, I remember how your eyes would light up at Christmas. (wait, maybe that was fear. . .)

Stella said...

My husband was just like you.,.. couldn't stand Christmas. Not sure what happened but last year and now this year he LOVES it! He is so excited for Christmas this year, he's been asking to take out the decorations and all!!
I'm Christmas CRAZY! I do love it..even did a little decoration shopping today! Cant I suggest Michael's for some inexpensive lights and garland...well worth the trip!

Shannon said...

Can't wait to read what comes. Sounds like fun.

Lisa Milton said...

I'm tuned in.

Bubblewench said...

eeeewwww you're gonna get all christmas mushy on us. Well, I guess it will be ok, I like christmas too!

Happy Thanksgiving.

bellevelma said...

I love Christmas. It's Thanksgiving and Easter that I can't stand. So Christmas love, bring it on!

bellevelma said...

And oh by the way, my Christmas tree has been up for a week already! Ornaments went on last night. Snags is jazzed and we made a gingerbread house this morning. Yeah, I could totally skip Turkey Day and move right to Christmas. Jingle bells...

Martin Declan Kelly said...

i liked that christmas too

x

m

CamiKaos said...

martin: It's the stuff of holiday legend ;)

bellevelma: All the boxes of tile and toilets etc from the remodel were stacked where my Christmas tree goes every year... they are finally gone and tomorrow I get to decorate! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!! Also, Easter and Thanksgiving are at the bottom of my holiday list, unless I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner which I am not.... though Mr. Kaos getting a 4 day weekend is pretty awesome.

BW: Right back at you.

Lisa: I'm so excited about the holidays!!! I am so excited you are tuned in! I am so excited that you are wearing a red shirt in your picture because it is CHRISTMASSSY!! I need to calm down.

Shannon: I am really counting on the readers here to be very entertaining with their songs. It should be awesome!

Stella: It's amazing how that can just happen. Makes me smile

Mie: when I was little I had the twinkle of black olives and my presents in my eye ;)

Flutter: xox

Gunfighter: What's your favorite Christmas music?

Dan: Me too. I can't wait to get out the decorations. I promised myself I wouldn't touch it til Friday.

Angel:WOO HOOO!

sybil law said...

Are you trying to scare me? You are, aren't you?

CamiKaos said...

sybil: sissy

The Holmes said...

Happy early holidays! I can't wait for us to get all moved so we can get a tree up in the new place. I don't care if there is crap everywhere, we gotta have a tree.