Luckily, my extended family’s gathering is potluck, so I am only responsible for some of the vegetables and the desserts*.
1. Denial and isolation: “I can stop whenever I want.” Followed by, “Everyone else is eating sugar, but not me. I’m all alooooooooone.”
I was wandering through the aisles of the craft store last week when I suddenly had the realization that perhaps I need my friends to stage an intervention.
How else to break the habit that had me in search of fake snow, certain kinds of holiday adornments, and the need to buy refills for my glue gun?
Because YES, the holidays are bearing down on us like a tank.
My attempts to follow The Martha’s monthly calendar, with its “gentle reminders, helpful tips, and important dates.”
October was a busy month for The Martha and me.
A short play for your Monday…
THE SCENE: JENWORLD – SUNDAY
The female lead (JEN) is tidying closets and dressers in the Jenworld master bedroom. While going through her husband’s drawers, she finds something unexpected and perplexing at the bottom of his underwear drawer. She goes off to find her husband (PETE) and demand answers.
JEN: “Why are there two video games hidden at the bottom of your underwear drawer?”
PETE: Momentarily perplexed, then realization dawning, then laughter. “I had forgotten all about those.”
JEN: Looking at him with her eyebrows raised to her hairline.
PETE: “I bought those for the girls for Christmas a couple of years ago, then totally forgot all about them.”