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Send the Christmas cheer won’t you??

Send the Christmas cheer won’t you??

The last few weeks have felt strange… I don’t feel Christmasy yet. I haven’t even put up the tree! I’ve bought about 3 presents and just can’t get going. I think because the weather has been weird (ie. raining and cold again) I can’t get in to the Christmas vibe. Christmas is supposed to be wonderful and magical according to the tv, movies, shop windows, Pinterest… but I ain’t feelin’ it.

I’ve also been distracted with other things going on. My children have had about 32 excursions/sporting trips this term (slight exaggeration, but close!). I have been so stressed with all of them. Mainly because my bank account does not match up with the amount of money I have to shell out. Every second day I am doling out money. We also have a few trips away in January for kids’ cricket and the expense of my operation in February is hanging over my head. Why that so expensive?? I am in a health fund, but still getting charged thousands, plus accommodation for my husband to be with me in Sydney. I should not complain because there are many worse than me. I just don’t know how other people get through it all?? Unless you’ve been sick for a long time no one really understands that having a chronic illness is like having a 2nd mortgage – it’s just always there. Geez Louise.

Is anyone else just feeling a bit shite at the moment? I spent most of Sunday morning choking on tears as I walked around the house trying to do my normal jobs. My husband kept nicely asking me to stop. I just couldn’t stop. I didn’t really have a reason why. I just felt like I needed to let it all out.

My kids have also been hard work lately. They are growing and changing. I am finding it really challenging to not be overbearing and bossy. I feel like I have to start letting them go a little, but that really hurts and I cannot do that. Particularity my eldest. Why is parenting so hard??

Ok, so yep I’m having a whinge. I know I’m supposed to be festive and happy, but that isn’t coming yet. I’m not depressed or sad or anything, I’m just so moody! Ask my husband. I even went and had my hormones tested because I have been feeling so out of whack. I needed to blame something… Bloods just showed my usual high white cell, low iron and I basically just have to get on with it. Although I’ll happily blame Mercury in Retrograde. “…. all of the truths and feelings you’ve kept buried inside will come to the surface, causing uneasy feelings, miscommunications and just absolute chaos. ” 😉

You’re probably reading this saying what you complaining about woman? A good whinge, a tantrum and a few tears are what’s needed every now and then. We all need to let some stresses out from time to time. Christmas can be a really weird time of the year. So many ups and downs. So many pressures. Love lost, love strained, financial pressures for some…. I need a serious change of scenery. I need a bloody holiday with my boys. We have a few days booked in Melbourne to watch The Ashes (which luckily I paid for back in July!). But that’s about the only real break we’ll have this Christmas (apart from the kids’ cricket trips haha). I need some sunshine, that’s what I need! I’d just be happy with that. 😉

Send me some Christmas cheer won’t you? Anyone else feeling a little edgy??

I’m off to pick a kitchen for a client today so that will cheer me up. Happy Tuesday friends. X

♥ KC.


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  1. Jenny Stewart

    4 December

    Very much so can be a very sad time for some

  2. Michelle Harvey

    4 December

    I’m the same I feel nothing , I have all my decos up and gifts bought and even some wrapped but still there is nothing ! I think it’s because I don’t have family connections like when we were young , my kids are the youngest amongst their cousins and there is just no interest at all and it makes me sad . I need to find traditions for just the 4 of us .
    Any tips anyone ?
    Ps also have autoimmune issue that’s a struggle .

    • Katrina Chambers

      5 December

      Hope you’re feeling ok. I’m trying not to be a complete Debbie Downer and I am sure I will pick up. I hope you do too! Do you drive and look at Christmas lights?? X

  3. Nola Grasby

    4 December

    Love your honestly, I am feeling a bit off at the moment, lots to be grateful for but I agree why do our children have to grow up and hen they leave home which is s it should be but it’s hard. Hope you are feeling brighter soon xxx

    • Katrina Chambers

      5 December

      Yeah, why can’t we press pause when we want to!! I have a huge appreciation of my own parents suddenly and I think back to the time I really really whinged for a pair of Reeboks. Now I understand!!!

  4. Chris Robinson

    4 December

    I struggle every year at this time. Here, I do everything, and I am tired, so tired.. Trying to find some motivation but not sure where to look for it anymore. I have, at least, done all the Xmas shopping, thank goodness for online shopping. But everything else, nope! I am over having to cater for visitors, who arrive empty handed and the expense involved with food and gifts. Overwhelming! I would love to just have a ham sandwich and relax. Hope you feel better soon Katrina Chambers, just know you are not alone in this x

  5. Totally fell you.. 🙁 Im not even having a tree this year. Im blaming the weather.. we have had crappy cold/wet yuk for months… waiting for sunshine.. it just doesnt feel like Christmas 🙁

  6. Makayla Jack

    4 December

    I’m feeling you on this at the moment. I’m feeling so tired and run down after a year of uni and working, and Christmas time isn’t really a break because work is busier.

    I put my decorations up but my heart wasn’t in it, all I can think about this year is the fact that I was pregnant last year and should have an almost one year to share their first Christmas with, but we’re still alone (miscarriage). May seem small to some, but we’ve been trying for 4 years and it’s just my husband and myself, our home and hearts just feel so empty and sad this year. I am usually a huge Christmas fan and go all out and enjoy the season.

