Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bah Humbug!

Not sure what it is about this holiday, but I'm glad its almost over!  I've been in a grumpy mood for most of December and Christmas Eve took me over the top.  We had a lovely time with friends and family, but for some reason, I wasn't really in the mood.  I usually love the holidays, but this year was a total bust for me.  Even the Holiday lights tour that I go on every year couldn't drag me out of my funk.  To top it all off...when we came home on Christmas Eve, after spending time with the family, I opened the car door only to have my favorite holiday platter fall out and smash to the ground!  I was very upset because I LOVED this platter and had used it during the holidays for the last 10 years!  Photos of the carnage below....anyway, I suppose it was a fitting end to the Christmas holiday and how I've been feeling this season.  On another note, I also got new glasses with Progressive lenses, and to be honest, I've been getting headaches with them.  They are a bit of an adjustment, so that just added to my malaise.  Feeling a bit like Charlie Brown this holiday.  Hopefully everyone had a better Christmas than me!  Even Ed was a downer this year, and has already started talking about taking down the tree!  Oh well, looking forward to a new year! 

Ed apologized for just throwing it in the backseat of the car.  Apparently as we were driving home, it was rolling around in the back seat and when I finally opened the back door...SMACK!

Hopefully I'll be able to score another one of these...but I think it will be difficult.  It was a present from my sister many years ago.  *sigh*  Just have to keep scouring ebay for one of these.


CraveCute said...

Ouch! It hurts to see your broken platter, it was so cute! Any way to salvage it by making a mosaic trivet or something? Also regarding your progressive lenses ... I've had them and they do take a while to get used to. Hope your New Year starts off better!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I think I cried a little when it broke, but got over it pretty quickly. I have to remember that its just stuff...and stuff can usually be replaced. But I did get about 10 years of use from that platter. RE: Progressive lenses...I was warned that they take a bit to get used to...guess with time it will get easier. I will say that my vision reading things far away has improved immensely, but reading has been difficult...and I LOVE reading.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Bummer about the platter. My condolences. I always find it takes me about a week to get used to new progressive bifocals. Going down stairs is the worst thing for me. Then I adjust. I hope you soon do too!

jadedj said...

You hit two nerves with me. I always get the December blues. I'm not sure why, but it happens. I only endure it all because of my children, otherwise I just wouldn't participate.

The progressive lens...I hate them! I have tried them twice now, and ended up both times taking them back. I damn near broke my foot last time because I misstepped over a log and tripped due to the distortion...sprained it.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I'm beginning to adjust to the Progressive lenses, but I'm still struggling a bit. Reading is an adventure, I'm used to cuddling up with a book and now I have to hold it back at a distance in order to read it.