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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Holy Sh*t, It’s Almost Christmas!

It’s not like it’s on a different date every year; but I get the distinct impression that Christmas is creeping up on me...

Yep! There it is, see that? Right there on the calendar between Thanksgiving at the end of November and the New Year’s hangover I have penciled in.

The space between now and then is a maelstrom of decorating, shopping, baking, parties parties parties, phone calls, and gift-giving.

And then? Après Christmas?

Then, my friends, comes Winter, Winter with a capital “W”. Nothing on the horizon but work, snow, and work in the snow.

Bearing that in mind, and realizing that there is a good chance that it is true that Christmas is on the 25th of December simply to over-ride a pagan solar holiday, would anyone here have any objection to my moving it out to, say, February?

Because there’s nothing to look forward to in February.

We could also look at March.

Oh, sure. February has Valentine’s Day (AKA Singles Awareness Day/You Made Your Bed You Lie In It Day), and Presidents’ Day, but neither include time off. True, you may get chocolate or flowers (or VD) on VD; and there is the excitement of 50% off on towels and sheets during The Presidents’ Day Sale-ebration (sorry everyone), but honestly, the next paid holiday after New Year’s Day in the U.S. is Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is in May – the end of May!!

How in the world do we do it, and why in the world are we doing it again? Beginning of January to end of May without a paid day off in sight!

I’m getting dizzy just thinking about it.

I can see the headlines now: Woman On Downtown Bus Chops Up and Smokes Laminated Metro Pass, Demands Additional Winter Holidays Between Bouts of Hysterical Laughter.

Sigh.

Happy Saturday, everyone.

23 comments:

IB said...

Christmas? AGAIN?!

the fly in the web said...

We could well shift Christmas to a later date...we have New Year, after all...and we could always use the example of government where a firm date for a project turns into sometime in infinity.

Jayne Martin said...

You need to get your little bah-humbug over to my world for some Christmas cheer. And I'll start a movement for a 3-day paid weekend over Easter for you. The Easter bunny is kind of Santa's neglected step-kid.

Ms Sparrow said...

Buck up, little gal! You can handle it. With a bus pass and Friday's off, it should be a breeze
(or maybe a storm).

Secretia said...

Pearl, you could pick one day out of the work week and make it a half day. Try it, maybe it'll feel like a holiday.

Secretia

Not The Rockefellers said...

My birthday is February 20th..if you want to start a petition to declare that a national holiday, well, I won't stand in your way! :)

And I encourage anyone to take that day off, stay home and do what'cha like...

On me :)

( well not exactly)

Peace ~ Rene

The Jules said...

Excellent. Presidents' Day.

Bugger. We haven't got a president, and the Prime Minister doesn't look like the sort of chap who celebrates anything.

If we only had one president, would we have to shift the apostrophe in Presidents' Day?

Brian Miller said...

haha. that last line is amazing...smoking lamination though will ruin our teeth...

De Campo said...

Ahem,

Only 140 logging and seal clubbing days left until Earth Day.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I know what you mean...the long slow trek toward spring would benefit a lot from some kind of stay-home-and-turn-on-lots-of-bright-lights festival. Oh, and eat lots of rich and sugary foods.

Green-Eyed Momster said...
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Jimmy Bastard said...

I'd happily skip Christmas and go straight to January. Bah... humbug.

CatLadyLarew said...

There should be a four day weekend at least once every month and one month off in the summer. The world would be a happier place!

Douglas said...

You don't get Valentine's Day off with pay? Maybe that's just in Chicago...

Kevin Musgrove said...

It's a long hard haul to the end of May and St. Lone Ranger's Day.

Tempo said...

Come to Australia Pearl, We just invent new holidays to suit ourselves. We have public holidays to celebrate horse races (in other states), Queens birthday (although we dont have a queen)and some where we just take the day off even though no one seems to know why anymore... Its all good!
Of course Christmas is in the middle of our long hot summer here..no snow (even in winter)

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Even the kids get a break - we adults get NOTHING!

mapstew said...

So, Jesus couldn't just pick 10th June to be born already?

xxx

Kavi said...

Time flies ! it was just like yesterday that it was last xmas. And the year before tooo..

Phew. Time flies indeed.

My name is PJ. said...

So, don't you get 'floating' holidays, those paid days you can take whenever you want? Before I retired I worked for Big Blue and we got 13 paid holidays a year. If I didn't take them close enough together, I would sometimes take a 'call in well' day.

Gaston Studio said...

LOL, something to think about!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

After Christmas I have Hubby's b-day, Oldest Daughter's 15th b-day and #1 Son's 18th b-day to look forward to....They're all before March! We just celebrate all the time around here.
There's got to be something better to smoke than that Metro pass!! Just start drinking heavily now and May will be here before you know it!! ;)

Hugs!!

Warty Mammal said...

I feel the same way. Gosh, it's grim!