I am finally ready to embrace Christmas. I wish I could be all exemplary and everything and give y’all a profound lesson in patience and the proper way to observe Advent and all that, but no. I am generally shallow and Scrooge-y, or perhaps, Grinch-y because for teachers, December is the cruelest month.
Everything comes due in December if you’re in education. Grades, of course, are an overwhelming part of it — but when that gets bunched together with all the other stuff — well, it puts me in a foul mood so I ignore the holiday stuff going on around me. I don’t do Christmas shopping. I grudgingly attend the office party for the sake of politics. And I finish my work.
YES! I am done. Finished! Finis!
Nice that it usually coincides with the third week of Advent, isn’t it? That little pink candle that I light at dinner tonight is going to make me very very happy. Because now I can get ready.
And while it’s a bit of a jump, I’ve been playing Christmas music in the office. Here’s my top 10 favorite Christmas songs:
1 What Child IS This?
2 O Holy Night
3 Do You Hear What I Hear?
4 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
5 Silent Night
6 Angels We Have Heard on High
7 O Come All Ye Faithful
Hmmm. Did I say 10? I meant 7. That’s all I got at the moment. 🙂