    • Katrina Chambers

      5 December

      Thinking of you Makayla. I hope your Christmas break is peaceful and relaxing. XX

  7. Casey Powers

    4 December

    I’m the same. I’ve got two littlies 4 and 8 that are a joy to see how excited they are for it all, a 16 year old who is way past it and I’m on my own trying to get in the spirit! Christmas can be a fun time of year but it can also bring a lot of people down too.

    • Katrina Chambers

      5 December

      It sure is a weird time of the year. So many ups and downs for people. Sending love to you too. X

  8. Louise McKenzie

    5 December

    Lost my husband in December last year so mojo has gone. No tree up yet, didn’t last year but will make an effort at some point for my nieces and nephews and my son. Used to love Christmas

    • Katrina Chambers

      5 December

      I am sorry Louise. Take it easy this year, I am sure you deserve that. Thinking of you and your family. X

  9. Chris

    5 December

    Sorry Katrina i can’t send you cheer im also flat as a tac aswell..my eldest daughter and hubby will be in New York for xmas..my son (my baby) will be with his partners family this year and my middle daughter and grandbaby are with her biological mother this year..to sad to think about.
    I have commented to you before about struggling with letting the kids grow up and let those apron strings loose..it’s so so hard but my advice is to have faith in what you have taught your boyz..hope that they use that knowledge to make good choices..and hold on tight and enjoy the ride..it goes quickly
    I can’t even imagine what you go through with your illness and i wish you nothing but good health going forward .
    Last but not least when i really need a kick up the bum to stop sulking i make it my mission to enjoy the occasion for my girlfriends and family members that arent with us any more
    Merry Christmas Katrina xx

    • Katrina

      5 December

      You’re right lovely. I do need a kick up the bum haha.. I will do that. I hope you have something nice planned for the day? XX

  10. Melissa Agius

    5 December

    me me me. We lost our daughter March last year and we got through last Christmas somehow but this year I am not feeling it. I love Xmas but these days I’m struggling have barely bought a present. Send some my please.

    • Katrina Chambers

      5 December

      Oh Melissa, I can’t imagine what that feels like for you. I am so sorry. I do hope a little bit of magic comes your way – I am sure you deserve it. XX

  11. Lee Mills

    5 December

    Hang in there, heres hoping the weather will change soon and you will get that ‘spring (or summer) back in your step’, all your followers are sending positive vibes!
    Re the health oh boy don’t get me started…I ma hearing you…its a crime for sure!!!
    Sending Christmas wishes xox

    • Katrina

      5 December

      Hahaha, yes a bit of Vitamin D will help. Christmas wishes to you too. X

  12. Wendy

    5 December

    I know the feeling. Every where you look, you get told that time is running out to shop etc etc. I have health issues, plus can’t walk far, so it’s a hard thing to try and get to the shops. The want is there but the body says otherwise . You can only shop online so much before you need to go feel and see things. Have been pretty housebound and its so frustrating. Anyway enough whinging from me lol, hope your day gets better and you get a whiff of the Christmas spirit, xx

  13. Yvette

    5 December

    One tip- part time job! It will save your wallet and sanity but you still do the same amount of driving 😩

    • Yvette

      5 December

      I meant for your boys not you 😛

    • Katrina

      5 December

      Yes, we will head to that stage soon! That is something I am looking forward to 🙂

  14. Sarah Welsh

    5 December

    This year has encompassed a whole lot of medical issues for both our family and many that we know. It has been a tough year and I think a lot of us hate the materialism that comes with it. Right now, I know many who would just be happy for all the things that money can’t buy! I love the fact that you are not afraid to share the way you’re not feeling the groove. You say what so many are feeling xx

  15. Jo Murrell

    5 December

    My beautiful mother passed away on the 23rd December 2015 so Christmas is always sad for me

  16. Our church Inspire on Kooringal road is doing a Truck Load of Love (Christmas hampers) for anyone struggling at this time of year. Yes can be very tough!! I am sure the media doesn’t help as they have images of happy family gatherings, lots of gifts& food. Hope your Mojo turns up soon everyone & discover the “reason for the season “.

  17. Simone Eyles

    5 December

    yep I feel the same the weather isn’t the best, the chronic illness thing urgh always paying for stuff ALWAYS FOREVER urgh

  18. Shayne Mitchell

    5 December

    Yes!!! I haven’t even begun shopping

  19. Annie Francis

    5 December

    We are to Melbourne for Christmas and the Ashes as well. My boys don’t know yet so it’s a big suprise. I’m not into Christmas as much this year either. It’s a very mellowed feeling compared to previous years. I hope you feel better soon and can get everything done before it gets too crazy trying to get to the shops

  20. Lisa King

    5 December

    Sending lots of love. Hope that the warm weather comes back soon, to help pick you up. It’s hard to put on a happy face all the time, especially at this time of the year. The Christmas season is supposed to be a time of peace and joy, but I think if you have stuff going on in your life (big and small) it’s magnified at Christmas time. Hope that you feel some of the Christmas spirit soon ❤️

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